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Sony Music Japan and Sony Ericsson Get Hacked

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And the onslaught against Sony continues...

On Friday, Sony BMG Greece was hacked and the details of more than 8,000 users stolen. This week, Sony Music Japan and Sony Ericsson were the targets. In the attack against Sony’s Greek website, hackers supposedly used an automated SQL injection tool to find a flaw and obtain user information. Though that event took play on May 5, it seems Sony Music Japan has fallen victim to a similar attack.

Hacker News reports that a team calling itself LulzSec this week released a database of Sony Japan Music’s via a pastebin link posted to the team’s Twitter account. According to Sophos, this group of attackers also used a SQL injection but the database information obtained does not contain names, passwords or other personally identifiable information. The hackers say there are two other vulnerable databases but whether or not these contain sensitive user information is unknown.

The attack against Sony Music Japan is embarrassing, but unfortunately for Sony, it wasn’t the only attack to occur over the weekend; Sony Ericsson was also targeted by an intrusion and in this instance, the personal data of 2,000 Canadian Eshop customers was stolen. The company says passwords were encrypted and no credit card details were stolen. Nice as that is, the embarrassment factor is probably reaching almost unbearable levels for Sony.

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    ikyung , May 26, 2011 3:27 AM
    areszues92Sony earns billions of dollars each year but they dont have a impenetrable firewall

    Who has an impenetrable firewall? Please do tell.
  • 20 Hide
    bavman , May 26, 2011 2:27 AM
    Someone just really doesn't like sony
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    bejabbers , May 26, 2011 4:19 AM
    As bad as sony is (and I don't think they're really that bad) there are far more deserving targets to be hacked.... like apple.
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    house70 , May 26, 2011 2:21 AM
    That's what happens, man, that's what happens...
    What did U learn?
  • 20 Hide
    bavman , May 26, 2011 2:27 AM
    Someone just really doesn't like sony
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    nforce4max , May 26, 2011 2:40 AM
    PWND XD

    What next sex photos of prominent celebrities and world leaders pop up on their servers? Now that will get government fuming.
  • 10 Hide
    Anonymous , May 26, 2011 2:48 AM
    Sony... you never learn.
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    yyk71200 , May 26, 2011 2:53 AM
    Sony just can't get a break.
  • 7 Hide
    jojesa , May 26, 2011 2:57 AM
    Ouch! Like beating a dead horse
  • 11 Hide
    welltester , May 26, 2011 2:57 AM
    this is getting a little redundant
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    legacy7955 , May 26, 2011 3:16 AM
    I agree with someone else who posted in another one of the Sony threads, it almost seems like some kind of economic warfare. One thing that came to mind was the Japanese mafia . I forget what they are called (Yakuza?) Is it possible that Sony didn't want to play the game of corruption and this is the payback? I wonder. Sure Sony was sloppy and that is inexcusable but I'm starting to wonder more and more.
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    areszues92 , May 26, 2011 3:17 AM
    Sony earns billions of dollars each year but they dont have a impenetrable firewall
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    ikyung , May 26, 2011 3:27 AM
    areszues92Sony earns billions of dollars each year but they dont have a impenetrable firewall

    Who has an impenetrable firewall? Please do tell.
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    soccerdocks , May 26, 2011 3:28 AM
    I'm really wondering why all these attacks have been targeted against Sony. Are their security systems really that weak, or do hackers just dislike them that much?
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    _Cubase_ , May 26, 2011 3:51 AM
    Just shy of switching off the internets, I really don't think it's going to stop. As soon as Sony is taken to the cleaners, the hackers will find some other company to continue their moral crusade with. If there is a lesson to be learnt here, it's the fact that nobody is safe (not just Sony).
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    TheWhiteRose000 , May 26, 2011 3:57 AM
    I wonder how many fans Sony has last knowing this all probably started when they went after the Jail breaker, true he was caught and settled out of court.

    But non the less, Sony does kinda have it coming.
    I wonder how many fans Sony has lost and how many people will stop buying Sony products.
    Due to there one callous action against that one jail breaker.
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    bejabbers , May 26, 2011 4:19 AM
    As bad as sony is (and I don't think they're really that bad) there are far more deserving targets to be hacked.... like apple.
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    memadmax , May 26, 2011 4:42 AM
    LOL
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    scuba dave , May 26, 2011 4:52 AM
    I doubt this is the end of the attacks on Sony.. I wonder what's next..
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    ben850 , May 26, 2011 5:29 AM
    No one can be "hack proof." It's just a matter of who makes themselves a target..
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    DjEaZy , May 26, 2011 5:39 AM
    ... seismic, economic and hacker attacks on Japan... question... why?
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    hemi7382 , May 26, 2011 6:36 AM
    ... and the hits keep coming
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    guanyu210379 , May 26, 2011 8:12 AM
    I know hack-proof is impossible but this is stupid!
    Sony didn't learn and didn't do anything from the first attack did it?
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