Sony has confirmed that its PlayStation Network, alongside the Sony Entertainment Network and Sony Online Entertainment, has been attacked by hackers for the second time.
Around 93,000 accounts have been compromised, putting it on a much smaller scale than the PSN hack earlier this year. According to Sony, no credit card data was stolen and it will reimburse anyone if credit is debited from their account.
In a statement Sony said, "As a preventative measure, we are requiring secure password resets for those PSN/SEN accounts that had both a sign-in ID and password match through this attempt.
"If you are in the small group of PSN/SEN users who may have been affected, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will prompt you to reset your password.
"Similarly, the SOE accounts that were matched have been temporarily turned off. If you are among the small group of affected SOE customers, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will advise you on next steps in order to validate your account credentials and have your account turned back on."
This latest cyber attack, means consumer confidence in PSN may take another knock. Although, it seems Sony has learnt from former mistakes and opted for an honesty-is-the-best-policy…policy.