Sony is reporting that 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) accounts have now been breached.
The SOE network is home to many games such as Star Wars Galaxies, Everquest and others. The shocking news of this is that this breach is the same one that brought down the PSN. The same group seems to know how to bring down Sony it seems.
Sony released the following statement about the breach:
Our ongoing investigation of illegal intrusions into Sony Online Entertainment systems has discovered that hackers may have obtained personal customer information from SOE systems. We are today advising you that the personal information you provided us in connection with your SOE account may have been stolen in a cyber-attack. Stolen information includes, to the extent you provided it to us, the following: name, address (city, state, zip, country), email address, gender, birthdate, phone number, login name and hashed password.
Customers outside the United States should be advised that we further discovered evidence that information from an outdated database from 2007 containing approximately 12,700 non-US customer credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) and about 10,700 direct debit records listing bank account numbers of certain customers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Spain may have also been obtained. We will be notifying each of those customers promptly