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Customer Rewards Site Breached

DATA LOSS

May 20, 2011

So-net Entertainment Corp., a Sony subsidiary, has announced that a hacker accessed its customer rewards site and stole gift points worth approximately $1,225. The company believes the intruder may have used automated software to generate passwords in order to gain site access, reports The Wall Street Journal. There is no evidence, So-net said, that the perpetrator accessed personal data. The breach comes days after Sony restored service to its PlayStation Network (PSN). "Although we can't completely rule out the possibility that there is a connection with the PSN issue," said a So-net spokesman, "the likelihood is low." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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