Sony Hacks Keep Coming

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Sony is now releasing customer data to hackers on a daily basis – the company has suffered two additional hacks in short order.

Following on from its Sony BMG Greece leak, Sony Music Japan was subject to a successful SQL injection hack laying open several databases to all comers – fortunately, it seems the databases did not contain much in the way of sensitive information.

The next hack was more serious – a Canadian ecommerce site run by Sony Ericsson was hacked with the loss of all data to hackers. The database made public contained names, email addresses and password hashes, though the hacker responsible claims to be in possession of credit card data and phone numbers, amongst other information. The site was taken down by Sony Ericsson soon after.

As if all this were not bad enough, the Japanese government has apparently still not allowed PSN service to resume after having expressed concern about deficient security; Sony’s May 25th date for Japanese PSN restoration came and went without restoration of service.

The spate of successful attacks can reasonably be attributed to lacklustre security on the part of Sony and its various group companies, but it certainly appears (not least from the gloating messages left by hackers to this effect) that the sustained interest in humiliating Sony is the direct result of its (to hackers at least) excessively aggressive pursuit of PS3 hackers.

Indeed, whatever losses were sustained to piracy on the PS3 have undoubtedly been dwarfed by the losses Sony has now sustained from hacking – billions of dollars have been knocked from its market capitalisation, its brand lies in ruins, and it may face billions of dollars in litigation.


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    Avatar of tingle
    Comment by tingle
    03:01 26/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    wow, it's like once the news said what the PSN weakness was they hit all the other sony services trying the same exploit.

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    Comment by dMITIC
    10:33 26/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    and they succeeded

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:45 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    the worst thing is though that this security level is industry standard apparently...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:36 26/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Don't be fooled; with enough time and man power, any system can be hacked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:36 27/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yeah, you just have to beat whoever has the passwords with a rubber hose until they cough them up.

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    Comment by Garrax
    03:49 27/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Unless they aren't connected to the internet, only then is it safe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Although some can take thousands of years even with all the available computational power in the world.
    That is where you draw the line whether a system is secure or not.

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    Comment by TFish
    10:00 30/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not related to the string of comments I'm replying to buuuut

    Got this comic in ENGLISH Mofos

    http://marcansoft.com/transf/ps3_4koma.png

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:12 28/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Correction... Any system can be hacked, unless it is not on any type a network. Anything on a network can be hacked. You do not need an internet connection to do it; though without internet, you would need physical access to the network or some kind of remote access to a computer on that network.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:52 28/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless they aren't connected to the internet, only then is it safe.

    Google "stuxnet".

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    Comment by Lenny
    03:04 26/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Translation on that comic, anyone?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:20 26/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Seconding this motion. Please translate the living shit out of it.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:59 26/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Wish Granted. (◕ ‿‿ ◕)

    http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3322/ps34koma.jpg

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    Comment by GodMan
    11:43 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Now being able to read it*

    Oh God I love this its hilarious
    I wish my PS3 can look like that then I can really bond with her

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:13 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    excuse me while I steal my brother's ps3 and fap to it.
    失礼

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    Comment by TNinja
    01:01 27/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He just sent the comic to us without asking for a contract.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank you Yoshii-kun.

    lehnerus2000

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    Comment by Stoopid Narb
    16:03 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i shall never look at a ps3 the same way ever again.......ever

    Avatar of Fronzel
    Comment by Fronzel
    04:04 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're awesome. Thanks a bunch!

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    Comment by bound2serve
    07:53 21/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    but what's the cable for? i thought the PS3 Move was wireless. ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 28/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If persecoms were based off of media/video game consoles.

    Comment by nope
    03:56 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/sonikmeerkat/officalstory.png

    that's the translation I have anyways

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:31 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks, imageshack always failed us with their lousy unregistered domain excuse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The storytelling is brilliant. It shows how MS is so eager to do anything that will get them above the competition. Even if it makes them look like the bad guys.

    It also shows how anonymous actions here were damn meaningless, as Geohot just left them for MS.
    In fact they themselves abandoned their mission and just left everything to the real criminals.

