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Lawmakers press Sony on breach

Associated Press / May 1, 2011

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are pressing Sony Corp. for more information about the loss of data in a security breach that affected 77 million accounts on its PlayStation Network.

Representative Mary Bono Mack, Republican of California, and Representative G.K. Butterfield, Democrat of North Carolina, sent a letter yesterday to the chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Kazuo Hirai, demanding answers about when Sony discovered the breach and informed others, why it can’t determine if credit card information was stolen, and what steps it was taking to address the crisis.

A Sony spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment about the lawmakers’ letter.