A hacking group called LulzSec has announced yet another successful attack on Sony, this time breaching Sony Pictures and compromising 1 million passwords, 75,000 music codes and 3.5 million music coupons. A portion of the group’s exploit is posted online in a RAR file, which contains over 50,000 email / password combos of unfortunate users and the group has blurted out over 20,000 Sony music coupons, and the admin database (including email addresses and passwords) for BMG Belgium employees………..
After several cyber attacks already in the past month, this time around Sony Pictures was attacked by Lulz Security and they claim to have stolen the personal information of over 1,000,000 users. The attackers claim that the information was stored in plain text format in plain sight in and required just an SQL injection and has already revealed 20,000 email / password combos of unfortunate users, along with 20,000 Sony music coupons, and the admin database for BMG Belgium employees. The news came after a day that Sony brought the Sony PlayStation store back online, finally making the Playstation Network whole again after April’s devastating security breach. Meanwhile, the hacking of Sony Pictures has no effect on the Playstation Network. Still, this is another embarrassing security breach for Sony, and a sign that the company isn’t finished fending off hackers. As proof for hacking Sony, LulzSec has published Sony’s alleged compromised data on www.mediafire.com. The unzipped folder contains 4.66 MB of information, including what is claimed to be emails and passwords of Sony’s The Young and the Restless users. The security breach is the latest attack against high-profile firms, including defense contractor Lockheed Martin and Google Inc.