A report from Reuters yesterday claimed that hackers had posted the user details of some 2,500 Sony sweepstake contestants, but that the company had later got them removed.
The data wasn’t from the current PlayStation Network but was connected to the “continued attacks of Sony,” said a Sony spokesperson. The user info, which didn’t include credit cards or passwords, was from an “out of date” website which was also compromised in the attacks.
Sony say they have removed the published information from the internet.
The PlayStation Network remains down, despite Sony claiming it would be up “within a week” back on the 30th of April – gamers, developers and publishers eagerly await the ability to play games (and, in the case of those currently unable to sell their games on the Store, make some money).
Sony may be offering a reward to anyone that can assist with finding the hackers.