Following on the heals of Sony’s massive clean-up of the PlayStation network, LulzSec has just released information that it has hacked into Sonypictures.com and achieved access to over one million users’ information. This includes passwords, email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts. What’s more unsettling is the simplistic nature of the hack, an SQL injection, and that Sony is storing everything including passwords as plaintext. None of the information was encrypted. Sony is clearly having issues locking down its services from hackers, who seem to be running circles around the company lately. They have become an easy target at this point, and when you do very little to protect such sensitive information, it’s easy to see why.
Did you have an account with Sony? Better check to make sure!
Visit this site for more info: http://lulzsecurity.com/releases/ Their press release, which goes into more detail, is below:
Greetings folks. We’re LulzSec, and welcome to Sownage. Enclosed you will
find various collections of data stolen from internal Sony networks and websites,
all of which we accessed easily and without the need for outside support or money.
We recently broke into SonyPictures.com and compromised over 1,000,000 users’
personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses,
dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts.
Among other things, we also compromised all admin details of Sony Pictures
(including passwords) along with 75,000 “music codes” and 3.5 million “music coupons”.
Due to a lack of resource on our part (The Lulz Boat needs additional funding!)
we were unable to fully copy all of this information, however we have samples
for you in our files to prove its authenticity. In theory we could have taken
every last bit of information, but it would have taken several more weeks.
Our goal here is not to come across as master hackers, hence what we’re about
to reveal: SonyPictures.com was owned by a very simple SQL injection, one of
the most primitive and common vulnerabilities, as we should all know by now.
From a single injection, we accessed EVERYTHING. Why do you put such faith in
a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?
What’s worse is that every bit of data we took wasn’t encrypted. Sony stored
over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, which means it’s just
a matter of taking it. This is disgraceful and insecure: they were asking for it.
This is an embarrassment to Sony; the SQLi link is provided in our file contents,
and we invite anyone with the balls to check for themselves that what we say
is true. You may even want to plunder those 3.5 million coupons while you can.
Included in our collection are databases from Sony BMG Belgium & Netherlands.
These also contain varied assortments of Sony user and staffer information.