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Sony subpoenaed by NY Attorney General - report

Request allegedly centres on what Sony told customers about security

A report has claimed that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed Sony for information on what it told customers about the security of the PlayStation Network.

An anonymous source, talking to business site Bloomberg, believes that Schneiderman has requested the information as part of the ongoing investigation into the recent PSN and SOE security breaches which resulted in the data of millions of subscribers being compromised.

"We will review and respond to this request and will continue to work with law enforcement authorities as they investigate the criminal attack on our networks," said a Sony statement emailed to Bloomberg.

The situation surrounding the breach is growing increasingly complex as a congressional hearing on the matter develops, with SCEA president Kaz Hirai penning a personal letter answering 13 questions on security posed by the committee.

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