Sony will replace outgoing games unit chief Kazuo Hirai in September in the wake of the most massive security breach in tech history, a report from Reuters says.
Starting September 1, Hirai will step down from his current post to be replaced with Andrew House who will become the president and group chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, the news organization reports.
However, Reuters says that a spokesperson from the Sony unit denied that the reshuffle in management is due to the massive breach the company experienced starting April.
Sony suffered from a string of security breaches starting April this year and ending in the compromise of data of more than 100 million users.
Its Sony PlayStation Network and Qriocity services were taken down for more than a month and various websites of the company have also been attacked.
According to Reuters, Hirai will become the chairman of the videogames unit of Sony after he steps down from his current role as president and group CEO.
Hirai is currently in the running to become the top executive of the Japanese consumer electronics and entertainment behemoth.