28 Apr '11, 2am

Playstation gamers threaten to abandon Sony after it said personal information for 77m user accounts had been stolen

A person plays a video game on a Sony Playstation in Sony's flagship store in Berlin. Sony Corp warned that hackers had stolen names, addresses and possibly credit card details from the 77 million user accounts of its video game online network. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON/NEW YORK - LOYAL PlayStation gamers are threatening to ditch Sony Corp after it disclosed that personal information for some 77 million user accounts was stolen from its computer systems in one of the biggest-ever data breaches. 'People care very deeply about a data breach. More so than with other issues,' said Mr Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute. 'When you get a letter telling you that your data has been lost or stolen, you get pretty ticked off with the company.' Security experts say that Sony needs to account for the loss of that business - as well as damage to its brand - when...

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