US lawmakers press Sony for info on data breach

Members of Congress want to know when it happened

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. lawmakers are pressing Sony Corp. for more information about the loss of personal data in a security
breach that affected 77 million accounts on its PlayStation Network.

Republican Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack and Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield sent a letter Friday to the chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Kazuo Hirai.

They demand answers about when the company found out about the breach, when it informed authorities and players, and what steps it was taking to address the crisis.

The lawmakers sought a response by May 6, two days after a congressional subcommittee was to hold a hearing on proposed data security legislation.

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