Sony Corp. has reported that 70 million consumers around the world have had personal data compromised in the latest major data security breach, according to media reports.
The company has not yet completely evaluated the damage, but has said that it believes no consumer credit or debit card data was compromised.
Patrick Seybold, senior director of corporate communications for Sony Computer Entertainment America wrote about the breach on the company’s blog.
“Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided,” wrote Seybold. Information like name, address, country, email address, birth date and game ID and passwords were compromised, he said. “It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address…and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained…. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility,” he added.