Game over: Sony Playstation users’ credit card info stolen 

WHO: Sony

WHAT HAPPENED: The computer game maker revealed last weekend that 10 million credit card accounts might have been accessed two weeks ago when a hacker stole data from 77 million PlayStation Network accounts. The company issued a public apology and promised to compensate customers by offering 30 days of free access to its music-streaming and online game services, along with credit-card protection.

WHY IT’S AN OUTRAGE: The break-in occurred between April 17 and 19. The company shut down its online gaming network, but did not reveal to customers the nature of the problem until April 25 — a delay that has some U.S. lawmakers calling for an inquiry.

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