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Hackers Attack Sony Again – This Time Just For Lulz

by | 4th, June 2011

HACKING Sony databases is turning into some kind of after-school activity. Just weeks after they lost millions of credit card details (2.2m at current count) – Sony have been hit by another hack- this time from a group known as LulzSec.

Claiming to be annoyed by the Sony’s poor data protection, they swiped the passwords of 1 million users of the Sony Pictures film-rental service in the US.

PC World describes the hackers:

LulzSec (Lulz Security) is a hacker group (or possibly just one person) responsible for a number of recent intrusions into corporate servers. The group broke into a Sony site based in Japan, Fox.com and the recent PBS hack that included posting a fake news item to PBS.org proclaiming rapper Tupac Shakur was still alive.”

Check out their Twitter feed for some fightin’ talk:

“Welcome to #FuckFBIFriday, wherein we sit and laugh at the FBI.”

Blatantly it’s a group of kids in Oregon who got bored of gaming and have decided to turn their minds to trashing the security systems of multinationals.

Instead of investing money in firewalls and security that really isn’t working, Sony should remove the root cause of the problem and invest in youth clubs in middle America. Just a thought.



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