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Sony blames Anonymous in data theft

Sony yesterday blamed Internet vigilante group Anonymous for indirectly allowing a hacker to gain access to personal data of more than 100 million video-game users.

Sony yesterday blamed Internet vigilante group Anonymous for indirectly allowing a hacker to gain access to personal data of more than 100 million video-game users.

The accusation came in a letter to Congress and prompted renewed complaints that the Japanese electronics giant’s disclosure had been inadequate and tardy.

The company said it waited two days after first discovering data was stolen from its PlayStation video-game network before contacting law enforcement and did not meet with FBI officials until five days later.

“Sony has been the victim of a very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack,” Kazuo Hirai, chairman of the board of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said in a letter to the U.S. Congress.

 
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