Sony says it disagrees with the ruling and will appeal the $390,000 fine, which stems from an April 2011 data breach in which hackers penetrated the PlayStation Network and stole personal data from millions of members’ accounts. Read More ..
SONY Computer Entertainment Europe was slapped with a £250,000 ($390,000) fine by the U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in connection with a data breach in 2011.
In April of that year, Sony disclosed that hackers had stolen personal data from millions of members of the PlayStation Network online gaming community. The stolen information included members' email addresses, birth dates and passwords. Though millions of users had credit card information registered to their account, there was no evidence that the encrypted payment details were accessed, the ICO investigation found.