Feeds

Sony's Thai website pwned by phisher scoundrels

Wrong week to be a Sony security type

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Security researchers have discovered a phishing site running on Sony's servers.

A fraudulent site running off the hdworld.sony.co.th domain is targeting an Italian credit card company, F-Secure reports.

The incident means that another Sony property, in this case its Thai website, has been hacked.

The incident is nothing like as serious at the PlayStation Network hack last month, which exposed the personal details of 77 million gamers. But it's still a very poor do, especially after Sony went to great pains to reassure everyone that it was tightening up security controls across the board in the wake of the PSN hack and a separate problem involving its online store.

F-Secure has informed Sony of the incident, explained in greater depth in a blog entry here.

In related news, phishing emails seeking to con gamers into handing over their PSN login credentials to bogus sites have predictably begun to appear.

Sony has issued a warning over this sort of skulduggery, advising users that it will not be contacting them via email nor asking them for social security or credit card information via email, security blog Allspammedup reports. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ice cream headache as black hat hacks sack Dairy Queen
I scream, you scream, we all scream 'DATA BREACH'!
Goog says patch⁵⁰ your Chrome
64-bit browser loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster!
NIST to sysadmins: clean up your SSH mess
Too many keys, too badly managed
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
Researchers camouflage haxxor traps with fake application traffic
Honeypots sweetened to resemble actual workloads, complete with 'secure' logins
Attack flogged through shiny-clicky social media buttons
66,000 users popped by malicious Flash fudging add-on
JLaw, Kate Upton exposed in celeb nude pics hack
100 women victimised as Apple iCloud accounts reportedly popped
New Snowden leak: How NSA shared 850-billion-plus metadata records
'Federated search' spaffed info all over Five Eyes chums
Three quarters of South Korea popped in online gaming raids
Records used to plunder game items, sold off to low lifes
Oz fed police in PDF redaction SNAFU
Give us your metadata, we'll publish your data
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.