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Sony Pictures hacked and Database Leaked by LulzSec

Sony Pictures hacked and Database Leaked by LulzSec

Jun 02, 2011
Sony Pictures hacked and Database Leaked by LulzSec YES ! Sony Hacked Again once more by Lulzsec. The Target is  SonyPictures.com and It compromised over 1,000,000 users'personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses,dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts.Also compromised all admin details of Sony Pictures(including passwords) along with 75,000 "music codes" and 3.5 million "music coupons". SonyPictures.com was hacked by a very simple SQL injection , one of the most primitive and common vulnerabilities.From a single injection, They accessed whole database.  The worst thing is Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, No md5 OR other type of Encryption. The Leaked Data included databases from Sony BMG Belgium & Netherlands .These also contain varied assortments of Sony user and staffer information. Message By Lulzsec: Our goal here is not to come across as m
PlayStation 4 Hacked to Run Linux

PlayStation 4 Hacked to Run Linux

Jan 02, 2016
Hackers enjoy much playing with PlayStation and Xbox, rather than playing on them. And this time, they have done some crazy things with Sony's PlayStation gaming console. It appears that a console-hacking that goes by the name of Fail0verflow have managed to hack PlayStation 4 (PS4) to run a Linux kernel-based operating system. Fail0verflow announced this week that they successfully cracked the PlayStation 4 and managed to install a full version of Linux on the system, turning the PlayStation 4 into a real PC . With this latest PS4 hack, the console-hacking group gave the homebrew software community hope that Sony's popular game console will soon become a valuable tool in their arsenal. Group Managed to Run Game Boy Advance and Pokémon on PS4 What's even more interesting? The hacking group didn't stop with Linux. The group also managed to install an emulator for the Game Boy Advance and a version of Pokémon , dubbing it the "PlayStat
Sony PlayStation Social Media Accounts Hacked; Claims PSN Database Breach

Sony PlayStation Social Media Accounts Hacked; Claims PSN Database Breach

Aug 21, 2017
After hacking social media accounts of HBO and its widely watched show Game of Thrones , a notorious group of hackers calling itself OurMine took control over the official Twitter and Facebook accounts for Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) on Sunday. After taking over the accounts, OurMine, Saudi Arabian group of hackers which claims to be a "white hat" security firm, posted its first tweet on Sunday evening, claiming to have breached PlayStation Network and stolen its database. The tweet followed by a series of tweets encouraging the company to contact the hacking group through its website to buy its IT security service in an effort to protect itself from future cyber attacks. "PlayStation Network Databases leaked #OurMine," the first tweet by OurMine on the compromised PlayStation Twitter account read.  "No, we aren't going to share it, we are a security group if you work at PlayStation then please go to our website," the followed Twe
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SHQ Response Platform and Risk Centre to Enable Management and Analysts Alike

SHQ Response Platform and Risk Centre to Enable Management and Analysts Alike

May 13, 2024Threat Detection / SoC / SIEM
In the last decade, there has been a growing disconnect between front-line analysts and senior management in IT and Cybersecurity. Well-documented challenges facing modern analysts revolve around a high volume of alerts, false positives, poor visibility of technical environments, and analysts spending too much time on manual tasks. The Impact of Alert Fatigue and False Positives  Analysts are overwhelmed with alerts. The knock-on effect of this is that fatigued analysts are at risk of missing key details in incidents, and often conduct time-consuming triaging tasks manually only to end up copying and pasting a generic closing comment into a false positive alert.  It is likely that there will always be false positives. And many would argue that a false positive is better than a false negative. But for proactive actions to be made, we must move closer to the heart of an incident. That requires diving into how analysts conduct the triage and investigation process. SHQ Response Platfo
Sony PlayStation Network hacked again, user passwords compromised !

Sony PlayStation Network hacked again, user passwords compromised !

May 18, 2011
Sony PlayStation Network hacked again, user passwords compromised ! With Sony's PlayStation Network freshly back online, attackers have once again breached the system, this time going for a vulnerability with the system's password reset. This is getting (more) ridiculous. Not even two days after Sony restored its embattled PlayStation Network for most users worldwide, cyber criminals have once again launched an attack, this time going after the PSN's password reset system. In order for users to reconnect to the PSN, they were required to reset their passwords. You know, for security reasons… News of this third, most recent attack were originally reported on Nyleveia.com, which warned PSN users that "accounts are still not safe." "I want to make this clear to ALL PSN users. Despite the methods currently employed to force a password change when you first reconnect to the PlayStation network, your accounts still remain unsafe," writes Nyleveia. "A new hack is currently doin
Its Fail 2011 - Year of Hacks !

