Sony has been hacked again, this time Sony Ericsson's Canadian eShop website acme under malicious attack that affected 2,000 users.
The new security breach comes after a massive theft of personal data from its PlayStation Network as also from Sony Online Entertainment services, including names, passwords and addresses from more than 100 million accounts.
This week Sony said its websites in three countries had been hacked with accounts of 8,500 Greek users compromised with sites in Thailand and Indonesia also being affected.
The most recent attack targeted the mobile phone joint venture between Sony and Sweden's Ericsson came to light following which the affected website was shut down, a Sony spokesman told AFP.
He told AFP that Sony Ericsson's website in Canada, which advertises its products, had been hacked, affecting 2,000 people.
He added that their personal information was posted on a website called 'The Hacker News' and while the information included registered names, email addresses and encrypted passwords, it did not include credit card information.
The link to the Sony Ericsson eShop site had a message, "D'oh! The page you are looking for has gone walkabout. Sorry."