4 May 2011

More personal details stolen from Sony

11:49 am on 4 May 2011

Another 25 million gamers have had their personal details stolen as a result of security breaches at Sony.

Last week, Sony admitted the personal details of 77 million Playstation users may have been stolen by hackers.

Now the company has taken its Sony Online Entertainment service offline. It says credit card details and other personal information have been taken from an outdated database.

The BBC reports Sony admitted the scale of the problem to users on 27 April.

Shares in Sony have fallen 4% since then, amid calls for chief executive Howard Stringer to stand down over the crisis.

The Playstation Network has been down since 20 April.