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 Sony Confirms Another Online Security Breach, Releases New PSP and PS3 Packs
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Message Text: Sony has suffered another online security breach, this time for 2,000 customers of its Sony Ericsson joint venture in Canada, the latest in a series of hacker attacks against the electronics and entertainment company.

Sony said Wednesday that names, e-mail and encrypted passwords may have been stolen from the Sony Ericsson Canada website, but no credit card information was taken.

More than 100 million online accounts are affected in a suspected hacking of Sony's PlayStation Network gaming service and other online services that began last month.

On Tuesday, Sony said it found a security breach affecting 8,500 user accounts in a music entertainment website in Greece, involving names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Sony - contrary to reports - did not restore its PlayStation Store yesterday, it is still "targeting restoration of all services by the end of this month," according to post on the Playstation officiall blog .

In the meantime, Sony is releasing a new PSP "Limited Edition Entertainment Pack" as well as the "Limited Edition PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops" bundle, in an effort to attract more gamers to join the PlayStation family.

On May 31, the company will release the Limited Edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle. Buyers will get a 160 GB PS3 system and a copy of Activision Publishing Inc. and Treyarch?s "Call of Duty: Black Ops," and also be treated to the First Strike Content Pack ? for free. This DLC features five globe-spanning multiplayer maps, one of which is a new Zombie experience.

The Limited Edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle will be available at retailers for $299.99.



For Father?s Day, Sony is also introducing the newest Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack. This high value PSP bundle includes a "piano black" PSP-3000 system, 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo and two of the company's biggest portable titles ? MLB 11 The Show and Gran Turismo.

The new Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack will be available this June at retailers for $159.99 (MSRP).

 
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