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Sony “may never know” if hackers stole anything during PSN breach

Thursday, 9th June 2011 18:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai has been talking to a lot of different folks during E3 this year, and the BBC was no exception. According to an interview with the outlet, Hirair said Sony “may never know” what data was stolen by hackers when they breached PSN’s security system.

Hirai told the BBC that the 100 million PSN account’s “information was accessed,” but the firm is unsure as to “what part,” was actually stolen from the servers.

“The people that intruded our systems are very good in hiding their tracks as they left our systems, so we might not know for a very long time or we may never know.”

Hirai also said that if “any credit card information was taken”, the firm is unsure, but it”shared that as a potential possibility” in order to ensure the safety of consumer data..

He goes on to tell the BBC basically the same thing he told the Guardian, that such breaches are not just a Sony issue, but one affecting all organizations and that all firms no matter how big or small need to be “very vigilant about how [credit card]data is being secured.”

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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  1. xino

    ever since this PSN hack and other recent hacks.

    Hackers and Anon should not expect people to side with them or back them up.

    Just watch when someone tries to complain about modding a console, the authorities will be all over their ass and communities will tell the modders to f*k off!

    Anon shut themselves in the foot. And if people like Geohot tries to start another hack bullsh… trust me things will be heated and will not be a joke like last time.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    Thank god they were a victim of hacking and not rape, becuase they will never knew if they were been fu*** 8D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Rad430

    “Hirai also said that if “any credit card information was taken”, the firm is unsure”
    we heard this from start & we knew it,but alot of people acted like all the data was stolen!
    WTF is going on?!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. fouzi fayaz

    @ManuOtaku
    damn right

    sony not sure if they stole our mony

    is this a joke sony

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @headline
    Exaxctly. And that’s why one must assume the worst.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Rad430

    @5 yeah,that’s right.we can assume nothing important happened too.but ofcourse
    it did.and sony did the right thing.but i’m angry at those who claim for sure that its the worst case while almost nothing happened to anyone.

    #6 3 years ago