Sony Electronics reported today that it has become aware of an unauthorized and deceptive spam e-mail that has been sent to consumers with the subject title “Sonystyle user and email address.”
This fraudulent e-mail, which requests personal information (e.g., user name, password and e-mail address), claims to come from “SonyStyle Customer Service.”
According to Mike Fasulo, president of Sony Electronics’ e-Solutions Company LLC, “This message is not from Sonystyle.com or any other Sony Web site or entity. The privacy of our customers’ personal information is a top priority and we have been working with the appropriate authorities to quickly contain and resolve the situation.” Fasulo added that the company has taken great measures to ensure the security of all Sony Electronics Web sites and that there is no indication of any compromises to Sonystyle.com or the security of the site’s data.
The company is urging consumers that have received this e-mail to discard it. If, by chance, consumers have responded to this fraudulent e-mail they should visit Sony Electronics’ News and Information site for more information. In addition, consumers can find further information on identity theft through the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Web site at http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft or by calling the FTC’s Identity Theft toll-free hotline at 1-877-ID THEFT.