On last Wednesday Sony has suspended PlayStation Network because of the hacking attack on its online gaming service. The company has warned PlayStation users that their personal information including purchase history, and credit card info may have been stolen.
According to the recent official blog post of Sony:
“There’s a difference in timing between when we identified there was an intrusion and when we learned of consumers’ data being compromised. We learned there was an intrusion 19th April and subsequently shut the services down. We then brought in outside experts to help us learn how the intrusion occurred and to conduct an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the incident. It was necessary to conduct several days of forensic analysis, and it took our experts until yesterday to understand the scope of the breach. We then shared that information with our consumers and announced it publicly yesterday evening.”