Private investigators hired by Sony over data breach

 
Steve Dinneen
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SONY has brought in a team of private investigators to track down hackers who stole the details of more than 100m of its customers.

In a desperate bid to claw back credibility in the face of one of the biggest online security breaches ever, Sony has hired a former special agent with the US Naval Investigative Service. The FBI has also begun investigating the incident, which saw hackers make off with information including some credit card details from customers of the PlayStation Network.

The firm is facing intense criticism of both its security measures and the way it has handled the fallout of the crisis, with calls for Welsh-born boss Howard Stringer to stand down.