Credit and Financial Data Exposed For 23,000 Users in Second Data Breach at Sony

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Sony has shut down its Sony Online Entertainment after admitting to a second massive breach affecting the company — this time, cybercriminals have made off with the credit card, debit card, and financial data of more than 23,000 users of the network. Despite the misfortune affecting the company, the Financial Times says Sony should not be faulted for discovering the second breach more than a week after the first “because the two online gaming networks share few resources and had separate security structures.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.