May 1, 2011 / 5:20 AM / in 7 years

Sony No.2 Hirai apologizes for massive data breach

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kazuo Hirai, the frontrunner to take over the top job at Sony Corp, apologized on Sunday for a security breach that allowed hackers to gain access to personal information on 77 million accounts for its PlayStation Network service.

Sony Corp's Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai speaks at a news conference to apologise for a massive security breach of its PlayStation Network in Tokyo May 1, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

“We apologize deeply for causing great unease and trouble to our users,” Hirai said before he and other executives bowed deeply at a briefing in Tokyo.

Reporting by Isabel Reynolds; Editing by Nathan Layne

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