Sony removes user data posted online

Ben Parfitt
Sony removes user data posted online

In a fresh blow for PSN's security worries, Sony has omitted over the weekend that it was forced to remove the details of some 2,500 PSN users that were posted online by hackers.

Reuters reports that the details stemmed from a 2001 product sweepstake and included names and partial addresses.

Said Sony of the move: "The website was out of date and inactive when discovered as part of the continued attacks on Sony."

In further news, CNET reports that Sony is considering offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the hackers involved in the PSN breach.

"The company hasn't reached a final decision concerning whether it will offer a reward, and may decide not to do it at all, but the option is on the table, sources told me today," it claims.

"If Sony does decide to offer a reward, it will do so in cooperation with law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the relevant law enforcement agencies in other countries. The reward is being considered as one of many options Sony is mulling in consultation with law enforcement to try to jar loose any information on the identity of the attackers."

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