Sony admits to another security breach
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Sony, the global consumer electronics giant has admitted to yet another security breach. This time it could be even more serious than last month's 77 million user hack.
It seems hackers may have also stolen around 25 million accounts from the Sony Online Entertainment network (or SOE). The SOE user accounts include, wait for it, full bank account, credit/debit card, and personal details of registered users! Sony claims only 10,700 "old user accounts" from Austria, Germany, Netherlands, and Spain contained full user and banking details and have recommended these users change their details immediately.
The company is also considering offering affected customers of both "unauthorised" security breaches a years' Identity Theft insurance cover. Whilst the publicity surrounding this is astounding, Sony seems to be doing the right thing by its customers and proactively keeping everyone informed of the situation.
It's hard to hide from such a scandal, but they seem to be doing their best to sort out the mess. Still, Sony's reputation and credibility has taken a severe beating.
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