PlayStation Network Hacked! 77m Credit Cards in the Open

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Playstation NetworkPlayStation owners are to be without online gaming until at least Wednesday, Sony has warned, following a huge security breach by hackers. In its latest update to the PlayStation blog Sony said: "Our employees have been working day and night to restore operations as quickly as possible, and we expect to have some services up and running within a week from yesterday." The PlayStation Network and Qriocity music streaming service have been shut down since 20 April, when the breach was detected. Hackers stole personal details belonging to 77 million users including names, addresses, email addresses, birth dates and passwords. The firm today said it has begun to move its data infrastructure to a new, more secure location in response to the raid. "We want to be very clear that we will only restore operations when we are confident that the network is secure" it added. Sony also admitted today that the stolen personal data was not encrypted, as security experts have suspected since it first disclosed details of the breach on Tuesday.

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