Last week we reported that hacker group Lulzsec had breached Sony Pictures websites with them gaining access to a number of user details found on Sony servers. Sony Pictures have recently released a statement confirming the authenticity of this breach.
Sony issues notice to 37,500 affected users
The statement from Sony Pictures reads that they have provided notice to the approximately 37,500 people who may have had some personally identifiable information stolen during the recent attack on sonypictures.com. It also states that Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) did not request for any information, and that the stolen information did not include any credit card information, social security numbers or driver license numbers from these affected people.
The statement goes on to say that they are continuing to investigate the details of this cyber attack; however, they believe that one or more unauthorized persons may have obtained some or all of the following information that users may have provided to them in connection with certain promotions or sweepstakes which include user’s name, address, email address, telephone number, gender, date of birth, and website password and user name.
The company ended the statement by saying that they thank users for their patience as they complete their investigation of this cyber attack, and that they regret any inconvenience caused.
To know more about the recent hackings on Sony, click here.
Publish date: June 9, 2011 11:55 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:59 pm
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