Details regarding the external investigators that Sony hired to help secure and clean up its PlayStation Network after the recent security breach have been revealed.
In a press conference last week, Sony noted
that it had brought in extra security firms when it became clear that the PlayStation Network had been compromised.
According to press agency Reuters
, consultants from security firm Guidance Software and Robert Half International Inc's subsidiary Protiviti have been brought in to help catch the people responsible for the PSN attack.
The services of a team from Data Forte, led by a former special agent with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, are also being retained.
The three security firms will work alongside the FBI, who are also looking into the breach.
Earlier today, a Canadian law firm stated
that it is claiming damages in excess of $1 billion against Sony Japan, Sony USA, Sony Canada and other Sony entities with regards to the PSN security breach.
The company alleges "breach of privacy" and claims that Sony must "pay the costs of credit monitoring services and fraud insurance coverage for two years."