Sony's Servers In Thailand Hacked Again

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Old 26-May-2011
Post Sony's Servers In Thailand Hacked Again

The recent hack is announced to be unrelated to what has been attracting the attention of the entire world for the last few weeks, but proves that the company is still too vulnerable to be respected enough by its customers.

Insecurity firm F-Secure, based in Finland, has found out another flaw on Sony’s servers, which appeared to be hacked again. The company has kicked the slightly apologetic Sony which has been down for the last month: F-Secure managed to unearth some phishing scheme working on Sony’s server in Thailand. Meanwhile, this is considered to be an insignificant threat if compared to the PSN outage of the recent month.

The company hurried to claim that the hack was unrelated to the mammoth attempt which led to the outage of PlayStation Network for all of its users. Aside from being offline for over a month, 70 million users faced the fact of their credit card details and personal information leak.

Now Finnish firm F-Secure discovered a phishing site hosted on Sony's servers. The website in question looks quite authentic, but seems to be designed with the sole purpose to scrape Italian credit card details via a CartaSi portal. Meanwhile, the URL of the online service is most definitely on hdworld.sony.co.th, which can only mean that the international giant has been hacked again. However, in this case the chances are that the server is not that important, or at least that’s what insecurity company said when providing the public with the screen shots. F-Secure has immediately banned the URL for its own users and has sent a notification to Sony.

In the meantime, Sony is slowly recovering from the recent events, and is desperately trying to retain its consumers and partners, swearing that now its servers are completely secure. Sony has even launched a “Welcome Back” program, offering different bonuses and discounts for its loyal users. However, as we can see from the latest news, the claims of security seem to be not 100% true. Although the hack itself might be not very harmful, and of course not that monumental as the historic attack of which Anonymous was initially blamed, it still proves that the things are still not perfect with Sony. This might make many of its users have second thoughts about coming back to the company.

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