Dutch gamers fall victim to Sony hackers

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Electronics giant Sony has revealed that the credit card details of Dutch customers have been stolen in a cyber attack on the Sony Online Entertainment Network.

This latest revelation concerns an attack on a computer games network which preceded the major attack on the PlayStation network which took place in mid April. The criminals got away with the data of 25 million customers.

Sony says the stolen data include the credit card details of 10,700 customers from the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Spain. Another 12,700 people from other countries were also affected by the theft of banking details from the network and an out-of-date database.

Last week Sony revealed that the data of 77 million users on the PlayStation network were hacked in a cyber attack on 19 April, probably including credit card data. A Sony spokesperson told the BBC that there is no proof as yet that the stolen data have been used for financial purposes.




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