Report: Sony Pictures Website Hacked

June 3, 2011 -

Sony has been hacked again, but thankfully it doesn't involve its gaming division. The group that recently hacked the PBS website called Lulzec has claimed responsibility for hacking SonyPictures.com, saying that they have compromised the personal information of more than 1 million users. The group recently infiltrated PBS servers to post fake news stories and password dumps. The group had threatened to target Sony earlier in the week.

"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,'" Lulzsec wrote on Pastebin.com.

Some reports suggests that the group posted some personal information from the site such as usernames, passwords, physical addresses, and email addresses. They couldn't post all the information because of the sheer volume, other reports indicate.

This latest hack comes just as Tim Schaaff, president of Sony Network Entertainment International, testified before Congress and relaunched the PlayStation Store.

"Without further assistance, we're all going to have a world of hurt in this Internet economy and we would appreciate your assistance," Schaaff told the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

Schaaff also offhandedly blamed hacking group Anonymous for the attacks on the PlayStation Network but said that no credit card data had been compromised that they know of.

We'll have more on this story as it develops. By targeting Sony this hacking group have also declared war on anyone that ever signed up for a membership on a Sony-related website. If you have an account on one of Sony's sites, now might be a good time to make sure you don't use the same usernames and passwords for any other sites or services.

Source: PC Magazine

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Re: Report: Sony Pictures Website Hacked

Exactly how is doing this shit helping these hackers get what they want?  For that matter, what do they want at this point?

The "right" to games/movies/software without having to pay for them?

Root access to Sony devices for modding & customization?

Socialist Utopia?

Teh Lulz?

 

Re: Report: Sony Pictures Website Hacked

These ones are probably interested purely in Lulz and learning.

They hack, expose their victims failures, learn with their failures (and their own success), and have some lulz.

 

This hopefully on their viewpoint will trigger the companies to tighthen security... This to team, is like achieving the next level in a linear game, it is the next challenge, the next stage, at that point, they will repeat everything again.

 

The final objective is create a security arms race, where their victims get stronger and stronger, and they constantly get even stronger than their victims, this way they advance themselves in the field of security and information networks science... while having some laughs (at the expense of victims).

 

If you ever read about the culture of MIT Hackers (where the term hacker came from), and their ingenious pranks (like putting a police car in the top of a building), you will understand the pattern, it is more like learning, while doing pranks. (that in their point of view, are mostly harmless... since the only ones being really hurt, are big faceless entities, not people... until someone credit card leak out, then the pranks stop being harmless in their point of view, and are certainly not harmless in the point of view of most people).

 

--- Maurício Gomes twitter.com/agfgames

--- MaurĂ­cio Gomes twitter.com/agfgames

Re: Report: Sony Pictures Website Hacked

And another one bites the dust...

Re: Report: Sony Pictures Website Hacked

Seemly lots of people support the hackers.

 

Although PC Magazine article does not referenced to that, other sites (including some important mainstream news ones) reported that the hackers asked for donations in Bitcoin (a currency that is not issued by a government), looking at the charts of bitcoin, it rose 33% (yes, 33% O.o) since those news got posted...

 

This mean that: Or people just got curious and jumped into bitcoin, or people are actually buying bitcoins to donate to the hackers.

 

 

--- Maurício Gomes twitter.com/agfgames

--- MaurĂ­cio Gomes twitter.com/agfgames

Re: Report: Sony Pictures Website Hacked

Not surprising.

Our government has failed to reel in the behaviors of companies like Sony, so all legal channels of keeping them in check are pretty much closed.  So people rally around another set of bad actors under the 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' theory.

Though personally I still subscribe to 'the enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy.. no more, no less'

 
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