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June 3, 2011

Sony Pictures hacked by Lulz Security, 1,000,000 passwords claimed stolen

by John_A



Oh, Sony — not again. Weve just received numerous tips that Lulz Security has broken into, where it claims to have stolen the personal information of over 1,000,000 users — all stored disgracefully in plain text format. Lulz claims the heist was performed with a simple SQL injection — just like we saw the last time around. A portion of the groups exploit is posted online in a RAR file, which contains over 50,000 email / password combos of unfortunate users. Weve downloaded this file at our own risk, mind you and can verify these sensitive bits are now in the wild, though it remains unclear if whats published matches reality. In addition to user information, the group has blurted out over 20,000 Sony music coupons, and the admin database including email addresses and passwords for BMG Belgium employees. Fresh off the heels of the PlayStation Network restoration, were guessing the fine folks in Sonys IT department are now surviving solely on adrenaline s

via Sony Pictures hacked by Lulz Security, 1,000,000 passwords claimed stolen — Engadget.

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