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It’s been a tough week for Sony. As if it wasn’t bad enough that the Playstation Network was hacked last week PlayStation Network Hacked, Personal Information Compromised [News] PlayStation Network Hacked, Personal Information Compromised [News] If you’re one of the 77 million registered users on Sony's PlayStation Network, your personal and confidential information may have been compromised during a security breach. According to Sony, they discovered an intrusion, and shut... Read More , Sony Online Entertainment users have fallen prey to a similar attack. The personal information of almost 25 million users has been compromised, making for a total of almost 100 million very angry customers.

Similar to last week’s debacle, this latest hack is said to have included more than 20,000 credit card and bank account numbers, as well as other personal information including names, phone numbers and addresses. In a press release, Sony admitted to yet another intrusion they discovered almost 2 weeks after it had happened.

Sony Online Entertainment provides online multiplayer games to its users, but following suit with just about everything else the PlayStation Network has been forced to do, Sony shut down its SOE servers once they became aware of the intrusion.

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After announcing the intrusion a day after it was discovered, to make up for the fact that Sony may have led to yet another mammoth leak of personal information, their users are getting one free month added to their subscriptions, along with compensation each day that the service remain inaccessible.

Sony is currently in the process of sending out notifications to all users whose accounts were compromised.

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What do you think Sony should do to compensate its users? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. cuestakid
    May 6, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Is sony just asking for a lawsuit? I mean at this point, Sony is just begging the FCC and/or SEC to demand real answers.

  2. Angel Benavidez
    May 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    stop talkin shit people, stuff happen and there's nothing we can do about it. am sorry for sony.

  3. Richard Ludwig
    May 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    just say FU to microsoft and use either linux or freebsd instead :D

  4. COD all day
    May 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    thats why you buy an xbox

  5. Darryl_Gittins
    May 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    "well reputed company"? These are the guys that installed root kits on our computers. They are certainly not well reputed in my books.

  6. Mcburns1
    May 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I firmly believe that SONY is already doing everything in their power to rectify this unfortunate situation. I have no doubt that their employees are working around the clock to be sure that this situation is corrected and that efforts are made to prevent this from ever occurring again. There's an expression, "shit happens" that I feel applies here. SONY is a great, well reputed company and it would be unfair to demand from of them.

    • Scutterman
      May 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      I understand that it's impossible to completely secure any publicly accessible data store, but if any other company allowed so much of my data out of their control I'd expect some sort of compensation from them too. Add into that there are people paying for SOE subscriptions and PSN Plus subscriptions, and people who bought games on PS3 over other mediums with the intent of playing them online (*cough* Portal 2 *cough*), they definitely need to hand something to their users.

      Besides, I still haven't completely forgiven them for removing the PS3's backward compatibility.

  7. Guest
    May 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Just use the PC? I mean. I never understood what was so good about consoles.

    • Joshua Wilcox
      May 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      Because I don't have a 50" monitor for my computer...

    • guest
      May 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      HDMI

    • Freak
      May 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      SOE develops massively multiplayer PC games such as EverQuest, EverQuest II, The Matrix Online, PlanetSide, Star Wars Galaxies, Free Realms, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, etc. The people that got compromised in this situation WERE using PC games.

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