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Another day, another SQL injection exploit

Just when Sony appeared to be getting back on the right track with the full restoration of its PlayStation Network, LulzSec struck again hitting Sony right between the eyes. The group once again used an SQL injection tactic to gain access to the Sony Pictures account database.

This time around, LulzSec manage to obtain:   

  • 1 million user accounts (including passwords, email and home addresses, and data of birth)
  • All admin account details and passwords
  • 75,000 music codes
  • 3.5 million music coupons

In addition, there was even opt-in data that was accessible, which gives even more information about Sony's customers and their preferences.

The part that amazes LulzSec (and us for that matter) is that fact that Sony stored all 1 million user passwords in simple plain text files -- no encryption whatsoever was used. "It's just a matter of taking it," stated LulzSec in a press release. "This is disgraceful and insecure: they were asking for it."

The group went on to express its disdain for Sony and its security practices (or lack thereof): 

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? 

LulzSec has provided evidence of their latest "Sownage" on its site, which can be accessed here.



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By chick0n on 6/3/2011 8:02:11 AM , Rating: 2
why would they need to apologize to them ?

so if some serial killer keep killing people, nobody knows who he/she is, he/she is running loose all the time and challenge everybody with a "catch me if you can," we should beg/apologize to them saying that "oh please don't kill anymore, we're sorry that we're trying to catch you"

Sony is a bitch I know, but that does not mean these people have to right to do all these shit.

What Sony did wrong was they hired a bunch of idiots who can't secure shit. maybe they should hire me instead, I'm sure I know how SQL injection works and I'm sure I will encrypt all passwords and crap.


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