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PSN hackers published 2,500 names and partial addresses

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Sony has today revealed that a website publishing the names and partial addresses of 2,500 consumers was discovered and promptly taken down by the company this past week. The details were taken as part of the ongoing PSN hack situation

The details belonged to users who had entered a 2001 sweepstakes contest, and no credit card information was published alongside them. It would appear that, while unsettling, the publication of these names and addresses have caused no further harm. 

"The website was out of date and inactive when discovered as part of the continued attacks on Sony," said Sony, before claiming that it had the site taken down. 

If the hackers ever hoped to have a noble goal in this, I think that's pretty much eroded by now. Any shame that could be poured onto Sony is quickly turning to pity from most people, and there's simply no justification, not even the hint of it, anymore. Some of us just want to download Vagrant Story!

Sony removes data posted by hackers, delays PlayStation restart [Reuters]

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