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Sony Corp. has confirmed that personal information related to an additional 24.6 million accounts of its U.S.-based online game service for personal computer users was stolen during a recent data breach, officials of Sony’s game unit said.

As the company has already informed a U.S. congressional panel that personal information of some 77 million PlayStation Network and Qriocity accounts was found to be stolen, the number of accounts affected by the data breach now exceeds 100 million.

On the 24.6 million accounts that were registered on Sony Online Entertainment LLC, based in California, Sony had earlier said hackers may have stolen names, addresses and phone numbers.

Among the stolen accounts for personal computer users, information from a database as of 2007 containing information on about 12,700 non-U.S. customer credit cards was also stolen.

The cyberattacks took place from April 16 to 19.

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