Sony leaked 12,700 credit card account numbers

Following up on this morning’s news that Sony Online Entertainment servers were offline across the board, SOE announced that it has lost 12,700 customer credit card numbers as the result of the PSN attack, and roughly 24.6 million accounts may have been breached.

SOE has provided the following statement, in which it confirms that its user data was stolen as part of the original intrusion — not a second attack. “While the two systems are distinct and operated separately, given that they are both under the SONY umbrella, there is some degree of architecture that overlaps. The intrusions were similar in nature. This is NOT a second attack; new information has been discovered as part of our ongoing investigation of the external intrusion in April.”

Nasdaq reveal DuPont suffers data leak

A senior DuPont (DD) executive said Tuesday that the company suffered an internal data leak that led to charges against a staffer at the diversified science group.

Doug Muzyka, chief science officer, said the employee had pled guilty to the unspecified leak, with more details to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Credit card holder data stolen for 3400 customers

HEI Hospitality, which owns and operates a range of high-end hotels including the Marriott, Sheraton and Westin, has sent letters to around 3,400 customers to reveal that their credit card data may have been stolen or compromised.

It was revealed by the firm that an intrusion into point-of-sale systems at a handful of its properties earlier this year could have allowed cardholder data to be illegally accessed.

It is believed that the intrusion could have exposed a large amount of information to hackers, including credit card types, numbers, expiration dates and security codes.

Yet while the file security issue is one of grave concern, a representative from HEI confirmed last week that there seem to have been no reports of any information being misused, with the chain keeping a close eye on developments over the coming weeks.

Last week, Greater Manchester Police concluded that a USB stick found outside of their station did not, as the Daily Star claimed, contain anti-terror information after it was analysed by the force.