Sony Scrubs Personal Data Published by Hackers

Reuters' Japan bureau reports that hackers uploaded data they'd stolen from Sony servers during the PlayStation breach, but that Sony quickly had the unnamed website removed. The information concerned some 2,500 users and was at least 10 years old.

The information was collected during a 2001 sweepstakes campaign and concerned names and partial addresses; no credit card numbers, social security numbers or passwords were involved. It was unclear to what type of website the hackers had published the data, but it's implied they did it on one Sony controlled.


"The website was out of date and inactive when discovered as part of the continued attacks on Sony," Sony said in a statement. The company discovered the postings on Thursday, Reuters said, and Sony took the site down shortly thereafter.

Last night, Sony revised its projection for restoration of the PlayStation Network from "sometime this week," to "dunno." Sony says it is still "working to confirm the security of the network infrastructure, as well as working with a variety of outside entities to confirm with them of the security of the system."

Sony Removes Data Posted by Hackers, Delays PlayStation Restart [Reuters via Joystiq]

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