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Apr272011

Sony Playstation Data Breach Exposes Info of 77 Million Users

Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Sony’s online PlayStation Network -- which allows gamers to play video games online and access streaming movies using its popular gaming consoles -- has been breached by hackers, according to the company.

The company says the data of some 77 million customers -- including names, addresses, birthdays, passwords and log-in names -- was accessed by an unauthorized person between April 17 and April 19.  Sony says it doesn’t have evidence that credit card data was hacked, but says it "cannot rule out the possibility."

“For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information,” the company said in a blog post.   “Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, Social Security number or other personally identifiable information.”

Sony further advised customers to "remain vigilant, to review your account statements and to monitor your credit reports."

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