Sony Online Entertainment Shut Down After 25 Million More Accounts Hacked

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NEW YORK Reuters – Sony Online Entertainment has temporarily shut down its online games service and its Facebook games after discovering the April break-in that led to the theft of 77 million user accounts also affected its system.A spokesman for the online games unit said the service was taken down at 1:30 am Pacific time on Monday. The spokesman declined to say how many customers were affected and none were alerted beyond a terse message on its website.Facebook games developed by Sony Online Entertainment including “PoxNora,” “Dungeon Overlord,” “Wildlife Refuge,” as well as games based on the Star Wars movies, were all shut down. Sony posted a message on Facebook saying “we had to temporarily take down SOE services during the night.” A Sony spokesman said the Facebook games make money from microtransactions and the sale of virtual goods like costumes and weapons.

via Sony Online Entertainment Shut Down After 25 Million More Accounts Hacked.

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Posted on May 4, 2011, in Article and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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