10:48 17 July 2013
In January, the UK information Commissioner’s Office imposed a £250,000 fine after Sony’s PlayStation Network was hacked in 2011. The commission found the Japanese giant negligent for failing to protect PSN users whose credit card details and log in information had been leaked.
On Monday, Sony said that although it still doesn’t agree with the verdict, it will drop the fight to avoid the risk of exposing sensitive security data.
A Sony spokesman said: “This decision reflects our commitment to protect the confidentiality of our network security from disclosures in the course of the proceeding.
We continue to disagree with the decision on the merits.”
Hackers are now targeting the games industry.
Recently, two Japanese video game publishers have admitted that personal details of their users had recently been exposed.
Konami’s ID website was hit by four million login attempts in a recent three-week period. Nintendo, another giant in the gaming industry, has reported similar story with 15million hacking attempts and 24,000 breaches of its fan site Club Nintendo in the past month.
However, unlike the one that involved Sony, recent attacks to the aforementioned companies did not reveal any financial information.
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