|
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:46am

Sony Hacking Puts Gamers At Risk

News
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 3:52pm

Nearly 100-million users may have had data stolen.

The massive hacking of electronics giant Sony is even worse than first reported.

The number of Sony customers whose personal information is now in the hands of hackers has grown to over 100-million.

Criticism has become brutal.

"They screwed up, they screwed up bad and what they did, they didn't invest in security over the last decade and now they're paying the price," says Immunity Inc cybersecurity expert Dave Aitel.

On Tuesday Sony confirmed the second attack and said it occurred around the same time as the first on the Playstation network.

In both cases information stolen by the hackers may include a user's personal info as well as logins and passwords.

"This is a lot of critical information. You know, Sony gets an 'F' for taking care of people's information right now," says MSNBC.com's Bob Sullivan.

There is hope, however, that Sony customers may end up more annoyed than harmed by the hackers.

"This is not Armageddon for data loss because as we know it right now we're not talking about Social Security numbers and, in most cases, we're not talking about about credit card numbers that were left in the clear," Sullivan says.

However, Sony can't say for certain some credit card info wasn't part of the theft.

Experts say affected customers need to stay vigilant.

For now, Sony's online Playstation, entertainment and music networks remain off-line.
 

Comments News Comments

Post new Comment