03 May '11, 2am

Sony unit shuts down service after April break: NEW YORK - SONY Online Entertainment has tempo...

NEW YORK - SONY Online Entertainment has temporarily shut down its online games service after discovering the April break-in that led to the theft of 77 million user accounts also affected its system. A spokesman for the online games unit said the service was taken down at 1.30am Pacific time (4.30pm Singapore time) on Monday. The spokesman declined to say how many customers were affected and none were alerted beyond a terse message on its website. Sony Online Entertainment is a division of the global electronics company that operates online games such as EverQuest and is separate from the PlayStation video game console division. The spokesman, who could not confirm a Nikkei report that 12,700 credit card numbers were stolen from the intrusion of Sony Online Entertainment, said it was not 'a second attack' and was related to the April 17-19 break-in of the Sony PlayStation...

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