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The Washington Post reports that Sony has been hit by a second data breach that may affect up to 24.6 million users. On April 16 and 17, prior to the larger breach of Sony's PlayStation Network, hackers breached Sony Online Entertainment and accessed personal information, including 23,400 debit and credit card numbers. Meanwhile, Sony has declined to testify before a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on data breaches because of its own "ongoing investigation," saying it will provide lawmakers with answers in writing. A spokesman for Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) said, "While we certainly understand that the company is going through a difficult time, there are still millions of American consumers twisting in the wind, and we're determined to get some answers for them." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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