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Sony Hacked Again; 120 Passwords Go Online

AP
Saturday, 4 Jun 2011 | 4:49 PM ET

A hacker claims to have stolen names and passwords belonging to 120 users of Sony Europe's website and published them to the Internet.

It's the latest in a series of attacks which have hammered the electronics multinational. Security researchers have counted about a dozen breaches since the beginning of this year, including two particularly serious ones which exposed 100 millions users' personal details.

The latest attack was claimed by "Idahc," who self-identifies as a Lebanese hacker. The Associated Press has been able to verify several of the exposed names.

A U.S.-based spokeswoman for Sony has not returned an email seeking comment.

The website allegedly hacked into was down for "scheduled maintenance" Saturday.

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