Hackers wage war on Sony and make off with another 25 million users’ credit card details

[Ivichi Buchwa, Internet News Contributor]

New Statesman: Sony has been hacked again. This time the hackers mauled its ‘outdated database’ and made off with 25 million of Sony’s users’ names, credit card details, home addresses, date of birth and phone numbers.

Since then, an angry and frustrated Sony has de-activated its Online Entertainment service. Two weeks earlier, the media giant had been hacked when its  Playstation Network was ravaged by cyberbandits who had stolen details of 77 million of its users.

The latest hack, which took place this week, compromised PC and Facebook users. Direct debit data of well over 10,000 Austrian, Spanish, Dutch and German customers, plus 12,000 non-US users, were siphoned off too.

The company is hopping mad about the breaches, but so far does not appear to have an effective plan to stop them.

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