Hackers have once again broken into electronic giant Sony’s computer network, accessing customer data from a variety of websites including Sonypictures.com and Sony BMG.
"Greetings folks. We’re LulzSec," said the hacking group responsible for the breach. "Enclosed you will find various collections of data stolen from internal Sony networks and websites, all of which we accessed easily," the group added in a gloating statement.
The group claimed they had accessed data relating to over a million users including email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth and passwords. The group accessed codes and coupons relating to online music sales.
The group posed online samples and released a torrent file of email addresses and passwords of tens of thousands of customers, revealing that the mechanism used to hack Sony’s network was among the most basic types of attack and that once penetrated all of the user data was stored unencrypted.
"Why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?" the group asked.
LulzSec also posted the SQL injection hack allowing ‘anyone with the balls to check for themselves’ to verify the access.
"You may even want to plunder those 3.5 million coupons while you can," they added.
Sony said that the firm was investigating the claims.