Sony questioned by US senator

A US senator has written directly to Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Jack Tretton about the troubles surrounding PlayStation Network.

Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal declared that the incident raises concerns of data privacy, identity theft, and other misuse of sensitive personal and financial data, such as names, email addresses, and credit and debit card information”, according to

He also pointed the finger at Sony for not notify its millions of customers in time and called for the firm to provide PSN users with free access to credit reporting services for two years and identity theft insurance, as well as other financial data security services.

The letter continued: Although the breach occurred nearly a week ago, Sony has not notified customers of the intrusion, or provided information that is vital to allowing individuals to protect themselves from identity theft, such as informing users whether their personal or financial information may have been compromised. Nor has Sony specified how it intends to protect these consumers.”

The full letter is available to read on the Senator’s website. Sony confirmed last night that personal information had been compromised during the breach, six days after the service was taken down.

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