The Japanese electronic giant faces more trouble. In April, an unknown group attacked Sony Corp’s computer network and stole credit card information from over 100 million PlayStation users. Apparently, Sony has not worked hard enough to secure their network. On Thursday, the group LulzSec announced they had hacked into servers that run Sony Pictures Entertainment websites, and accessed the personal information of more than 1 million Sony customers. LulzSec claims their motive was to show the public that the company’s systems are still vulnerable and shouldn’t be trusted.
To stress their point that Sony is unable to keep intruders from their network, LulzSec published the names, birthdates, addresses, emails, phone numbers and passwords of thousands of people who had entered contests promoted by Sony. In their statement, the group said, “Why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?”
In addition to compensating PlayStation users, Sony may face consequences from The U.S. Federal Trade Commission for again failing to use proper procedures for protecting customer data. Sony has confirmed at least 4 other network break-ins, prior to this one.
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