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Sony Music Japan and Sony Ericsson, New Hack Victims

Written on May 26, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Sony is once again enduring security breach problems, as the Sony Music Japan and Sony Ericsson were attacked through SQL injection.

Following the attack on BMG Greece last Friday, and Sony were also hacked this week. A team of hackers, called , released a database from Sony Music Japan through a post-bin link that was posted on the team’s Twitter account.

According to Sophos, LulzSec is believed to use a to obtain the records. However, the database in question does not contain names, passwords and other personally identifiable information. The hackers said that there are two other vulnerable databases, but it is unknown whether these contain sensitive user details.

In addition to this, Sony Ericsson was also intruded and personal data from 2,000 Canadian Eshop was stolen. But the company cleared out that the passwords were encrypted and no credit card details were taken. Nevertheless, embarrassment on consecutive security breaches may probably reach almost unbearable levels for Sony.

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