Just two weeks after hackers breached the Sony PlayStation network and stole what could be up to 77 million users data, including names, addresses and credit card details, Sony Online Entertainment today released a press release stating that it has also been compromised and a further 24.6 million accounts could have had their data stolen.
Sony had to shut down its PlayStation network because of a ‘non-gaming’ intrusion, in which an unauthorised person had attacked its servers and stole 77 million user account information. The fact that it was revealed that Sony had stored the credit card details in an unencrypted from came as a major shock.
Today we learn that its Online Newtork used commonly by PC gamers was also hacked and a further 24.6 million user accounts could be hacked. In addition to this an estimated 12,700 non-U.S. credit/debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) and around 10,700 direct debit records from certain customers in Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain were also taken from an outdated database from 2007.
Sony has shut down all its networks while reviewing and upgrading its security systems and is working with the FBI to identify the hackers and what happened.
SOE has said it will grant its customers 30 days of additional time on their subscriptions and compensate them one day for every day that the network is shut down for.
For more information and update about the SOE services, please visit www.soe.com/securityupdate.