Friday, 3 June 2011

Hackers Claim Another Attack On Sony

Hackers calling themselves Lulz Security  have hacked and stolen more than one million emails and passwords.

"LulzSec" have hacked into servers that run Sony have said they are aware of the statement and are looking into the claims. A little late for that, considering the data is already available for download online.

Just as Sony get round to apologizing after the April attacks, in which hackers stole information from over 77 million accounts, they are struck again with another massive security breach. Sony will likely see themselves having to apologize yet again though, since the data infringement has already been verified as true.
Since the much-publicized April attacks Sony have seen themselves become targets for hackers, Sony have confirmed 4 break-ins prior to the LulzSec attack in Sony Pictures.

LulzSec's subtle dig at Fox.
LulzSec are sure making a name for themselves outside of the usual hacking circles, taking credit for assaults on Sony Japan Music, Fox News and PBS in the last 23 days.

If these claims are to be true it will be a massive blow on Sony after just 24 hours ago they announced the PlayStation network will be fully working in the US and Europe they also said they have improved their security (lulz looks like they have failed on that one).

LulzSec released a pastebin'd statement on Thursday saying they had hacked into the database that included encrypted passwords as well as names, dates of births and addresses for Sony customers. The attacks were preceded by a warning tweet four hours beforehand.
"From a single injection we accessed EVERYTHING, why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to such simple attacks?" Asks one member.

"What's worse is that every bit of data we took wasn't encrypted. Sony stored over 1,000,000 in plain text, which means its just a matter of taking them."

Thursday, 2 June 2011

FIFA Presidency... LOLS.

Wednesday saw the long-awaited and hotly contended FIFA Presidency elections! Football fans the world over were eagerly clinging onto the hope that, in the light of recent corruption allegations, Sepp Blatter would finally be outvoted by his peers and we’d see the dawning of a new era for world football. The suitors to Sepp’s hilarious and ill-earned throne were Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed Bin Hammam (who allegedly bought Qatar, the 2022 World Cup, and has been sacked because of these allegations) and Sports Illustrated journalist Grant Wahl.

Blatter pretending to listen and care.

In the case of Grant Wahl, a man who is clearly grotesquely under-qualified to run the world’s governing body for football, all he needed was ONE Football Association to nominate him. Every F.A. has the same pull and power in the elections, so perhaps England could have nominated him? No. We abstained from voting as a form of protest, but given the chance to ACTUALLY change anything, we figured it would be better not to.
Could his homeland of America nominate him? USA’s Chuck Blazer (A.K.A Hagrid McSantabelly) was the one who made these corruption allegations anyway… but no. Probably better not to…
Could a smaller nation like DR Congo could nominate him? It’s not as if they’re going to suffer much from any possible FIFA backlash, they have nothing as it stands… but no. As a nation they have little in the way of Football success, financial or otherwise, but the man representing the nation was (and is) getting plenty of cash in the way of “gifts” as he enters his fourth term since his induction in 1985. FIFA may be a charity (lol, seriously), but that doesn’t mean no one can be paid… a phenomenal amount.
With Bin Hammam sacked (only for the duration of these elections, mind) and Wahl fighting the existing corruption and his own lack of qualifications, Blatter stood alone.
The long-awaited and inevitably corrupt election is now over; Blatter won!

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Britain's Got Old People.

I'm usually not a fan of TV talent competitions, although I confess to watching the X Factor for three consecutive years. I'm also getting slowly caught up in the spell cast by Simon "shit-haircut-and-pussy-chest" Cowell that is Britain's Got Talent. It's shameful, but it doesn't matter too much because of who I am and what I'm part of.

Tonight's semi-final saw this old, head-nodding, cheesy, winking throwback woman called Jean. Jean plays a "rock 'n' roll" piano, taps her feet to her out of time playing, and smiles... She got through.......

Jean, in all her glittery, winky, false glory.

What is Win Finger?

Group of exceptionally talented, young and attractive individuals setting out to maintain the high standards of the infamous Win Finger fellowship. Fortnightly podcasts featuring the silky tones of the five surviving members of the collective, combined with intermittently posted instances of extreme Win will make for a rollercoaster ride of a blog! Stay tuned...