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