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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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Thanks!
By Sunagwa on 6/3/2011 11:11:26 AM , Rating: 2
First I'd like to say thanks to Sony for poking the bear. Second to the hacker community for bringing Sony's complete lack of security to light.

I was ready to forgive and forget against my better judgement but I promised myself any more serious security news and that's it, I'm done. I'll be finishing off Heavy Rain the next few days and then it's off to Ebay to "try" and sell my PS3.

I don't know anything about hacking but for them to be hacked again at this point using a method that is (according to people more educated then I) hacking 101 then I don't see any reason why I should ever trust them with my information again.




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