Sony temporarily froze 93,000 accounts on its online entertainment and gaming networks after the company detected a surge of unauthorized sign-in attempts by a third party.
In the security breach, 93,000 global customer accounts on the Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment, were accessed. Sony locked down the accounts temporarily and will notify the account users to advise them to change their passwords.
Philip Reitinger, who is chief information security officer at Sony Group, says in a blog post that customer credit-card information wasn’t compromised and that Sony is investigating the unauthorized activity.
This is Sony’s second security breach. In April 2011, 100 million Sony online entertainment and gaming accounts were compromised.