Hackers Stole User Data From Sony Again

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Old 08-Jun-2011
Post Hackers Stole User Data From Sony Again

LulzSec, also known as the Lulz Boat, stole the personal information of more than 1 million Sony users. Moreover, the compromised data was posted on The Pirate Bay, including passwords, e-mails, full names, home addresses, and more, so that the entire world could see it.

Poor Sony continues taking a beating within the recent months, with one more security breach added to the many the company has faced since April 20th, when the hackers broke into its PlayStation Network.

Just a few days ago, the entertainment corporation managed to fully restore its PlayStation Network, but today other hackers under the guise of Lulzsec, also known as the Lulz Boat, attacked Sony Pictures.com, which resulted in the yet another leak of more than 1,000,000 users’ personal data, including passwords, e-mails, full names, dates of birth, home addresses, and other information associated with their accounts.

According to the hacker group, apart from users’ personal information, they have also stolen all admin details of Sony Pictures, including their passwords, as well as 75,000 music codes and 3,500,000 music coupons. Lulzsec, aka Lulz Boat, is a group responsible for stealing The X-Factor’s contestant database from Fox.com a month ago, as well as for the recent hacking of PBS, which occurred in respond to a Frontline WikiLeaks Documentary it believed maligned the “whistle blower” website.

Just as in the case of the X Factor imbroglio, the group uploaded the information stolen from Sony on the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker website The Pirate Bay. Lulzsec announced that the hack of the multinational corporation was a result of simple SQL injection, which is basically the most primitive and wide-spread vulnerability letting the intruders access everything.

Lulzsec added that unfortunately all the information they compromised was not encrypted. In other words, the company simply stored more than a million of its customers’ passwords in plain text, so it was just a matter of taking it. Hackers called this “disgraceful and insecure”, saying that Sony were almost asking for the hack. Currently the Lulz security website is offline due to a DDoS attack.

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