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Sony hacked one more time, info gets posted online

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Jun 2011 20:28 User comments (22)

Sony hacked one more time, info gets posted online The hacking group that took down PBS earlier this week has hacked Sony and posted the info online, adding another chapter to the long saga of security breaches that have plagued the company since April.
"LulzSec" posted that they broke into the servers of Sony Pictures Entertainment websites and stole personal info for 1 million customers.

The group then posted names, addresses, emails and passwords for some customers on the Internet, bashing Sony in the process.

Says the group:

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?


At 6 serious attacks and 102 million user's info stolen in 2 months, Sony has become a massive target for hacking groups and it has hurt the bottom line. The company said last month that the attacks would lead to a $170 million writedown in the current quarter.

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22 user comments

12.6.2011 21:07

You can run and tell that homeboy!1

22.6.2011 21:26

how uninteresting do they not have anything better to do with there time. bored of these we hacked Sony.

32.6.2011 21:30
warriorp
Inactive

lol


"How can one enjoy his or her money with taxes so high!"

42.6.2011 22:13

Damn! Again? I still haven't got my two free games yet!

52.6.2011 22:57

When do these attacks stop? What does Sony need to do? What are the terms of surrender? Maybe the hackers should just post the terms (ie Return of Linux on PS3 or Public apology to Geohot or a gazillion $$$$).
What will it take to stop the attacks?
Can't be selling too many PS3s lately. Sony PS3 sales will crash and burn quarter after quarter and soon their shareholders will say enough is enough. Pull the plug cut their losses and move on to another product.

62.6.2011 23:03

Originally posted by joepet200:
When do these attacks stop? What does Sony need to do? What are the terms of surrender? Maybe the hackers should just post the terms (ie Return of Linux on PS3 or Public apology to Geohot or a gazillion $$$$).
What will it take to stop the attacks?
Can't be selling too many PS3s lately. Sony PS3 sales will crash and burn quarter after quarter and soon their shareholders will say enough is enough. Pull the plug cut their losses and move on to another product.
I think Microsoft is reaping the rewards from this, but they don't dare publicly comment for fear of coming into these hacker's cross hairs. I personally know of 3 individuals that traded for a 360 just so they could play online again.

72.6.2011 23:11

Originally posted by joepet200:
When do these attacks stop? What does Sony need to do? What are the terms of surrender? Maybe the hackers should just post the terms (ie Return of Linux on PS3 or Public apology to Geohot or a gazillion $$$$).
What will it take to stop the attacks?
Can't be selling too many PS3s lately. Sony PS3 sales will crash and burn quarter after quarter and soon their shareholders will say enough is enough. Pull the plug cut their losses and move on to another product.
The attacks will never stop; sony (like all large corporations) will always be a worthwhile target for hackers, assuming they can be easily breached. While the attacks will never stop, some quality security would do a lot to cut back on the constant breaches...not that sony cares enough about our information to actually spend money on hiring qualified security professionals. As for terms of surrender, they were posted by Anonymous, and they have not been met.


83.6.2011 1:00

And to think all they had to do was not mess with OtherOS and they would have saved themselves from a world of hurt.

93.6.2011 2:02

Quote:
Why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?
^ This.

I'm sympathetic towards people whose information has already been compromised, but after seeing what's transpired over the past few months, only a fool would still put his personal information in Sony's hands.

Originally posted by joepet200:
When do these attacks stop? What does Sony need to do?
They need to hire a webmaster who knows what he's doing.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Jun 2011 @ 2:03

103.6.2011 5:43

Now that the US have changed their laws to make cyber attacks classed as a war attacks, wonder when the US send Navy Seal 6 team over to knock on the door, well bust down the door and probably shoot everyone dead.

AFter a while the groups will get bored doing hacks for people's data but the US military won't get bored chasing them down.

113.6.2011 8:37

Instead of wasting large amounts of money on stupid useless Anti-Piracy DVD/BD protection, maybe Sony should buy a better firewall...

I bet now they wish they'd left the Linux geeks alone...

123.6.2011 10:18

Should've changed my home address while I was at it lol...

Doesn't bother me, all credit card information has been deleted off my PSN account and I even used a unique password for my PSN account so it can't be used to access my e-mail or whatever.

133.6.2011 10:41

I've already bitched about this, so redundancy is mute...

