And one more… Sony breached again.
Sony deals with third breach. Sony has dealt with a new breach over the weekend of May 7 and 8 that exposed the names and partial addresses of 2,500 people who participated in a sweepstakes contest 10 years ago.
Sony learned about the intrusion after hackers stole the information and posted it on a public Web site. The company took measures to remove the data from the Internet and apologized for the new incident. The information was taken from a Web site that was used for a product sweepstakes contest back in 2001. “The Web site was out of date and inactive when discovered as part of the continued attacks on Sony,” the company told Reuters. No credit card details, Social Security numbers, or user passwords were compromised in this new incident. The breach comes after recent reports that a group of hackers was planning a new attack against Sony that was to involve the disclosure of sensitive information stolen from its systems. There is no evidence to definately link the rumored plan to the new breach. Sony also announced that restoring the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services has been further delayed.