Sony confirms its PlayStation Network and online music service fell victim to a major security breach.
Both services are suspended as Sony investigates the theft of massive amounts of personal data. The company admits logins, passwords, home addresses and even children’s identities are in unknown hands after the computer break-in last week. While Sony says it can’t confirm credit card numbers were stolen, it’s not ruling it out either.
Sony sent an e-mail to everyone using PlayStation Network and Qriocity, its cloud-music service. The e-mail says Sony has hired a special security firm to rebuild its system. In the meantime, Sony says to be on the alert for phone, e-mail or snail mail scams asking for credit card or Social Security numbers, or other sensitive information.