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Sony hacked - AGAIN!
Posted 6/2/11
http://gizmodo.com/5807996/hackers-spill-over-1000000-sony-online-accounts


Article -

Sony getting its ass handed to it by hackers is becoming about as newsworthy as a netbook release, but this one is particularly brutal: Lulz Security just released a file containing over a million user logins. Home addresses included.

The Lulz crew says their gigantic dump includes:

Personal information, including passwords, email 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".



Not stuff you want floating around on MediaFire (and not something we're going to link to, out of respect for the privacy of that million plus).

So, why'd they do it this time? FOR THE LULZ? No. To teach a lesson, they say:

Our goal here is not to come across as master hackers, hence what we're about to reveal: SonyPictures.com was owned by a very simple SQL injection, one of the most primitive and common vulnerabilities, as we should all know by now. From a single injection, we accessed EVERYTHING. Why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?

As much as this is a shit move on their part, they have a good point. All of this extremely sensitive user data was stored in plain text, with zero encryption whatsoever. Sony is clearly beyond the palest pale of ineptitude when it comes to keeping their house in order. Their server rooms have had a screen door on them for the past month. Get it the hell together.



Companies like Sony are mining data. Why do they need your address and phone number on record? Why do grocery stores only offer you fair prices if you use their littel cards that store all your personal info? .

So they can make geographic consumer reports to improve their profits... They view as cattle... A cash crop to be monitored and exploited. They don't even have the respect to secure the info they've collected from you.



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Posted 6/2/11
Wow, again? Sony should have improved its security better.
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Posted 6/2/11
Games ----> that away
Posted 6/2/11
Oh noes.
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Posted 6/2/11
meh oh well i have given up sony at this point so big deal sony have a nice one.
Posted 6/2/11
Damn! Sony get a better security!

-Girl Gamer
Posted 6/2/11 , edited 6/2/11

crush_dance wrote:

Games ----> that away


This isn't about games. It's about the company.

Not only that, it's in direct relation to an online media site that streams videos like CR. Even if it were about the play station network, it would still be appropriate to have it here because it's still about a company issue. Even more so now, because it's a company issues revolving around an internet site.

Do you read?
Posted 6/2/11
I saw that this morning. Just when I was going to check out the PS Store. .___.
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Posted 6/2/11
Pffffffft. That's pathetic.
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Posted 6/2/11
Haha oh Anons you so crazy (^J^)
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Posted 6/2/11
Can't help but feel bad for the Sony users. They have suffered enough as buyers =P
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Posted 6/2/11
Im so glad i pay for a secure online experience on xbox. U mad PSN users
Posted 6/2/11
And that is why I'm not a gamer anymore
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Posted 6/2/11
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'Kay, the recent hacking has nothing to do with the PS3 or PSN, it was just one of Sony's websites, Sonypictures.com, getting hacked and having user accounts stolen. Read the article guyz.
Posted 6/2/11
What Again? Seriously?
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