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Attackers strike Sony Ericsson in Canada

Sony has reported another attack on its servers. This latest attack targeted Sony Ericsson in Canada and left the names, email addresses and encrypted passwords of 2,000 customers in the hands of the attackers.

The embattled outfit was quick to point out that no credit card details had been lifted in the attack which is just the latest in a long line of hacks the company has endured after miffing geeks with its draconian Playstation policies.

Sony said a server in Canada has been shut down following teh breach and it was once again investigating the matter.

Following the disastrous attacks on the Sony Playstation Network, its Qriocity service and Sony Online which together resulted in the outing of some 100 million user accounts, along with a few thousand credit card details, Sony has seen a number of smaller follow-up attacks on regional services. Yesterday It confessed that personal information on some 8500 users of its online music service in Greece may have been leaked. Similar attacks have been reported in Thailand and Indonesia.

On Monday this week Sony said it expected to make a $3.2 billion loss in the fiscal year that ended in March, blaming that on the earthquake that hit Japan earlier this year. To add to its woes it said it costs relating to its security problems would be around $173 million.

As things progress, that figure looks set to continues to mount.