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Sony Online Entertainment Shut down for Issues Security

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), an online game development company owned by Sony, to suspend their services after discovering a hacker has gained access to 23,400 credit and debit cards from its customers outside the United States.

Part of the division of Sony Corp. It also adopted a policy to disable their service since Monday (02/05/2011) night. The company that produces EverQuest and DC Universe Online is to say, security consultants and energy experts have discovered the theft of personal information of 24.6 million customer accounts SOE.

Theft includes 12,700 non-US credit card or debit card and expiration date. However, Sony said, the credit card information may have been stolen did not include security code card or pin, which serves as the source of the second authentication.

Taina Rodriquez SOE spokesman also confirmed that the inroad of this data is not attack the second. "Closing these SOEs while services related to the ongoing investigation against internal disturbances that occurred in April," he said.

This data theft occurred in 10 700 debit cards from customers in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain. The information obtained from this debit card, among others, customer name, bank account number and account name.

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