Sony Fined £250,000 After April 2011 Hack

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe was fined £250,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office in the U.K after a breach of the Data Protection Act.In April 2011,Sony PlayStation Network Platform was hacked and user's credentials were leaked.These consisted of full names,email addresses,account passwords,addresses and date of birth.An investigation by the ICO found that this breached could have been prevented if the software used were up-to-date.
David Smith, deputy commissioner and director of data protection, said: "If you are responsible for so many payment card details and log-in details, then keeping that personal data secure has to be your priority. In this case that just didn't happen, and when the database was targeted--albeit in a determined criminal attack--the security measures in place were simply not good enough,"
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