Sony will have a little less cash after the UK's Information Commissioner's Office fined them over it's database breach.
Charges against Sony have been dismissed by a judge, who said: "there is no such thing as perfect security."
UpdatedSony says it is taking the PlayStation Network offline for 14 hours on Thursday to perform essential maintenance.
With 2011 coming to an end, some of TechRadar's London team have put together their own personal high and lowlights in a tumultuous year.
Sony seems to have put this year's mega PlayStation Network outage firmly behind it, revealing that the network is set for its best Christmas ever.
Valve has confirmed that the hacking of its popular Steam service may have compromised credit card numbers and other personal information.
InterviewSony has revealed more information regarding its mass rebranding of its online services as the Sony Entertainment Network and has told TechRadar that the PSN outage earlier this year woke its dormant customers up, getting them back online rather than pushing them away.
Sony has announced that it has frozen 93,000 PSN accounts, after the company noticed a huge number of failed log-ins on the service.
The FBI has stated that a suspected LulzSec member has been arrested on charges of taking part in the Sony Pictures Entertainment website hack.