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Sony Battles More Cyber Attacks

Sony is again battling hackers who are now attacking business units around the world, as the Japanese electronics giant today admitted three new attacks.

Hackers have targeted Sony Ericsson’s Canadian eShop website, affecting 2,000 users, a Sony spokesman said today. And yesterday, Sony said websites in three countries had been hacked, AFP reported.

One of those cyber attacks hit a Sony BMG music site in Japan, which was compromised by a group of hackers that calls itself LulzSec, Forbes’ Andy Greenberg reported. Hackers also broke into a Sony unit's website in Greece, compromising private information of about 8,500 customers, Bloomberg reported.

Speaking to AFP, a Sony spokesman said the most recent attack on Sony Ericsson’s website in Canada was discovered on Tuesday, and the affected website was taken down.

Names, email addresses and encrypted passwords of approximately 2,000 customers were posted online; however, the leaked information did not include credit card information, the spokesman said.

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