Sony Gets Owned By Hackers Again

Guess what, Sony has apparently been hacked again:

A group of hackers said today that they have broken into several Sony Web sites and compromised the personal data of more Sony customers.

The group, which calls itself “Lulzsec,” is the same group that posted fake news stories on PBS.com over the weekend.

They have been promising Sony attacks since this past weekend, a plan they called “the beginning of the end” for Sony. After being challenged to show what they found, the group today posted links on Twitter to samples of information they compromised on internal Sony networks and Web sites, including Sony Pictures, Sony Music Belgium, and Sony Music Netherlands.

On the site Pastebin, Lulzsec wrote: “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 said they didn’t have the resources to copy all the information found, but is posting “samples” to prove their authenticity. The group claims they could have taken more, but that would have taken “several more weeks.”

The files in the download appear to contain names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and passwords, but it was unclear how many were in the sample provided by the group.

Gee Sony. You have to learn how to secure customer information if you expect customers to buy stuff from you. Right now, there’s little incentive for your customers to trust you at the moment. Sony has to really step up and do something about this…. And soon. Otherwise, they’re screwed.

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