* U.S. PlayStation website not working in Japan
* Says new security measure responsible for disruption
* No new attack occurred on PlayStation website
(Adds detail on U.S. website being down; adds news of
Bloomberg's correction, byline)
By Liana B. Baker
NEW YORK, May 11 A security measure that Sony
Corp (6758.T) (SNE.N) installed made one of the official
PlayStation websites unavailable in Japan.
The company published a statement about the site on
Wednesday after a Bloomberg report said the site was down
because of a hacker attack.
Sony uses its PlayStation website to update the public
about a break-in to its servers which compromised the personal
data of more 100 million users.[ID:nN10109945]
The website is separate from the PlayStation Network, the
online gaming hub where users can buy and download video games.
It has been offline since April 19.
An earlier report by Bloomberg saying that hackers had
attacked the PlayStation blog was incorrect, said Sony
spokesman Dan Race in a statement.
"Media reports claiming that the US PlayStation.com site
and blog were partially disrupted because of hackers are
false," he said. "We installed a new security measure that has
temporarily made the sites inaccessible to select regions
outside of the US."
The report circulated through the Twitter online social
network and was picked up by at least one news website.
Bloomberg corrected its story. A Bloomberg representative
was not available.
Users in Japan can still get access to PlayStation
websites, just not the U.S. version, Race said, adding that
Sony is working on getting it back online as soon as possible.
(Reporting by Liana B. Baker. Editing by Robert MacMillan)