Reuters reports that hackers hit the Sony Corp.’s huge Playstation network this weekend, before a bomb threat was made against a flight carrying a top Sony executive in the U.S.
The tech company said on its Playstation blog Monday that the network was taken down by a denial of service-style attack, but added that none of the personal data of its 53 million users was compromised.
“We have seen no evidence of any intrusion to the network and no evidence of any unauthorized access to users’ personal information,” said the blog post by Sid Shuman, senior manager of social media.
Somebody with the Twitter handle @LizardSquad claimed responsibility for the data breach on Sunday, Reuters said. The purported hacker said the attack was carried out to warn the Japan-based firm that more profits needed to be spent on data security.
“Sony, yet another large company, but they aren’t spending the…
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