"LulzSec" have hacked into servers that run SonyPictures.com. 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.
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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."