    "The Personal Information is leaking!~~~" :D

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    Comment by Gitami
    03:31 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last year's p3 hackers, caught brought to litigation, hacker backed by hack group. Some vow revenge. MS rumoured to give WP7 on cellphone to hackers. It was resolved peacefully between Sony and hacker but now the hacks yet no one is certain who is the culprit.

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    Comment by DearTraveler
    03:11 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't translate but from the looks of it, its looks like its depicting geohot hacking playstation and then anonymous backing him up

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:18 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was so hard to tell, thanks.

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    Comment by Anonymous

    thx for that, i'm blind, so i couldn't see it myself.... oh wait

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 26/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Anyone else find the comic strangely arousing?

    Avatar of S|e|7|e|N
    Comment by S|e|7|e|N
    03:20 26/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    @extrovertedotaku

    Well, It's been confirmed Yoshii-kun.

    Sony is M.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:55 26/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Very M indeed.

    Also, translated version of 4koma here
    http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3322/ps34koma.jpg

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    04:14 26/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    So we're laying rape charges on the hacker too? Ahh...

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    06:51 26/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Suddenly I need to hack Sony, hack her like there's no tomorrow.

    Avatar of Megidola
    Comment by Megidola
    04:04 26/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    PS3-Chan loves having her tight network penetrated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 26/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    This is so win. Complete with an appearance by Dr. Hax

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:22 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the link of the comic its broken :(

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    Comment by vanchrian
    07:33 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @MyBallz The PS3 was said to have a 10 year life cycle. At 5 years old, she's the equivalent of a middle aged woman. So no jail time for us.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    14:18 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Poor PS3-chan was corrupted so much, she doesn't mind having all her personal information out there for everyone to see.

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    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    11:43 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    bye~bye sony~ your weak sauce of a dive into the interlubes further proves that you where never ready for the waves of digital violence that churns within!

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    Comment by Myballz
    10:50 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was a joke on a comic strip funny to say a hacker who is taking advantage of PS3 by raping the hell out of the system.Sure, go ahead and get mad over a stupid comment,of course he got screw by the US Justice system they been doing it for years screwing over anyone and anybody.

    Geohot has could of appeal in the case but he didn't have a good lawyer, he was force to take the deal to avoid jail time and a lot of fines he choose to take the easy way out.Anyone who wants to hack Sony might as well take everyones information and become the King of Africa.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't that Geohot?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @myballz

    I think most people got angry when Sony managed to aquire the IPs of everyone that visited his blog by a court order or something. Many claimed it was a breach on their privacy and... wait for it... swore revenge!

    How come they didn't see that comming?

    I mean, a hackers blog, will undoubtedly have hackers visiting it. Hackers that are now destroying the brand Sony...

    Avatar of Dia
    Comment by Dia
    05:58 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It won't be an imaginary sentence.

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    Comment by Myballz
    05:08 27/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anonymous
    People can change there IPs on there computers better then Lady Gaga can change clothes. I can change my IP from American to German if I wanted to.A lot of people who has Euro,Japanese,USA PSN Account's done it just to download Imported games.

    They might as well ruin Sony a lot of other reason because E3 is coming soon It's there chance to ruin them there by destroying what they may develop in the future for everyone else who has nothing better to do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:39 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony is black heart aka Noire, get it right

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And now the link is block...

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    Comment by Myballz
    04:33 26/05/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Hackers are molesting a imaginary child known as PS3 which 5 year old that means they will get imaginary sentience of 30 years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:23 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony liked it ^_^
    Also oddly enough other anon it was strangly arousing lol

    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    03:49 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow so there was a CONSPIRACY THEORY with Microsoft after all, Don't understand what the last part?

    Avatar of Myballz
    Comment by Myballz

    It sound's about true how Geohot manage to hack Sony Daughter PS3 by forcing sexual coding to bypass the system .

    Comment by Anonymous

    You will run linxu and you will like it bitch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:35 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's only painful at the start

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:59 26/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't worry PS3-chan, once you get used to it it's not that bad







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