NEW YORK – Sony Corp has shut down a website set up to help millions of users affected by Aprilâ€™s massive data breach after finding a â€œsecurity holeâ€.
The site had been designed to help 77 million users of its PlayStation Network reset their passwords after finding the security weakness.
he issue, which Sony alerted customers to on its PlayStation website, marks yet another setback for the company, which has been under fire since hackers broke into its systems about a month ago.
Sony spokesman Dan Race said the company found the security hole on a webpage that could potentially allow the hackers who had breached personal data from users in April to access their accounts using the data they had stolen.
â€œIf I had your email and your birth date I could have potentially got access to your account,â€ Race said.
In response, Sony on Wednesday temporarily took down the PlayStation Network password reset page, as well as that of its Qriocity music service. It has since fixed the issue and will bring the pages back up shortly, Race added.