Sony said Thursday hackers have accessed the email
addresses and names of as many as 400 of its mobile unit's
customers in China and Taiwan held on servers owned by a
The company said no credit card or banking information was
compromised, although hacking group NullCrew claimed in
tweets to have perpetrated.
Sony added that the "hacked" servers were not owned by the
company, but they were run by a third-party service
provider based in China.
"We became aware of the incident late last night or early
this morning," said company spokesman Hiroshi Okubo said.
The message posted on Pastebin on Sept. 3 claims to have
hacked Sony Mobile and lists hundreds of what appear to be
login IDs and email addresses from the company's site.
"Sony, we are dearly dissapointed in your security. This is
just one of eight sony servers that we hve control of," it
Sony was the target of several large-scale attacks last
In October, the company suspended 93,000 user accounts on
several of its gaming networks after a large number of
unauthorized login attempts on those accounts.
In April, Sony was again a victim of a massive attack on
its online properties, in which 100 million accounts were
stole from company databases.