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Sony networked attacked again

3 May 2011 | Category: Electronics

Having already had their network attacked twice in the past two months, Sony experienced another hacking attempt on one of their websites.

Sony, already attacked twice in the past two months, experienced another hacking attempt on one of their websites.

Since two months ago, Sony has experienced two online attacks. Sony’s Playstation Network became the target of a hacking attempt, resulting in a security breech involving over 77 million members.

Lulz Security takes credit for hacking SonyPictures.com, the most recent attack experienced by Sony. About a million accounts were hacked, with private information such as home addresses and passwords leaked on the Internet.

Lulz Security posted information on the attack on Sony through their website. They claimed that Sony still uses a primitive security system as it is owned by a vulnerable SQL injection that allowed them to hack the site with relative ease. The SonyPictures website had no encryption and used plain text for their code. This most recent attack resulted in the leakage of personal information involving about 50 thousand members.

F-secure’s cheif research officer, Mikko Hypponen, stated that he was not surprised about the latest security breach at Sony. Large companies may find it difficult to ensure that their websites are secure and that their systems are foolproof, he added.

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