June 4, 2011
Hackers have attacked Sony and stolen the private details of more than a million people in the latest security breach to hit the electronics giant.
The names, birth dates, addresses, emails, phone numbers and passwords of people who had entered contests promoted by Sony were all published on the internet.
LulzSec, a hacker group, said it had infiltrated the firm’s systems to prove how vulnerable they were to “simple attacks”.
The data was apparently stolen from Sony Pictures, the company’s entertainment distribution arm.
The group has previously launched hacking attacks on the US broadcasters PBS television and Fox.com.
This article was posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 2:13 am