On Tuesday, Sony announced In its Playstation blog that the entertainment company experienced another data breach affecting 93,000 of its Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), PlayStation Network (PSN), and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) customers. While the affected customers are less than one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total PSN, SEN and SOE customers, the affected customers include about 60,000 PSN/SEN customers and about 33,000 SOE customers. In response to the intrusion, Sony has temporarily locked down those accounts.
"We are currently reviewing those accounts for unauthorized access, and will provide more updates as we have them. Please note, if you have a credit card associated with your account, your credit card number is not at risk. We will work with any users whom we confirm have had unauthorized purchases made to restore amounts in the PSN/SEN or SOE wallet."
During May and June of 2011, Sony announced multiple data breaches at its PSN, Canadian eShop, Greece, and Thailand websites, affecting over 77 million customers worldwide, plus another 24 million SOE customers. Several Sony executives apologized publicly for the data breaches. After those attacks, several security experts concluded that Sony used obsolete data security software.
It would appear that with the latest attacks, security at Sony online sites is far from optimal or desired.