Sony Ericsson, Sony Music servers attacked

By on May 25, 2011
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Personal information of several thousand users were stolen.

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While Sony Playstation have only recently started to settle down after the devastating attacks on its servers, it seems hackers are continuing their relentless assault on the Japanese corporation. A new series of hack attacks were made against Sony owned companies Sony Ericsson and Sony Music, with reports suggesting that several thousand user information were stolen.

According  to Toronto Star, Sony Ericcson Canada’s database for its Eshop store was compromised, with about 2000 user information such as names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords reported stolen. A Lebanese group named ‘Idahca’ claimed responsibility for this attack.

There were two more such incidences, this time involving Sony Music for Greece and Japan. About 8500 personal, yet non-confidential user information were leaked from the Greece-based servers. A similar attack was also carried out against Sony Music Japan, with the text “stupid Sony, so very stupid” inserted into the leaked data posted online. A group called ‘Lulz Security’ took responsibility of the twin attacks. The group apparently performs hack attacks for political reasons.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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