Sony networks suffer another data security breach

Sony networks suffer another data security breach

Earlier this year, Sony's PlayStation Network suffered a massive data security breach, placing customer information in a precarious position. It now appears that the company has suffered another incident involving customer data.

In a recent company blog post, the company's chief information security officer Philip Retinger recently said approximately 93,000 customer accounts on its PlayStation Network, Sony Entertainment Network and Sony Online Entertainment may have had their information accessed by outside parties.

"These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or sources," said Retinger.

The security breach occurred sometime between October 7 and October 10. The company said that no account credit card information is believed to have been compromised during the attack. Sony said it is currently investigating the matter.

Sony continues to deal with global security issues. In May, the company announced that hackers breached its website run by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications in Canada and a company website located in Thailand. According to Sony spokesperson Atsuo Omagari, the company shut down the servers immediately after the system was compromised.