SONY PSN DATA BREACH UPDATE – FREE CREDIT MONITORING EXTENSION

Sony has agreed to extend its offer for free credit monitoring to July 31, 2011.  Originally, Sony's offer of free credit monitoring with All Clear ID Plus was available for its customers until June 18.  The credit monitoring is being offered to members of the Play Station Network (PSN) prior to the April data breach.   The credit monitoring [...]

SONY TO LOSE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AFTER DATA BREACH

Sony now says it will lose several billion dollars for its fiscal year.  Originally, Sony planned on bringing in $857 million in profits this year, but a recent data breach will inevitably cost the company billions of dollars!  The latest estimate is $3.7 billion! "Based on information currently available to Sony, our currently known costs associated with [...]

SONY SUBSIDIARY HACKED

The Wall Street Journal recently reported Sony's So-Net Entertainment subsidiary (a Japan based internet service provider) was hacked by intruders.  According to , the hackers stole $1,200 worth of virtual points from 128 accounts.  The hacker was able to access emails from 90 accounts, according the AP.  So-Net learned of the data breach when its customers complained about problems [...]

CLASS ACTIONS FILED AGAINST SONY FOR PLAYSTATION DATA BREACH

Sony Playstation 's recent data breach has resulted in several class actions.  At least 25 class action lawsuits have been filed against Sony.  The class action lawsuits have been filed in various U.S. federal courts all over the US.  The class action complaints allege Sony negligently guarded its customers' PII.  The class action lawsuits also [...]

HACKER GROUP “ANONYMOUS” LINKED TO SONY PSN DATA BREACH

Hacker group known as "Anonymous" is linked to he massive Sony PSN data breach, according to the Register.  The Sony Playstation network was recently hacked and as many as 77 million customers have begun to receive breach notification emails from Sony regarding the attack.  In its letter to Congress, Sony chronicles the data breach timeline, [...]

SONY PSN SENDS OUT BREACH NOTIFICATION EMAILS

The Sony Play Station Network (PSN) recently experienced a data breach.  Since the breach, Sony has begun to e-mail those affected by the breach.  Here is the Sony PSN breach notification email: From: PlayStation Network <PlayStation_Network@playstation-email.com> Date: To: Subject: Important information regarding PlayStation Network and Qriocity services Add PlayStation_Network@playstation-email.com to your address book =================================== PlayStation(R)Network [...]

SONY PLAY STATION DATA BREACH

Sony thinks an "unauthorized person" now has access to all PlayStation Network account information and passwords, and may have obtained users. credit card numbers.  The PlayStation maker said it believes hackers now have access to customers personal identify information, including name, date of birth, address, e-mail address.  The hackers also have access to users PlayStation Network/Qriocity passwords, logins, [...]