Sony is shutting down more services in connection with a security breach that put sensitive data for more than 70-million customers in the hands of an unknown thief.
The company has learned the same cyber attack that forced it to cut off service to the Sony PlayStation Network last month also affected Sony’s Online Entertainment division. A spokesman says further investigation into the April 17th break-in has caused “enough concern” for Sony to shut down its online games unit. Japan’s Nikkei news service is reporting more than 12-thousand credit card numbers may have been stolen from that division. That’s on top of 77-million PlayStation Network customers who had their names, passwords, addresses and possibly credit card numbers stolen by the hacker.