PlayStation Network Shutdown in 2011
Early in 2011, the Playstation Network unexpectedly got shutdown for several weeks after hackers stole 7.7 million accounts worth of personal details and preventing users of PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable consoles from playing online through the service. At the time of the outage, with a count of 77 million registered PlayStation Network accounts, it was one of the largest data security breaches in history. It surpassed the 2007 TJX hack which affected 45 million customers. Government officials in various countries voiced concern over the theft and Sony’s one-week delay before warning its users. Sony eventually fixed the Network in a matter of a few weeks, and made several apologies along the way.