Not Again! Hackers Breach Sony Sites Worldwide

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – While still recovering from the recent compromise of its PlayStation Network, Sony Entertainment is feeling the heat from cyber criminals once again as hackers successfully breached various Sony websites worldwide.

After detecting the unauthorized intrusions, Sony has temporarily taken the sites offline and it currently appears that most of the sites were hit by SQL injections.

The hackers were able to make away with nearly 2,000 customers’ names and emails after compromising Canadian-based Sony site Ericsson eShop, an online store for mobile phones.

Hackers also hit at Sony Music Greece, making away with phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and passwords from nearly 8,000 user accounts.

Meanwhile, the company was left examining other breaches that occurred on Sony sites in Thailand and Indonesia.

In separate statements on each incident, Sony indicated that it’s working to restore the sites once the security flaws are fixed.

Sony recently suffered severe downtime and rebuilding of its PlayStation Network due to a massive security breach where thousands of users’ information was possibly exposed to hackers. In the aftermath, the company has estimated that it will lose nearly $3.2 billion due to a combination of the downtime and the earthquake that affected Japan, where Sony is based.