• Kyodo


A Canadian unit of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan Inc. lost information on some 2,000 customers due to a cyberattack, Sony Corp. said Wednesday.

The electronics giant is conducting an investigation also because it has been notified that the website of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. has suffered unauthorized access, Sony added.

In Canada, customers’ names, email addresses and passwords were leaked but their credit card information is safe, according to Sony.

The Canadian site in question is now suspended.

Sony group firms have been assaulted similarly in Greece, Thailand and Indonesia after the PlayStation online gaming services in April suffered a massive data breach, resulting in a loss of personal information on more than 100 million customers.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, which is responsible for PlayStation services in the United States, said on its official blog Tuesday it is “targeting restoration of all services by the end of this month” although it earlier told gaming software firms that it will do so in phases beginning Tuesday.

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