Sony hacked five more times

Hackers hit Sony in Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, Greece and Japan

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Sony hacked five more times Various Sony sites around the world have been targetted.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  May 27, 2011

Sony has been hacked again, this time on five separate sites across the globe, following the massive PlayStation Network, Qriocity and Sony Online Entertainment hacks that saw millions of users' data stolen from its databases, according to DailyTech.

This brings the number of attacks on Sony sites globally to 10 or 11.

Hackers have also struck Sony Ericsson's Eshop online store for mobile phones in Canada and made off with 2,000 customer records, which include names, email addresses and encrypted passwords.

A Lebanese hacking group, known as Idahca, has claimed responsibility for the attack in a Pastebin dump of user records, the group said they could have accessed more sensitive user details such as credit card information, but chose not to do so.

Users' credit card information is stored on a standalone platform on an e-commerce website, but the group claims to have access to this too.

Sony has shut down both the user server and the e-commerce servers, while it tries to investigate the breach.

Last week, Sony sites in Thailand and Indonesia were compromised and were apparently infiltrated using the same SQL injection attack route, known as a ‘Little Bobby Tables' attack, which took down the Sony BMG Greece and Japan sites at the beginning of the week.

As well as the spate of recent attacks, Sony's servers were found to be harbouring a malicious phishing package.

Sony is currently facing returns of its products globally and is also facing class action lawsuits from disgruntled customers.

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