Sony Suspends 93,000 Accounts in New Hacking Incident

Oct 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Sony Corp. has again been targeted by hackers, and has responded by suspending about 93,000 user accounts, Bloomberg reports.

The accounts of users of the company’s online gaming and entertainment offerings were temporarily suspended after “a massive number” of unauthorized access attempts were made, a company spokesman said. The attempts were detected between Oct. 7 and Oct. 10.

The affected accounts include at least 35,000 in the U.S. and another 24,000 European accounts, the story reports. The Sony spokesman said home addresses and other personal data in some accounts may have been compromised.

Credit card information was not compromised, according to the company spokesman.

The report adds: “The suspensions come three months after the maker of PlayStation game consoles resumed online services following hacker attacks in April that compromised more than 100 million customer accounts, the second-largest online data breach in U.S. history.”

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