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Sony says hacker stole 2,000 records from Canadian site

Close to 1,000 of the records have already been posted online by a hacker calling himself Idahc, who says he's a "Lebanese grey-hat hacker." Idahc found a common Web programming error, called an SQL injection flaw, that allowed him to dig up the records on the Canadian version of the Official Sony Ericsson eShop, an online store for mobile phones and accessories.

Sony has been pursuant to this agreement continual cyber-attack since April, when its PlayStation Network was hacked and at that time pulled offline. Over the past week Sony BMG Japan, Sony BMG Greece, the Sony-run So-net Internet service provider, and a company server in Thailand all have been compromised, in what's becoming a free-for-all online attack on anything belonging to Sony.

Robert McMillan covers computer security and general innovation breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Robert on Twitter at @bobmcmillan. Robert's e-mail address is robert_mcmillan@idg.com

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