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Sony hacked yet again
Posted: 03.06.2011 09:00 by Comments: 19
The Associated Press has announced that a hacker group called LulzSec attacked Sony's film company Sony Pictures' website, and claimed that they've compromised more than a million people's personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts.

LulzSec released a statement on their website. "Enclosed you will find various collections of data stolen from internal Sony networks and websites, all of which we accessed easily and without the need for outside support or money," the statement read. "We recently broke into SonyPictures.com and compromised over 1,000,000 users' personal information, including passwords, e-mail addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts."

"Among other things, we also compromised all admin details of Sony Pictures (including passwords) along with 75,000 'music codes' and 3.5 million 'music coupons,'" the statement continued. "Due to a lack of resource on our part (The Lulz Boat needs additional funding!) we were unable to fully copy all of this information, however we have samples for you in our files to prove its authenticity. In theory we could have taken every last bit of information, but it would have taken several more weeks."

The group then noted that Sony Pictures was completely insecure. "What's worse is that every bit of data we took wasn't encrypted," LulzSec stated. "Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, which means it's just a matter of taking it. This is disgraceful and insecure: they were asking for it. This is an embarrassment to Sony; the SQLi link is provided in our file contents, and we invite anyone with the balls to check for themselves that what we say is true. You may even want to plunder those 3.5 million coupons while you can."

The Associated Press tested some of the released user information, and confirmed that it was legitimate.
Source: GameSpot
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Comments

By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 03, 2011
PowerJack
Nice, keep it up!!!
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Jun 03, 2011
BoneArc
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA , this just keeps getting better and better
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Jun 03, 2011
VHugoSama
What the hell! Pick a few AK 47 and a few grenades and solve this on the battlefield.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jun 03, 2011
FoolWolf
Hello SONY my old friend,
This is a hacker once again,
I have broken down all your defences...
Stolen all your users credentials...
Leave barren and in disarray -
In a week I come again...

Sorry Simon and Garfunkel....
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Jun 03, 2011
bosnian_dragon
I just can't believe that all the information was not encrypted :/ It's like a kid was in charge of IS security.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 04, 2011
PowerJack
It seem that way doesn't it.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Jun 04, 2011
bosnian_dragon
Yeah, I know it's been proven by these hackers, but it's funny.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 04, 2011
herodotus
What the hacker group found so startling and explained in their letter to the media, was that Sony had stored passwords in plain text and not encrypted. Shame on you Sony.
By Aikon_The_Dragonslayer (SI Veteran Member) on Jun 05, 2011
Aikon_The_Dragonslayer
LulzSec also hacked PBS and spammed it with images of Nyan Cat didn't they?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 05, 2011
herodotus
I believe they've also had a crack at Disney Entertainment, quite successfully as well.
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Jun 05, 2011
K3Spice
Damn sony really has it out for them...

They need to get their shit together...
By Revan (SI Elite) on Jun 06, 2011
Revan
WTF! Why isn't Sony encrypting any of this stuff?!
Just goes to show how much they "care" about their customers security I guess.
Looks like I might be sticking with M$' nex-gen console after all.
By Ilyas93 (SI Veteran Member) on Jun 06, 2011
Ilyas93
Man it's a real war that's going on with Sony and all Hackers.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Jun 06, 2011
Eversor
Well that's what hacker group Anonymous said they were going to do, make war.
By Odynee (SI Veteran Member) on Jun 06, 2011
Odynee
God! :D Keep up the good work hackers. :D
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Jun 06, 2011
bosnian_dragon
I don't see what's good about taking other people's information and making it available to the public, but in the end, Sony should have protected their customers. I support certain hacker groups which fight neocapitalism, but this isn't the "good fight". They didn't have to make every data entry available to public, since it can lead to an identity theft.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Jun 09, 2011
Eversor
You know I went to the libary to day and at a picnic table somebody had used a black chalk marker to write the logo/symbol of Anonymous and the word.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Jun 07, 2011
bosnian_dragon
Lol they have their devoted fans "already" :)
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Jun 09, 2011
Eversor
They aren't just some group of men in one area.