Sony confirms customer data hack

Sony has confirmed that hackers stole names and addresses of around 400 of its customers in China and Taiwan from a third-party organisation.

Earlier this week, a hacking group calling itself "Null/Crew" uploaded a database of customer information to the website.

The group said it carried out the attack to protest the company’s security practices."Sony, we are dearly dissapointed in your security," it said. This is just one of eight sony servers that we hve control of. Maybe, just maybe considering IP addresses are avaliable. Maybe, just maybe it’s the fact that not even your customers can trust you. Or maybe, just maybe the fact that you can not do anything correct technologically.
A Sony spokesperson confirmed that data – which relates to users of the website – had been stolen, according to a report from the Reuters new agency, but said that it was taken from a third-party source.

Information Age has contacted Sony and is awaiting comment.

Sony was the subject of two high profile data breaches in April last year when hackers stole 25 million users’ personal details from its PC gaming network and 77 million from its Sony Playstation Network (PSN).

As a response to the incidents, the company offered free identity protection to its US-based users of its PSN and Qriocity online services. The company shut down several services for a month and a half while it investigated.

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