Sony Ericsson Experienced Another Hacker AttackAdded: Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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It seems that Sony hacks will never end – this time hackers have attacked Sony Ericsson's Canadian eShop site, which affected about 2,000 users. This was the latest online strike against the international electronics and entertainment giant, according to a Sony spokesperson. This new hacker attack followed a massive theft of personal information from PSN network and Sony Online Entertainment services, which included names, passwords and addresses of over 100 million accounts.
Late last week Sony confirmed that its online services in 3 countries had experienced a hacker attack, which resulted in 8,500 Greek accounts compromised, plus affecting websites residing in Thailand and Indonesia as well. According to a Sony spokesperson, the Sony Ericsson site in Canada was shut down. The service, engaged in advertising Sony products, has faced a hacker attack, which affected almost 2,000 people. Their personal data was publicly published on a website “The Hacker News”, including their names, e-mail addresses and passwords. Luckily, the stolen data didn’t include credit card information.
This series of attacks has damaged the company's brand image, undermining its attempts to link Sony gadgets to an Internet “cloud-based” network of entertaining content entirely relying on user confidence in their security.
The international entertainment and technology giant hurried to claim that information stolen from Greek accounts only contained e-mail addresses, phone numbers, names, and passwords, but luckily enough, users’ credit card information wasn’t compromised this time.
In addition, the company discovered this past weekend that a page on its Indonesian Music Entertainment website had been altered. Earlier last week, the company admitted it was going to post a $3.2 billion dollar net loss for the year ended March 2011 since it was trying to recover from the impact of the recent earthquake and tsunami, which was responsible for ravaging production and damaging facilities.
Sony expected that the information breach would result in more than a $170 million hit in already known costs to profit this year in insurance and damages, but it still anticipated other costs. The company promised to fully restore PSN Network and Qriocity services by the end of May.
May 31st,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
|well we will see if the psn shop will be back up but i can't see it to be fair|
sony are getting hammered from every direction
|posted by (2011-05-31 19:16:13)|
|lmao il say it again sonY---EPIC FAIL!|
|posted by (2011-05-31 22:44:55)|
Where did u get ur avatar? Or what movie is she in?
|id rather be safe than sony|
|rofl "id rather be safe than sony" . This should end gaming wars... and the winner by obvious decision XBOX 360!|
|posted by (2011-06-01 11:26:18)|
|lol its the missus mena||
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