Tokyo – The hacker attack on Sony’s PlayStation Network that left the service offline for nearly a month while the company instituted enhanced security will end up costing the firm around $171 million, the company said in a recent earnings statement.

The costs will be incurred in Sony’s next fiscal year, ending March 31, 2012.

VentureBeat speculates that much of the sum went towards the security contractors that Sony hired in the aftermath of the malicious attack, to rebuild its network.


Related Links: