Sony Ericsson, Sony BMG Japan Hacked
The attacks were carried out by the hacker groups Idahca and Lulz Sec.
Sony's networks were recently targeted by two more cyber attacks.
"According to information posted Tuesday on Pastebin.com, hackers have apparently broken into a database at Sony Ericsson's Eshop online store for mobile phones in Canada and extracted the names, usernames and passwords of thousands of users," writes Computerworld's Jaikumar Vijayan.
"The Hacker News, an online news site, reported that the Eshop hack was carried out by Idahca, a Lebanese hacking group," Vijayan writes. "The hackers claimed to Hacker News that they extracted the whole database and have leaked its contents via their Facebook and Twitter accounts. The news site also reported that hacker group Lulz Sec claims to have accessed a database of Sony BMG Japan and posted its contents, minus usernames and other personal information, on Pastebin.com."
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May 23, 2011
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