Kotaku has confirmed that the FBI’s cybercrimes unit in San Diego has joined two dozen state attorneys general and possibly the Federal Trade Commission in an investigation of Sony’s security breach that exposed millions of users’ data to hackers.
"The FBI is aware of the reports concerning the alleged intrusion into the Sony on line game server and we have been in contact with Sony concerning this matter," FBI special agent Darrell Foxworth told Kotaku. "We are presently reviewing the available information in an effort to determine the facts and circumstances concerning this alleged criminal activity."
Attorneys general in 22 states are also looking into the PSN fiasco, demanding answers from Sony and asking the company why it took them o long to warn customers of the potential danger. Kotaku says that the 22 states are sharing information with each other.
The attorneys general have also reportedly contacted the Federal Trade Commission to find out if the agency has launched a federal investigation.
The FTC may have jurisdiction in this particular case because it involves the loss of customer data through a security breach, according to what FTC spokeswoman Claudia Bourne Farrell told Kotaku.