April 27, 2011: Sony PlayStation Network Breach: Hackers Shouldn
Markey On Sony PlayStation Network Breach: Hackers Shouldn’t Be Able To Play ‘Grand Theft Info’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-Chairman of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, released the following statement today upon Sony’s announcement that personal information, including credit card data, had been compromised when hackers broke into its PlayStation Network.
“Hackers and data thieves shouldn’t be able to play ‘Grand Theft Info’ with millions of addresses, emails, and other sensitive information, some of which belongs to children. I am concerned about the risk of identity theft and other crimes that could be caused by the release of this information. Sony needs to explain how this incident occurred, why this information does not appear to have been encrypted and what Sony is doing to fix the problem and help consumers whose data was exposed.”