Sony hacked again, So-Net ISP reports $1,225 stolen

By on May 22, 2011
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Sony Japan’s ISP hacked on May 18, virtual points stolen.

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So-Net, the internet service provider for Sony Japan, has confirmed that they were hacked and a total of $1,225 worth of virtual points were stolen from 128 account holders. The hack was discovered on May 18.

As of yet, there is no evidence if personal data such as names, addresses and phone numbers were gained, however, the providers said that an additional 72 accounts were accessed without points being stolen. Further 90 emails were compromised as well.

So-Net said that the hacker tried 10,000 times to access the firm’s servers which issues reward points to customers.

“Although we can’t completely rule out the possibility that there is a connection with the PSN issue, the likelihood is low,” said So-Net spokesman Keisuke Watabe.

“At this point in our investigations, we have not confirmed any data leakage,” said Watabe. “We have not found any sign of a possibility that a third party has obtained members’ names, address, birth dates and phone numbers.”

So-Net has stopped the virtual points exchange system, and have requested customers to change their password.

“What we’ve done is stopped the So-Net points exchanges and told customers to change their passwords,” So-Net said in a statement to customers on its website in Japanese.


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