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Fallout Continues for Company's Data Breach

DATA LOSS

April 29, 2011

Reuters analyzes the extent and scope of the recent breach of Sony's PlayStation Network, which has "earned a place in the annals of Internet crime." The size of the breach has officials and regulators from around the world investigating. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has called on the U.S. Department of Justice to look into it, and the FBI has launched an inquiry. Australian, Canadian and European regulators--including those from the UK, Germany, Italy and France--are looking into the matter. The chairman of the Article 29 Working Party said members "are considering possible actions." Meanwhile, Sony is telling customers that their credit card information was encrypted.
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