We reported yesterday that Sony had restored the PlayStation Store Online with New Updates after suffering from hacks the Sony is hacked again and account information of million of users has been compromised again.
This time it’s not the PlayStation Network team sitting with their heads in their hands but LulzSec, a group that has been causing all manner of online mischief recently, has released over a million user logins onto the web and says Sony made stealing them easy after updates!
The information is recently posted on its registered website and details of 750,000 Sony Pictures users are included in a torrent file, LulzSec says its info grab includes:
Personal information incuding 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 on Sony Pictures (including passwords) along with 75,000 ‘music codes’ and 3.5 million ‘music coupons’.
LulzSec says it didn’t hack the Sony Pictures site for fun but instead wanted to teach the company another lesson:
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…why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks? What’s worse is that every bit of data we took wasn’t encrypted. Sony stored over 1000,000 passwords of its customers in plain text…that is discraceful and insecure and they were asking for it.
The exposed Sony Pictures data appears to affect customers in the US, the Netherlands and Belgium with no indication that users in the UK are affected.
Despite attacking Sony Pictures, Lulzsec has denied responsibility for the original PlayStation Network hack, writing on Twitter: “You Sony morons realize we’ve never attacked any of your precious gaming, right?” Sony says it is in investigating Lulzsec’s claims.
Sony is really in big trouble again. People will now no longer have any faith in Sony Network!