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Sony hit by cyber-attack; hackers steal info of its mobile unit clients

TOKYO -- Sony said Thursday that hackers stole details belonging to hundreds of its mobile unit clients, the latest in a string of cyberattacks to hit the embattled Japanese electronics giant.

A group calling itself “Null\Crew” said it had attacked a mobile communications server, with a Sony spokesman confirming the cyber thieves had grabbed information belonging to 400 customers in mainland China and Taiwan.

Null\Crew, which reportedly has links to intern ational computer hacking group Anonymous, posted online usernames, e-mails and some passwords along with a statement critical of the Japanese firm.

The company spokesman said the incident was being investigated and added that the server with client details belonged to an unnamed “third party”, and not Sony itself.

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