93,000 Sony accounts accessed by hackers

Written by Joe Martin

October 12, 2011 // 10:56 a.m.

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Sony has revealed that around 93,000 Sony accounts have been accessed by hackers recently, forcing Sony to take steps to protect the security of the accounts in questions.

The 93,000 accounts span both Sony's PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment services, as well as Sony Online Entertainment. The total amounts to one tenth of one percent of total accounts, says Sony.

'Please note, if you have a credit card associated with your account, your credit card number is not at risk,' Philip Reitinger, VP and Chief Information Security Officer of the Sony Group, wrote on the PlayStation Blog.

Sony suffered a spate of other hacking attacks earlier this year when hackers forced Sony to take PSN offline to repair security flaws.

'We want to take this opportunity to remind our consumers about the increasingly common threat of fraudulent activity online, as well as the importance of having a strong password and having a username/password combination that is not associated with other online services or sites,' Reitinger said.

'We encourage you to choose unique, hard-to-guess passwords and always look for unusual activity in your account.'

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