Sony fined over 'preventable' PlayStation data hack

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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has been fined £250,000 ($396,100) following a "serious breach" of the Data Protection Act.

UK authorities said a hack in April 2011 "could have been prevented".

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) criticised the entertainment giant for not having up-to-date security software.

Director of the ICO, Simon Entwistle told the BBC Sony "could have done more".

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