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Sony Closes Its PC Game Network, More Customer Information Compromised

Amid security concerns following the recent attack on the company’s PlayStation Network, Sony closed down its PC Game Network on Monday due to concerns that even more customer data has been stolen.

Sony’s PC Game Network features a wide variety of multiplayer games such as the Everquest, Dungeon Overlord, and Free Realms, whose users all across the world will be affected following this step taken by the company.

“As previously announced, we have been conducting an ongoing, thorough investigation stemming from the cyber attack in April and promised to notify you should there be any changes to the situation,” a message on the Sony Entertainment Online homepage read. "Customer data may have been stolen as a result of an illegal intrusion on our systems. This information was discovered less than 24 hours ago and in response, we took down our services until we could verify their security."

On April, 20 the company also closed its PlayStation Network following an attack on the site that had left over 77 million users’ personal information exposed.

Sony is currently being criticised for its handling of the breach and its evident lack of effective security measures. This new breach will undoubtedly add fuel to the fire.