Sony Pictures Gets Hacked: 1 Million Passwords Exposed
The same group of hackers that targeted the PBS website not too long ago, claim they have hacked into a Sony website. The hackers call themselves LulzSec or the Lulz Boat and claim that they’ve exploited the Sony Pictures website through a SQL injection attack (a security vulnerability exploit that happens in the database layer of an application)
The hackers claim, “We recently broke into SonyPictures.com and compromised over 1,000,000 users’ personal information, including 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 of Sony Pictures (including passwords) along with 75,000 ‘music codes’ and 3.5 million ‘music coupons.'”
The group leaked 150,000 records taken during the attack, saying it didn’t have time to copy more. The group claims that they were able to access everything from a single injection, and that there wasn’t a single piece of data that was encrypted. The hackers pretty much laughed in Sony’s face at the fact that they stored a million passwords of its customers in plaintext.
It is clear that Sony is the laughing stock of, everything. The company has gotten hacked at least ten times by now, and it seems to be a weekly thing.