UK Watchdog Fines Sony Over PlayStation Data Breach

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 12:27 PM EST) -- Britain's data protection regulator on Thursday fined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. £250,000 ($396,100) for failing to update faulty software and implement adequate security measures, which would have helped prevent a massive April 2011 breach that compromised millions of customers' personal information.

The U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office levied the penalty after conducting a probe into the hack that compromised the names, addresses, birth dates, account passwords and possible credit card and bank account information of millions of users of its PlayStation and Qriocity networks.

The attack...
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