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Sony PlayStation Breach May Affect Millions

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April 27, 2011

The Hill reports that Sony started warning customers on Tuesday that its Sony PlayStation Network was breached sometime between April 17 and 19 by an "external intruder," potentially affecting 77 million users. "While there is no evidence...that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule it out at this time," said a Sony representative. Sony's notice comes days after the network suspended services and amidst calls from U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to provide the network's subscribers with an explanation. Given the size of the incident, the report suggests that either the U.S. Congress or Federal Trade Commission will investigate it further.
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