Sony BMG Greece hacked
Hackers 7, Sony 0. Game over
Updated Sony BMG Greece has became the latest property of the entertainment giant to be hacked. The miscreants attacked over the weekend.
The Hackers News uploaded sample extracts from a database of users' names and email addresses onto pastebin after hackers who broke into SonyMusic.gr sent them a dump from their hack. The data as uploaded omits telephone numbers and password hashes that the unidentified hackers claimed to have swiped from the site.
The techniques used to pull off the attack are unclear, but some form of SQL injection-based assault following the use of automated scanning tools to find vulnerable Sony websites seems probable, net security firm Sophos notes.
The high-profile PlayStation Network hack has made Sony properties worldwide a prime target for hackers. A steady stream of vulnerable websites have been discovered as part of a process that is starting to resemble kicking someone when they are down. It's likely that any corporation subjected to this level of intense scrutiny would prove similarly insecure. ®
Geohotz (USA) published the keys and made custom firmware. Graff (German) made tools to enable use of the Hypervisor under OtherOS or linux. Sony knocked down his front door TWICE, stealing his property. Two completely different people, 2 different continents.
And no, I don't believe the hackers will stop if Sony is destroyed, but I will throw a party. What I'm saying is Sony's behaviour (dawn raids) lit the fuse. Watch the fire works.
I would hope that Sony realise they cant treat their customers like shite, or this will keep happening.
But they won't.
I don't like the hackers
I'm glad that it's hurting Sony. I don't agree with stealing people's details or breaking into networks, but if it Hurts Sony then let it continue. Sony's actions made me sick, getting subpoenas to get the details of people who WATCHED a video on the net? Trying to silence people who talk about the PS3? Snooping on the stuff contained on users PS3's and the network they are connected to, hiding behind EULAs. Sony's methods and contempt for the law and people's right to own their own property. painted a target on themselves. Rather than spend money on security, they chose to use fear and lawyers to stop the attacks. You reap what you sow.
This is the same Sony...
... which put rootkits on audio CDs a few years back.
You'd think they'd have learned from that little escapade.
In the absence of shareholder direction to the contrary, a company/corporation is required _by law_ to maximise profit for the shareholders.
The only way to do that is to behave in a way which in a human would be classed as "sociopathic". (Which does make you wonder, when corporations have "natural person" status in the USA). This in turn tends to attract sociopathic individuals into management positions. If they're not abusing people external to the company, then they're pulling a Ken Lay and maximising their own personal profit at the expense of the company.
I'm sure that Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka are turning in their graves.
Shouldn't be needed any more...
They've just had the most robust testing that money couldn't buy...