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Sony makes PlayStation data apology

Sony executives have bowed in apology for a security breach in the PlayStation Network that caused the loss of personal data of some 77 million accounts on the online service.

Three executives, including Kazuo Hirai, the chief of Sony Corporation's PlayStation video game unit, bowed for several seconds at Tokyo headquarters in the traditional style of a Japanese apology.

It was their first public appearance since the worldwide problems surfaced in April.

Sony said account information, including names, birth dates, email addresses and log-in information, was compromised for players using its PlayStation Network.

Mr Hirai asked that all users change their passwords.

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