San Francisco – CNET reports that a group of hackers is
planning a third wave of attacks this weekend on Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation Network,
apparently in retaliation for how the company handled the initial breach of its
security that exposed personal data and credit card information on millions of
The purported attack, discussed on an Internet Relay Chat channel, would
see some or all of the personal data copied from Sony’s servers — including
credit card numbers — published online.
The FBI, Justice Department, Congress,
the New York Attorney General and others are already investigating the
malicious attack that has left Sony’s network down for over two weeks, CNET noted.