Sony to dispute ICO data breach fine, statement issued

Thursday, 24 January 2013 09:12 GMT By Dave Cook

SCEE has challenged this morning’s £250,000 fine issued by the UK Information Commissioners Office, stating that there is no proof that sensitive data was indeed breached. The company has replied to the fine by way of a statement.

The statement was passed to MCV this morning and reads, “Sony Computer Entertainment Europe strongly disagrees with the ICO’s ruling and is planning an appeal.

“SCEE notes, however, that the ICO recognises Sony was the victim of “a focused and determined criminal attack,” that “there is no evidence that encrypted payment card details were accessed,” and that “personal data is unlikely to have been used for fraudulent purposes” following the attack on the PlayStation Network.

“Criminal attacks on electronic networks are a real and growing aspect of 21st century life and Sony continually works to strengthen our systems, building in multiple layers of defence and working to make our networks safe, secure and resilient.

“The reliability of our network services and the security of our consumers’ information are of the utmost importance to us, and we are appreciative that our network services are used by even more people around the world today than at the time of the criminal attack.”

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