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Sony hacked yet again, info of 1 million customers compromised

Sony’s miseries continue with the latest news that they have been hacked, again, losing the information of more than 1 million customers. Yesterday we reported that LulzSec, another hacking group had said they broke into Sony’s servers. These claims have been verified and it highlights that Sony are not yet secure.

LulzSec have attacked U.S. PBS television and Fox.com in the past and they have published the names, birth dates, addresses, emails and phone numbers of thousands of people who had entered contests promoted by Sony.

LulzSec issued a statement “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?”

Sony Broadcast HQ

The security breach couldn’t come at a worse time for Sony, who have been reeling in recent weeks, after multiple attacks to their networks across the globe. Sony have said they are looking into the breach and have not yet issued anymore details. Sony shares have fallen 0.3 percent today. Reuters have confirmed the authenticity of the data LulzSec published, confirming it is true.

John Bumgarner, the chief technology officer for the U.S. Cyber Consequences unit, a non profit group who analyse web threats said he wasn’t surprised that Sony had been compromised. He said their systems were unsecure and that he had identified more vulnerabilities, even up to last weekend when it should have been tightened up.

LulzSec are another high profile hacking group who have targeted several large businesses in recent months. They have broken into Fox.com websites and published data about contestants for upcoming show ‘X Factor’. They also defaced the U.S. PBS television network websites, posting stolen data from their servers.

KitGuru says: Sony will need to issue statements soon regarding the LulzSec attacks, as they have been under pressure for ‘slow’ actions after the recent Playstation Network hacks.

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