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May 6, 2011

Sony CEO apologises for data theft; shares fall 2 pct

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer apologised to users of the firm’s PlayStation Network and other online services, breaking his silence on the biggest Internet security break-in ever, but failed to provide a date when services would resume.

Stringer’s comments come after he faced criticism of his leadership since Sony revealed hackers had compromised the data of more than 100 million accounts used for accessing games and music over the Internet.

May 6, 2011

Sony CEO apologizes for Internet breaches

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer apologized to users of its PlayStation Network, breaking his silence on one of the biggest Internet security break-ins ever, but failing to provide a date when services would resume.

Stringer’s comments come after he faced criticism of his leadership since Sony revealed hackers had compromised the data of more than 100 million accounts. Kazuo Hirai, his likely successor, led a news conference and apology on Sunday.

May 6, 2011

Sony CEO apologises for Internet breaches; shares fall 3 pct

TOKYO, May 6 (Reuters) – Sony Chief Executive
Officer Howard Stringer apologised to users of its PlayStation
Network, breaking his silence on one of the biggest Internet
security break-ins ever, but failing to provide a date when
services would resume.

Stringer’s comments come after he faced criticism of his
leadership since Sony revealed hackers had compromised the data
of more than 100 million accounts. Kazuo Hirai, his likely
successor, led a news conference and apology on Sunday.

May 3, 2011

Sony’s Stringer under fire as 25 mln more accounts hacked

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sony (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) CEO Howard Stringer faced harsh criticism of his leadership after the consumer electronics conglomerate revealed hackers may have stolen the data of another 25 million accounts in a second massive security breach.

Sony’s (SNE.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) latest revelation came just a day after it announced measures to avert another cyberattack like that which hit its PlayStation Network two weeks ago.

May 3, 2011

Sony CEO under fire as 25 mln more accounts hacked

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sony CEO Howard Stringer faced harsh criticism of his leadership after the consumer electronics conglomerate revealed hackers may have stolen the data of another 25 million accounts in a second massive security breach.

Sony’s latest revelation came just a day after it announced measures to avert another cyberattack like that which hit its PlayStation Network two weeks ago.

May 3, 2011

Sony says 25 mln more accounts at risk in new data hack

TOKYO/NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) – Sony CEO Howard
Stringer faced criticism of his leadership after the consumer
electronics giant revealed hackers may have stolen the data of
another 25 million accounts in a second massive security breach.

Sony’s latest revelation came just a day after it announced
measures had been put in place to avert another cyberattack like
that which hit its PlayStation Network, hoping to repair its
tarnished image and reassure customers who might be pondering a
shift to Microsoft’s Xbox.

May 3, 2011

Sony says 25 mln more users at risk in second data hack

TOKYO/NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) – Sony’s Internet
security crisis deepened on Monday with the company revealing
hackers had stolen data of another 25 million users of its PC
games system in a second massive breach for the consumer
electronics giant.

Sony’s latest revelation comes just a day after Sony No. 2
Kazuo Hirai announced measures had been put in place to avert
another cyberattack like that which hit its PlayStation Network,
hoping to repair its tarnished image and reassure customers who
might be pondering a shift to Microsoft’s Xbox.

May 3, 2011

Sony says 25 mln more users at risk in second data hack

TOKYO/NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) – Sony’s Internet
security crisis deepened on Monday with the company revealing
hackers had stolen data of another 25 million users of its PC
games system in a second massive breach for the consumer
electronics giant.

Sony’s latest revelation comes just a day after Sony No. 2
Kazuo Hirai announced measures had been put in place to avert
another cyberattack like that which hit its PlayStation Network,
hoping to repair its tarnished image and reassure customers who
might be pondering a shift to Microsoft’s Xbox.

May 2, 2011

Sony freebies help soothe anger at data breach

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony has won over some gamers by offering free access to its PlayStation Network to compensate for the leak of personal details on 78 million user accounts, but still has some way to go to regain the trust of consumers.

Many PlayStation users around the world were angry and frustrated that the first warning of one of the largest Internet security break-ins ever came a week after Sony detected a problem with the network on April 19.

May 2, 2011

Sony seen facing long battle to regain trust after data breach

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp will need time to restore trust in its online security systems as it prepares to restart its PlayStation video games network following the leak of personal details on 78 million user accounts.

Many PlayStation users around the world were angry and frustrated that the first warning of one of the largest Internet security break-ins ever came a week after Sony detected a problem with the network on April 19.