PlayStation Gamers' Personal Data Hacked


The Sony Corporation said late Tuesday that in the wake of a PlayStation network hacking attack, an "unauthorized person" had obtained personal information, including account holders' names, addresses, email addresses, user names and passwords.

The attack crippled the PlayStation network over the weekend, shutting down the system for more than 60 million gamers worldwide. Sony also warned that other confidential information, including credit card numbers, may have been comprised, warning customers to "remain vigilant" in monitoring their bank accounts.

The breach is being investigated by the FBI, in addition to Sony's security forces.