Another Sony web site hacked

While there have been cyber attacks made against other companies and government organizations in the last couple of months, Sony has been by far the company that has suffered through the most attacks. Today CNet's reports that yet another web site owned and operated by one of Sony's divisions has been attacked. Two hackers claimed they took over 177,000 emails from the Sony Pictures France web site.

The two hackers who accomplished the attack said they got through via an SQL injection. The duo posted 70 of the emails on a Pastebin web page. Sony Pictures has yet to confirm the attack saying only, "We are currently investigating this claim." One of the hackers, known as "Idahc", stated in a interview last week that he is launching these attacks as a way to get companies like Sony to improve their web site security systems.

This is the 20th cyber attack on a web site or server owned and/or operated by the Japanese company in the past couple of months. Of course the biggest attack happened on April 20 when hackers attacked the Sony Playstation Network online gaming service. Sony said that tens of millions of PSN accounts were exposed although no financial info was apparently taken. Sony shut down the network for a few weeks and has only just recently brought the Playstation Network back to full operations. It also compensated PSN users for the system downtime with free downloadable games as well as other offers.

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