In the wake of the recent PlayStation Network security breach, Sony has been trying to get its security under control, but it looks like the company have faced another set back today over at its Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) division. The following statement was posted by the company on their site:
Dear Valued SOE Customers,
We have had to take the SOE service down temporarily. In the course of our investigation into the intrusion into our systems we have discovered an issue that warrants enough concern for us to take the service down effective immediately. We will provide an update later today (Monday).
We apologize for any inconvenience and greatly appreciate your patience.
What the nature of the issue is is not expressed, but Japanese publication Nikkei (registration required) is stating that a security intrusion into the stored credit cards was detected and as many as 12,700 customers may have been compromised.
For those unfamiliar with SOE, it is another gaming network run by Sony that operates games such as Everquest and DC Universe Online as well as some Facebook app games such as Fortune League.