Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. says it has no information of a loss of data following a cyber-attack on its Internet-based services for PlayStation video-game consoles, the company said on Monday.
“We are still investigating the incident, including possible causes of it, but we haven’t found any trace of any sorts of information leaked out,” the company’s spokesman said.
Sony confirmed users had troubles accessing its PlayStation Network, where users can buy game titles and communicate with other players, from 8:52 a.m. to 11:18 a.m. The system has already been completely restored, the company added.
As a hub to connect owners of the globally popular video-game console, the PlayStation Network has been a frequent target for cyber-attacks, along with the online service for Microsoft MSFT -0.87%’s Xbox, another popular videogame console.
Sony suffered a similar problem in August, though the scale of the damage from the attack wasn’t serious when compared with another attack in 2011, where 77 million users’ personal information was stolen.
The latest PlayStation attack comes hot on the heels of large-scale hacking attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment, where personal data of Hollywood movie starts were being exposed.
There is no evidence that the two cases are related.
Authored by Takashi Mochizuk via wsj.com.