Sony has thrown in the towel on its appeal of a £250,000 fine ($377,500) imposed after its PlayStation Network was hacked in April 2011, losing data such as names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth and account passwords of millions of users.
"There’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better," says ICO director.
How many headlines do there have to be before companies take data security more seriously?
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Sony disclosed today that the breach two weeks ago affects an additional 24.5 million users of its Sony Online Entertainment division. They have shut down the service until further notice and continue to investigate the thefts.
Sony confirms that credit card details which could have been stolen in the recent hack of the PlayStation Network were encrypted, but doesn't reassure customers regarding the strength of encryption.
Just how could user accounts, potentially including credit card details, of a whopping 70 million users not be encrypted? It baffles the mind.
Users of Sony's PlayStation Network are at risk of identity theft after hackers broke into the system, and accessed the personal information of videogame players.
The Sony PlayStation Network has been offline since 20th April, following what the company calls an "external intrusion".