Sony Has Personal Data for 2,500 Users Posted Online Removed

Sony’s woes continue as personal data from a 2001 database is posted online. More details after the jump. has reported that the names and addresses for 2,500 users had been posted online and Sony quickly acted to have that data removed. The information came from a database dating back to 2001.

By now everyone has probably already heard about the intrusions on Sony’s vast network and the data that has been stolen from them.

Sony can not rule out at this time whether 12.3 million credit card numbers had been stolen or not, but are taking steps to help ensure that their customers are protected from identity theft. This was discussed in a previous article, and uses Debix, Inc. for credit monitoring.

Sony has also announced that the PlayStation Network will remain down for now, and there is no set date for it to be back online.