Sony Hacked. Again. LulzSec Claims To Have Personal Data For 1 Million SonyPictures.com Users
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., the Culver City studio arm of the Japanese mega-corporation, confirmed Friday that company websites were breached in a hacker attack claimed by LulzSec, according to The Wrap. Sony did not detail the extent of the damage.
On Thursday, LulzSec released a taunting statement saying that it had obtained the personal information of some 1 million SonyPictures.com customers. Though LulzSec said it took passwords, email addresses, and dates of birth from the sites' users, it claims its primary goal to expose Sony's puny defenses against cyber attack.
A joint statement by Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton and Co-Chairman Amy Pascal confirmed the attack, noting, "The cybercrime wave that has affected Sony companies and a number of government agencies, businesses and individuals in recent months has hit Sony Pictures as well." Sony is working with the FBI to identify the attackers.
Verifying that the data posted online did, in fact, include user names, passwords, phone numbers and addresses stolen from Sony, several individuals whose private details were compromised, confirmed their identities to the Associated Press, notes the L.A. Times.
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