Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. said that they had no information about the loss of data following a cyber-attack on its Internet-based services for PlayStation video-game consoles, the company said on Monday.
[quote]“We are still investigating the incident, including possible causes of it, but we haven’t found any trace of any sorts of information leaked out,” the company’s spokesman said.[/quote]
Sony, however did confirm that users were having trouble accessing the Playstation Network from 8:52 a.m. to 11:18 a.m. (IST). They also added that the systems have been completely restored now.
Sony has already suffered a similar problem in August, though the scale of the damage from the attack wasn’t serious when compared with another attack in 2011, where 77 million users’ personal information was stolen.
The latest attack comes not too long after the hacking attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment, where personal data of Hollywood movie starts were being exposed. However, there is no evidence to suggest that the two cases are related.