Sony yesterday reported a second security breach by hackers, who may have stolen personal information about 24.6 million users, according to news services.

The newest breach comes on top of the April 17 break-in of 77 million customers’ accounts by hackers who may have stolen credit card information. On Monday, Sony’s online entertainment division shut down its Web site, the division’s Web site said.

Sony said the second breach took place April 16-17, before the PlayStation intrusions. It said hackers may have stolen about 10,700 direct debit records of users in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, as well as 12,700 credit or debit card numbers in other countries outside the United States.