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Hacker Gets Into Sony PlayStation

April 26, 2011
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Sony Corp. said a hacker entered its PlayStation customer information system. The credit-card numbers of its 77 million members may have been compromised. The company took down the service.

The company said it told customers a hacker had taken their personal information – including names, addresses, billing history and birthdays.

The company said it expects to restore the Internet gaming service within a week.

It advised users to change the their log on and password once the PlayStation Network service is restored. It warned customers to change those passwords if they are used for other accounts.

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