An unauthorized person stole names, addresses and other personal data belonging to about 77 million people who have accounts on Sony Electronics’ PlayStation Network, Sony said on Tuesday.
The “illegal and unauthorized person” got access to people’s names, addresses, email address, birthdates, usernames, passwords, logins, security questions and more, Sony said on its U.S. PlayStation blog.
Children with accounts established by their parents also may have had their data exposed, Sony said.
Sony, whose PlayStation online service has been down for about a week, said it saw no evidence that credit card numbers were stolen, but warned users that it could not rule out the possibility.
"Out of an abundance of caution, we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained," Sony said.