Sony BMG Greece Hacked

Sony Corporation is continuing to have security issues and seems the media giant is now a preferred target and destination for hackers. As Sony tries to regain consumer confidence from it’s month long PlayStation Network  meltdown, they were hacked again this morning for consumer data and Sony BMG in Greece has been hacked and information dumped…………


The Hacker News discovered a database of user information from a Sony BMG site in Greece that was reportedly hacked in early May. The information exposed included passwords, email addresses and phone numbers, and was posted at According to THN, someone by the name of “b4d_vipera” claimed ownership of the cyber attack. The Greek site is the seventh Sony portal hacked in recent weeks following the month-long PlayStation Network outage also caused by a hacker. This hack was caused by an automated Structured Query Language (SQL) injection, in which a hacker injects a malicious command at the database level. Sophos senior security advisor Chester Wisniewski advised people to reset their passwords, prepare for phishing attempts, and expect their account information to be in the hands of someone with malicious intent. “It is nearly impossible to run a totally secure Web presence, especially when you are the size of Sony,” Wisniewski wrote. “As long as it is popular within the hacker community to expose Sony’s flaws, we are likely to continue seeing successful attacks against them.” This latest Sony woe comes days after a phishing site running off of Sony’s servers was discovered. Sony has also had a rough time re-starting the PlayStation Network after weeks of downtime. An influx of users trying to change their passwords last Sunday prompted Sony to temporarily halt the process. A password exploit later took down log-ins, but Sony denied it was a new hack.



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