Sony shuts down site to investigate possible hack
Additional 'Sownage' investigated
Sony has temporarily shuttered yet another website following reports it may have suffered an attack by hackers.
The company's Brazilian Music site was inaccessible for much of Tuesday as website engineers investigated a possible security breach, according to news reports. Sony spokesman Tomio Takizawa told Bloomberg News the possible attack may have altered some content but didn't elaborate.
On Friday, a group calling itself LulzSec targeted Sony's movie division in an attack it claimed exposed more than 1 million consumer email addresses and passwords. It claimed the attack on the Sony Pictures website was achieved by exploiting a simple SQL-injection vulnerability, leading to the trove of unencrypted data.
LulzSec has also claimed responsibility for hacks on the PBS television network and affiliates of the FBI. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for any attacks on Sony's Brazilian website.
This has got to stop, I made a promise to have a party every time Sony gets hacked. It's costing me a fortune. Let the good times roll.
Sony is a massive corporate entity with hundreds of web facing partner / regional / promotional websites and some of them are still falling to hackers. Each successive story suggests hackers are scraping the bottom of the barrel at this point, releasing emails lists from dead marketing sites and so on.
I think you need to buy new elastic bands to secure your tinfoil hat because the current ones are too tight.
Im pissed that my private details and my high security password have been leaked out for all and sundry to see.
Im pissed that i now have to change passwords on several web sites that i would have **thought** were secure.
Im fucking ecstatic that Sony have had their balls cut open and laid on a plate.
Im more over the moon that now an army of hackers are going to carry on making life difficult for Sony.
Message to Sony...
Fucking hurts doesnt it when you get shat on!!!!!!!
even more correctly
It's very likely that Sony doesn't know how many websites it has, nor where they're located. To say nothing at all about what data might be on them, whether they've been patched in the last 5 years...
It's called responsibility, or lack-there-of.
You can't say for sure that they haven't done anything. A few partner sites have been hacked... this doesn't mean that every one of them is vulnerable. For all we know, Sony is busting their ass trying to inspect all public facing sites they have. Obviously, they have A LOT to check, so it's no surprise that a dedicated group keeps poking holes in the ones they haven't gotten to yet.
Like DrXym said, they (LulzSec @ friends) are scraping the bottom of the barrel. They'll hunt for any minor leak they can for publicity. If you want something to lose sleep over, see the recent breach of RSA.
Seriously, people need to get some perspective.