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access_time July 12, 2013 at 11:45 AM in News by Peter Whitehead

Sony abandons appeal against fine imposed after PSN hack


Sony have dropped their appeal against a £250,000 fine imposed on them after the 2011 PSN hack.

CVG reports that the Information Commissioners Office, the UK body that imposed the fine, have confirmed that Sony have accepted the fine and will no longer be challenging it. The fine was imposed in January and at the time the ICO said that there was, “no disguising that Sony is a business that should have known better.”

In a statement to V3 Sony said, “After careful consideration we are withdrawing our appeal. This decision reflects our commitment to protect the confidentiality of our network security from disclosures in the course of the proceeding. We continue to disagree with the decision on the merits.”

The hack in April 2011 caused widespread disruption to PSN with the details of more than 77 million accounts compromised. When PSN finally returned account holders were given a welcome back pack that included Wipeout HD, LittleBigPlanet and inFamous, in what became the template for the PS Plus Instant Game Collection.


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