07 May '11, 7am

Data that was stolen by hackers and subsequently posted on a website has now been removed, Sony said

Howard Stringer, chief executive and president of Sony Corporation, apologised to users and launched a US$1 million identity theft insurance policy for its Playstation Network users. -- REUTERS TOKYO - SONY said on Saturday it had removed off the Internet the personal details of 2,500 people that had been stolen by hackers and posted on a website. The data included names and some addresses, which were in a database created in 2001, a Sony spokesman said. Sony also said it would delay the restart of its PlayStation Network despite having said last Sunday that it would begin restoring services within the week. A spokesman said on Saturday this would not be possible, and that no date had been fixed for the restart. Sony Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer apologised on Friday to users of the firm's PlayStation Network and other online services, breaking his silence on the...

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