Sony is synonymous with every other four letter word to describe Greed. They've gotten by on the cheap for server protection for "your" protection (their CEOs and hierarchy have the cream of the crop) and will continue to do so until you folks plain flat out stop buying their products or go with a paid protection plan kind of like M$ (if there is such a thing, I won't pay for such). Just remember, there's no such thing as a free puppy.

As for the hackers continuing to hit the consumer end of Sony's server networks, there are 2 thoughts. 1. they have small peters and can't hit the more lucrative CEO servers containing the bigger payoffs allowing them global recognition and godlike status... 2. they have small peters and aren't smart enough to hit the aforementioned servers, thus relying on the obviously weaker (or virtually unprotected) servers of the consumers as notoriety and will take the tiny dick points as their prize while hiding in shame after putting up the information for bid on the "Price is Right" for assholes.

Their not even 'hackers' by definition anyway. I get tired of that. Hackers look for information and enlightenment. These guys are destructive and malicious. Not to mention the US' alphabet soup can be set loose on their asses now for their actions, so 'god love ya' cause no body else does... losers...

If your dumb asses are going to make a statement, make the right one... tiny dicks... (message is for cyber criminals, "NOT" esteemed forum folks)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Jun 2011 @ 10:43

143.6.2011 13:55

Originally posted by xtago:
Now that the US have changed their laws to make cyber attacks classed as a war attacks, wonder when the US send Navy Seal 6 team over to knock on the door, well bust down the door and probably shoot everyone dead.

AFter a while the groups will get bored doing hacks for people's data but the US military won't get bored chasing them down.

Damn right they should! The vast majority of the gaming public are sick and tired of these self rightious f##kwits preventing us from enjoying our hobby. There is alot of blaming Sony for allowing it to happen but in every sphere of criminality the villains are always one step ahead. They need to be caught and punished to the full extent of international law.

153.6.2011 13:57
promag314
Unverified new user

Originally posted by DarthMopar:
Damn! Again? I still havent got my two free games yet!

163.6.2011 14:07

Originally posted by DarthMopar:
Damn! Again? I still haven't got my two free games yet!
This is different, not PSN, Sony Pictures. PSN security has been beefed up. The free games (part of the welcome back program) will be announced :)

Yes, it sucks, but it doesn't matter what kind of security you have, as long as man made, people can break it. This is not a question of how safe, but a question of right or wrong.

Think about it, my door is made of wood, anybody with an axe can break it. A bank's vault is made out of steel, it's stronger than wood, but it's really safe? It's only safe because nobody bother to break in or the contents are not worth the time.

Peace!

173.6.2011 15:40

Originally posted by BobH29:
Originally posted by xtago:
Now that the US have changed their laws to make cyber attacks classed as a war attacks, wonder when the US send Navy Seal 6 team over to knock on the door, well bust down the door and probably shoot everyone dead.

AFter a while the groups will get bored doing hacks for people's data but the US military won't get bored chasing them down.

Damn right they should! The vast majority of the gaming public are sick and tired of these self rightious f##kwits preventing us from enjoying our hobby. There is alot of blaming Sony for allowing it to happen but in every sphere of criminality the villains are always one step ahead. They need to be caught and punished to the full extent of international law.
International law ???
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Jun 2011 @ 15:58

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183.6.2011 15:53

@BobH29 I agree quicker there caught the better they wont be so brave when the jail door closes.

193.6.2011 17:13

While I'm sorry for the personal information that was compromised I'm really glad that SONY got what deserved. They were asking for it!

203.6.2011 19:58
gmontalc
Inactive

Sony got themselves into this mess and they're dragging all customers along. Way back when the PS3 was released the CEO's were already bragging about how secured the console was, now by bringing that much attention and removing OtherOS brought the perfect challenge... It is a controversial topic. In my opinion; if you bought it, yours it is to do whatever.

214.6.2011 16:33

The Welcome Back program is active, just got the e-mail today, have fun guys/als (I have most of the games already, which is a downer).

229.6.2011 9:30

When I was just a young misinformed young fool, I used to get threatening letters from Sony how they are going to "Tattle-Tale" on me to my ISP and have me arrested for DLing one of their so-called copy-protected movies......Now I am an old fool who just changed the things that I could(encryption and such)and the wisdom to never be seen what I am doing anymore......Effin' Sony, threatening to have me arrested and my ISP. I hope they lose trillions of commerce.....Pick Color!...You Pay Now! LMAO.....next time I will call my old friend Godzilla. Ayyyeeeee!

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