Los Angeles – Following hacker attacks last month on its PlayStation Network and other services, and another attack this week on a Sony Music website in Greece, Sony (NYSE: SNE) said that hackers have now targeted Sony Music Japan and Sony Ericsson, with consumer data exposed.
A Sony Ericsson Mobile spokesperson told CNET that 2,000 customer records, including names, email addresses and a “hashed” version of passwords were stolen from the Canadian site for Sony Ericsson’s eShop.
A Lebanese hacker group called “Idahca” has claimed responsibility for that attack, according to The Hacker News.
Meanwhile, two sites associated with Sony Music Entertainment Japan were also hacked, by a group called “LulzSec,” Hacker News reports.
Sony recently said that the attacks against its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services that caused them to be down for nearly a month cost the company $171 million.
http://tinyurl.com/43gq4r6 (The Hacker News)