Stat of the day: 77m

The number of PlayStation users who could be at risk after personal details were stolen by hackers.

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
It’s been labelled a ‘PR disaster’ by some commentators: electronics company Sony, which manufactures (among a long list of other things) games consoles, has been forced to admit to the 77m users of its PlayStation Network that their personal details might have been stolen by hackers, and that they should keep an eye out for email and telephone scams.

Meanwhile, the PlayStation Network has been out of action for a week. No doubt that went down like a double Maths lesson with teenage gamers, since it coincided with the Easter holidays. The timing really couldn’t have been any worse… 

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