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Sony Pictures Website Hacked, Details Of 1 Million Customers Compromised

Another hack-attack has hit Sony - this time in their Sony Picture website, according to new reports.

The news first surfaced when a hacker group, dubbed Lulz Security claimed that it had broken in to the company’s Sony Picture website and stole one million user-ids, email ids, passwords and other vital information.

On being approached for comments, the PlayStation maker from Japan acknowledged by saying that it was aware of the claims made by the infamous hacking group, and was currently investigating the matter.

Ironically, this latest onslaught on the company’s cyber-infrastructure was reported barely 24 hours later it had announced of the PlayStation Network coming back into action throughout Europe and the US.

According to the claims (opens in new tab) made by Lulz Security, it successfully infiltrated the website, after which, it made its way through a database containing home addresses, email ids, passwords, date of birth and many other sensitive personal information of more than one million customers of the site.

In addition to these, the hackers also managed to get their hands on some 75,000 music-codes, as well as over 3.5 million music-coupons”. The group also claimed that none of the information in the database was encrypted.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.