Hirai to brief press on PSN breach

Sony’s deputy president Kaz Hirai will host a media briefing tomorrow to address the issues surrounding the PSN saga – the first time a senior executive has spoken about the situation.

He will discuss Sony’s ongoing investigation, its security systems and plans to restore the service.

The news comes as Sony has reneged on some of its claims about PSN security. Previously the firm said that it had "never requested" users’ CVC codes – that’s the three digit security number found on the back of every credit and debit card.

However, the company has now scratched that claim from its official FAQ on the PSN breach and replaced it with: "While we do ask for CSC codes, we do not store them in our database."

Uncertainly still surrounds the situation, though, as reports have claimed that hackers are trying to sell the PSN account details of some 2m users, including their CSC codes.

In a further development, Gamastura reports that the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are now assisting Sony with its investigations.

Last week Sony said that it hopes to have some elements of PSN back online by May 3rd.

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