More Sony hack attacks; LulzSec goes after FBI affiliated site

While Sony may have gotten its Playstation Network back online this week, other divisions of the Japanese business are still feeling hack attacks. The web site Naked Security reports that a hacker found his way into a data base at Sony Europe and took out "120 usernames, passwords (plain text), mobile phone numbers, work emails and website addresses." The story claims that the hacker is named "Idahc" from Lebanon and also claims that he "used standard SQL injection techniques" in order to find his way to Sony Europe's data base. He apparently also hacked his way back in May 2011 into the Canadian Sony Ericsson web site.

Meanwhile, PC Magazine reports that Sony has admitted that the hacker group known as "Lulzsec" are indeed the ones who got into the SonyPictures.com web site on Thursday. The group boldly announced that they had obtained personal info from over 1 million people from the site. Sony Pictures said on Friday in a statement that it had "retained a respected team of experts to conduct the forensic analysis of the attack, which is ongoing."

Lulzsec is not only going after Sony. The group announced on Friday that it had hacked into and defaced the web site of the Atlanta division of Infragard. The site is affiliated with the FBI (in what way is not known) and Lulzsec said in a statement that it had obtained over 180 logins from the site. The group said it targeted the site because the US government had recently announced that cyber attacks on the country might be considered an act of war.

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Too busy typing baloney to actually read a few seconds about the subject?
Infragard is not a government business/site/agency/etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InfraGard
"... InfraGard is a private non-profit organization ..."
And what's worst, the text of this article [no matter how hyped and poorly documented/researched it may be] spells it out clearly [acknowledging the author's lack of skills], only if you care taking the time to actually read it... ;-)
"... the web site of the Atlanta division of Infragard. The site is affiliated with the FBI (in what way is not known) ..."

Hackers disrupting services and revealing personal info = BAD!
Hackers revealing appalling security measures, like plain text passwords = GOOD!

If Sony is storing plain text passwords, they probably deserve to be found out. But the users shouldn't be the ones that feel the pain.. :-(

This is just stupid like someone jump from a building saying "I'm gonna fly!!".
They're making big enemies, this is not good for them.
Well, Kevin Mitnik was caught, Osama Bin Laden was caught... what makes them think they'll be safe forever?

Scriptkidies are doing this. Nothing more. Hell, there used to be domains like rootshell that would host the scripts, use some satan for scanning of services to text file outputting the daemon headers, find a vulnerable version of mysql on them and then sploit the server. This is an old methodology of hacking sites. Someone get rid of these kiddies already!

The problem is that if they're noob attacks, that means that a corporation has noob web programmers which shouldn't be the case.

Sony's brand image is ruined beyond repair.
Why is Sony all of a sudden target for all those hackers groups?

But what this proove is that the Internet, whatever the site, is NOT secure. Now it's Sony, wait until someone do the same thing to Amazon or other big Internet site. Do you think they are secure? Is it realy safe to do Internet banking? Buying online?

Maybe LulzSec are stupid going after Gvt, but they proove a point. NOTHING is safe.

pzykotic said,
I heard a rumor SQL injections aren't skilled and that clear txt is easy. Just sayin' ....
Yeah, absolutely anyone can do SQL injection if they find a vulnerable site, and read a tutorial...

Wolfbane said,
Yeah, absolutely anyone can do SQL injection if they find a vulnerable site, and read a tutorial...

i doubt U can !

I've hacked my own sites (personally built websites on my local machine) using SQL injections for fun once. It's so easy! The trick isn't doing the hack, it's finding the place to do it. Not every page will be susceptible to an SQL injection.

So, did I get this right, they are attacking sites affiliated with the US government because the recently announced such actions would be considered an act of war?
Sounds like a great idea...

Hmm I think they might be biting of a bit more than the can chew, really hope so, the government (of all countries) need to step up and do something about all these groups, they have been getting a bit out of control lately...
They do a lot of damage to companies and their users, and they throw more dirt on the word hacker

Why are these people so retarded? They have these skills and are firstly going again and again at the same company... yer well done we get it! Sony are not good at security, but now your going at the government... omm yer well done ********s

I'll be laughing when these morons each find a government official ringing their doorbell...or, more likely, MANY government officials breaking in through their doors and windows.

'Sony Pictures said on Friday in a statement that it had "retained a respected team of experts to conduct the forensic analysis of the attack, which is ongoing."'
Those poor kindergarden kids

AtriusNY said,
Kindergarten. The word originates from German.

Kindergarden also is acceptable. Seeing how it still means the same thing when read literally.

perochan said,
i think they got tired of waiting for sony site to get up and now they hacked government lol.
rofl

danisflying527 said,
The Idiots should be working for the government not hacking it x_x

Nah, down with the goobermint!

U know, sometimes smart people do very stupid things. Those hackers are no exception. Anyways, sooner or later they will get f...ed cuz they are messing with the US government.

R-Metal said,
U know, sometimes smart people do very stupid things. Those hackers are no exception. Anyways, sooner or later they will get f...ed cuz they are messing with the US government.

what makes you think it's not US government staying behind of attacks?

it could be CIA, it could be british MI6 either.

such a long constant attacks cost a LOT of money. it's not for a private hacker. so it should be government of large corporation.

who knows, may be apple will unveil their gaming console with iphone 5 ))

coth said,

what makes you think it's not US government staying behind of attacks?

it could be CIA, it could be british MI6 either.

such a long constant attacks cost a LOT of money. it's not for a private hacker. so it should be government of large corporation.

who knows, may be apple will unveil their gaming console with iphone 5 ))


Yea, the CIA and MI6 are hacking Sony and other sites and are releasing customer data like emails, usernames and passwords, why do I doubt that?

Also, what makes you think these kinds of attacks cost a LOT of money as you put it?

coth said,

what makes you think it's not US government staying behind of attacks?

it could be CIA, it could be british MI6 either.

such a long constant attacks cost a LOT of money. it's not for a private hacker. so it should be government of large corporation.

lol

StealMySoda said,
Attacking Sony...OK fine. But attacking government sites? I think they are asking for trouble now.

They should be attacking no one. In my personal opinion, fighting for the modding of devices does not justify hacking servers, especially when info is stolen. They should just protest.

Basically, think of what I'm saying as the other way around for a certain golden rule: the means don't justify the ends.