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Friday August 29, 2014

Sony Subpoenaed by NY State After Data Breach

Sony Corp. is to be subpoenaed by NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over data breaches of its PlayStation Network and Sony Online unit. Hackers recently gained access to data from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), which allowed access to 23,400 credit and debit records from non-U.S. customers and personal account information of 24.6 million account holders through the SOE network alone. Overall, according to Bloomberg, the data of 77 million customers worldwide was compromised.

Though Sony apologized, it took six days after shutting down the PlayStation Network to alert their customers of the breach. Schneiderman is seeking information on what Sony has told customers about the security of their network.

Bloomberg