Sony confirm they were hacked again by Lulzsec – says sorry

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Kitguru reported earlier this week that Lulzsec, a group of skilled hackers, claimed to have compromised Sony servers. Last night Sony confirmed this was true, saying they were the victim, yet again, of an attack.

Michael Lynton chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment said “The cybercrime wave that has affected Sony companies and a number of government agencies, businesses and individuals in recent months has hit Sony Pictures as well.”

They added “Yesterday afternoon a group of criminal hackers known as “LulzSec” claimed to have breached some of our websites. We have confirmed that a breach has occurred and have taken action to protect against further intrusion. We also retained a respected team of experts to conduct the forensic analysis of the attack, which is ongoing. In addition, we have contacted the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and are working with them to assist in the identification and apprehension of those responsible for this crime.”

By now we would assume that many people have lost faith in Sony to keep any proficient level of security and all they can say, yet again is “We deeply regret and apologize for any inconvenience caused to consumers by this cybercrime.”

What is compromised this time? Lulzsec say they infiltrated the Sonypictures.com website and gained access to information such as email addresses, home addresses, passwords and even birth dates of over 1,000,000 user accounts. The kicker? Lulzsec said that the data wasn’t even encrypted.

“…every bit of data we took wasn’t encrypted. Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, which means it’s just a matter of taking it. This is disgraceful and insecure: they were asking for it.”

Sony are reeling from a continual barrage of attacks, and this is the latest in a long line of security issues for the Japanese electronics giant.

KitGuru says: The company has created a new position to help with the continual breaches, ‘Chief Information Security Officer’ – and we pity their workload right now.

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  • Francis
    June 4, 2011
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    Just how incompetent are Sony? I fail to believe this is possible so many times.

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  • DarkStarr
    June 4, 2011
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    Sony = lulz It is just sad…. hopefully no one will trust Sony again. (How can people still trust Sony?)

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  • lullzvssony
    June 4, 2011
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    sony is a joke, they deserve everything they get, for being soo stupid.

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  • FoxMontage
    June 4, 2011
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    Don’t glorify what these people do by showing us their impressive ascii art.. They are criminals, no matter what way you look at it, and it’s people like them that ultimately will be responsible for an Internet without freedom.

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  • JEskandari
    June 5, 2011
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    well I’m waiting for somebody to attack PSN again.

    that will be Epic

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  • c'mon
    June 5, 2011
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    @FoxMontage

    “”Internet without freedom.”" surely would be , not posting the ASCII art ?

    SONY , are the ones who restrict peoples freedom to do whatever they want , with the products they buy.
    Internet without freedom is what SONY and the other media companies want.
    So they are free to profit endlessly , by selling us copies of information , that can be copied endlessly with no financial outlay per copy.

    Storing 1 million users details in an insecure manner is criminal.

    SONY deserve everything that they are getting right now from the hackers.
    They treat customers like cash cows and don’t care about them or their info.
    All they want is your money. At any cost.

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  • EVOXSNES
    June 7, 2011
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    Good times!

    After CCP Announced Dust 514 went PSN exclusive… no sympathy.

    Rot in hell Sony.. Rot in hell!

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