Its Fail 2011 - Year of Hacks !

Sep 16, 2011
Its Fail 2011 - Year of Hacks ! According to IT security experts Year 2011 have labeled as the " Year of the Hack " or " #Fail 2011 ". Hacking has become much easier over the years allowing hackers to hack into systems easier then ever before, which is why 2011 had a lot of hacking happen so far. Hackers are coming up with tools as well as finding new methods to hacking faster then companies can increase their security. Even, Every year is the year of the hacking as long as there are hackers out there ready to execute their malicious programs and attain their goals like gathering important information to the victim's computer, stealing important identities, credit card information, etc. This year 2011 could be another generation of hacking. Since every year there are always forward advancements of the tools and programs that could use by the hackers. The most important is to avoid them if you are a computer user. RSA Hack (3/17/2011) : Motive - Unknown attacker, alth
PlayStation Network Hacked, Information leaked !

PlayStation Network Hacked, Information leaked !

Apr 23, 2011
PlayStation Network Hacked, Information leaked ! Update :  [THN] The Hacker News Exclusive Report on Sony 3rd Attack Issue ! While the PlayStation Network is down, a lot of gamers are curious as to what have been the reasons to this outrageous downtime. Today, Media Molecule said that the PSN is once again, hacked. According to the post that Media Molecule posted today, the PSN is hacked and it warned users not to enter any personal information including credit card, etc until the PSN website says it's okay. Here's what Media Molecule posted: The PSN is still down because of a hack and will remain out of service for another while yet (worst-case scenario would be 1 or 2 more days). DO NOT enter ANY personal information (credit card information etc.) until the PSN website says its OK. Even once the PSN website says it's OK, please wait at least 2 hours to make sure it's a legitimate announcement. But for the moment, you should be patient and don't worry about it. As what Pa
Sony PlayStation 3 hacked with custom firmware

Sony PlayStation 3 hacked with custom firmware

Oct 23, 2012
The PlayStation 3 has been hacked before, originally with the PSJailbreak dongle and fail0verflow, but Sony managed to fight back with Firmware 3.60 which managed to ingeniously re-secure the console. But Hackers have released a custom firmware which allows compromised consoles to log into PSN, alongside LV0 decryption keys which allow the user to bypass future security updates. The hacker group ' The Three Musketeers ' claims that they already had the keys for a while but decided not to publish them. The information also came into the hands of another Chinese hacking group called BlueDiskCFW which was about to release the Iv0 keys for a fee. To avoid others earning money with their hack, The Three Musketeers decided to publish the keys themselves. Here a  Post by Hackers . The team of hackers released the following announcement: As this was a group effort, we wouldn't normally have lost a word about it ever, but as we're done with PS3 now anyways, we think it doesn
Hacked PlayStation Network to be fully restored by end of May !

Hacked PlayStation Network to be fully restored by end of May !

May 11, 2011
Hacked PlayStation Network to be fully restored by end of May ! Sony said Tuesday it aimed to fully restore its PlayStation Network, shut down after a massive security breach affecting more than 100 million online accounts, by the end of May. Sony also confirmed that personal data from 24.6 million user accounts was stolen in the hacker attack last month. Personal data, including credit card numbers, might have been stolen from another 77 million PlayStation accounts, said Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. spokesperson Satoshi Fukuoka. He said Sony has not received any reports of illegal uses of stolen information, and the company is continuing its probe into the hacker attack. He declined to give details on the investigation. Sony shut down the PlayStation network, a system that links gamers worldwide in live play, on April 20 after discovering the security breach. The network also allows users to upgrade and download games and other content. Sony was under heavy criticism o
The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011

The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011

Dec 31, 2011
The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011 2011 has been labeled the " Year of the Hack " or " Epic #Fail 2011 ". Hacking has become much easier over the years, which is why 2011 had a lot of hacking for good and for bad. Hackers are coming up with tools as well as finding new methods for hacking faster then companies can increase their security.  Every year there are always forward advancements in the tools and programs that can be used by the hackers. At the end of year 2011 we decided to give " The Hacker News Awards 2011 ". The Hacker News Awards will be an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements and failures of security researchers and the Hacking community. The THN Award is judged by a panel of respected security researchers and Editors at The Hacker News. Year 2011 came to an end following Operation Payback and Antisec, which targeted companies refusing to accept payments to WikiLeak's, such as, Visa and Amazon. Those attacks were carrie
Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram Accounts Hacked

Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram Accounts Hacked

Jan 28, 2015
The very popular Pop star Taylor Swift became the latest celebrity to have their social media accounts hacked on Tuesday. The 25-year-old " Shake It Off " singer, who has the fourth-most popular Twitter account with 51.4 million followers, appeared to be asking her millions of followers to follow @veriuser and @lizzard. Swift confirmed that her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked on Tuesday afternoon, and also that the rogue posts were quickly removed from the social media websites. " My Twitter got hacked but don't worry, Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until they can figure out how this happened and get me new passwords ," said a statement posted on Swift's personal Tumblr page. The accounts were taken for just 15 minutes, but when it belongs to Taylor Swift, that makes it a big hit. At the time, a Tweet went out from @TaylorSwift13 to her millions of fans, saying, " go follow my boy, @lizzard :) " Yes Li
Vevo Music Video Service Hacked — 3.12TB of Internal Data Leaked

Vevo Music Video Service Hacked — 3.12TB of Internal Data Leaked

Sep 16, 2017
OurMine is in headlines once again—this time for breaching the popular video streaming service Vevo . After hunting down social media accounts of HBO and defacing WikiLeaks website , the infamous self-proclaimed group of white hat hackers OurMine have hacked Vevo and leaked about 3.12 TB worth of internal files. Vevo is a joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Abu Dhabi Media, Warner Music Group, and Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. OurMine managed to get hold of Vevo's "sensitive" data including its internal office documents, videos and promotional materials after the hacking collective successfully hacked into the Vevo servers. The group then posted the stolen documents (approximately 3.12 terabytes) from Vevo on its website on late Thursday, though OurMine removed the stolen information from its website on Vevo's request. Although it's not clear what prompted OurMine to hack Vevo, the group noted on its
Popular PlayStation and Xbox Gaming Forums Hacked; 2.5 Million Users' Data Leaked

Popular PlayStation and Xbox Gaming Forums Hacked; 2.5 Million Users' Data Leaked

Feb 01, 2017
Do you own an account on one of the two hugely popular PlayStation and Xbox gaming forums? Your details may have been exposed, as it has been revealed that the two popular video gaming forums, "XBOX360 ISO" and "PSP ISO," has been hacked, exposing email addresses, account passwords and IP addresses of 2.5 Million gamers globally. The attackers hacked and breached both "XBOX360 ISO" and "PSP ISO" forums in September 2015, but the details of this massive hack just emerge, reports The Sun . Mostly gamers who look for free versions of popular games are members of these two gaming forums, which provide download links for gaming ISO files – digital copies of online video games lifted from physical game disks – to the owners of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's Playstation Portable. Visiting such forum websites and downloading games through the provided links often involve an illegal breach of copyright. So, if you are one of those ga
Sony PlayStation 3 hacked, PS3 jailbreak Fail0verflow method !

Sony PlayStation 3 hacked, PS3 jailbreak Fail0verflow method !

Jan 01, 2011
Sony PlayStation 3 hacked, PS3 jailbreak Fail0verflow method. Sony PlayStation 3 has successfully been hacked by a team of hackers named fail0verflow thanks to its poor public key cryptography. The hacker group demonstrated their hacking tricks at the Chaos Communication Conference 27C3 in 45 minutes. Hackers stated that they could crack PS3 through its feeble cryptographic implementation. The hacker team discovered several of Sony's security downfalls with its PS3 after their deep research on the system. They said that it was so easy to get into PS3's innards, if intruded through its weak public key cryptography. They worked with an aim to restore PS3's Linux capability. Sony has removed Linux capability of original PS3 and PS3 Slim. In their presentation, at the Chaos Communication Conference, the PS3 hacker team elaborately explained how they managed to hack the gaming device from Sony. They said they have been working through the device's several security levels that conta
Sony hacked again - 93,000 accounts compromised with brute-force attack

Sony hacked again - 93,000 accounts compromised with brute-force attack

Oct 12, 2011
Sony hacked again - 93,000 accounts compromised with brute-force attack Sony has warned users against a massive bruteforce attack against PlayStation and Sony network accounts. The attack – which used password and user ID combinations from an unidentified third-party source – succeeded in compromising 60,000 PlayStation Network and 33,000 Sony Online Entertainment network accounts. These accounts have been locked and passwords reset. The attack took place between October 7 and 10 and succeeded in matching valid sign-in IDs. According to a blog post by Philip Reitinger, Sony's Chief Information Security Officer, credit card details were not compromised. Both the motive for the latest attack against Sony network users and the identity of the perpetrator(s) remains unclear. Sony shut down its PlayStation Network in April in the aftermath of a far more damaging hack attack. The service wasn't restored until a month later. Personal information on 77 million account-holders wa
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