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Sony Pictures hacked and Database Leaked by LulzSec

Sony Pictures hacked and Database Leaked by LulzSec

June 02, 2011Mohit Kumar
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
Sony PlayStation Social Media Accounts Hacked; Claims PSN Database Breach

Sony PlayStation Social Media Accounts Hacked; Claims PSN Database Breach

August 21, 2017Wang Wei
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
Sony PlayStation Network hacked again, user passwords compromised !

Sony PlayStation Network hacked again, user passwords compromised !

May 18, 2011Mohit Kumar
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
The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011

The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011

December 31, 2011Mohit Kumar
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
Sony PlayStation 3 hacked, PS3 jailbreak Fail0verflow method !

Sony PlayStation 3 hacked, PS3 jailbreak Fail0verflow method !

January 01, 2011Mohit Kumar
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
PlayStation 4 Hacked to Run Linux

PlayStation 4 Hacked to Run Linux

January 01, 2016Swati Khandelwal
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 Pictures HACKED; Studio-Staff Computers Seized by Hackers

Sony Pictures HACKED; Studio-Staff Computers Seized by Hackers

November 25, 2014Swati Khandelwal
It's a bad day for Sony yesterday!! Sony appears to be hacked once again by hackers, but this time not its PlayStation , instead its Sony Pictures Entertainment – the company's motion picture, television production and distribution unit. According to multiple reports, the corporate computers of Sony Picture employees in New York and around the world were infiltrated by a hacker, displaying a weird skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message that reads: "Hacked By #GOP Warning: We've already warned you, and this is just a beginning. We continue till our request be met. We've obtained all your internal data, including your secrets and top secrets. If you don't obey us, we'll release data shown below to the world. Determine what will you do till November the 24th, 11:00 PM (GMT)." News broke after a user, who claimed to be a former Sony staff, posted allegations of the security breach with the defacement image on Reddit . Hack
Anonymous takes down Sony Pictures US and UK sites !

Anonymous takes down Sony Pictures US and UK sites !

April 02, 2011Mohit Kumar
Anonymous successfully taken down https://www.sonypictures.com/ and https://www.sonypictures.co.uk The Sony PS3 console was "hacked" or more appropriately, jail broken, by iPhone hacker, Geohot. Anonymous managed to reverse engineer his own PlayStation 3 to run home brew applications on it.And then later released the method to the public, through his site, geohot.com Sony hit Anonymous with a lawsuit and demanded social media sites, including YouTube to hand over IP addresses of people who visited Geohot's social pages/videos.Pay pal have granted access to Sony for them to view Geohot's Pay Pal account. The judge of the case has given permission to Sony to view the IP addresses of everyone who visited geohot.com Sony are also after another group of hackers for the same case. The PS3 hack which GeoHot released can be compared to the "unlocking" of a phone. i.e. Once you purchase the phone, it's yours, you can do whatever it is you want with it. L
Sony Pictures Hack — 5 Things You Need To Know

Sony Pictures Hack — 5 Things You Need To Know

December 02, 2014Swati Khandelwal
What a horrible start the holiday season in U.S. Over Thanksgiving weekend, Sony Pictures Entertainment suffered a massive data breach as "Guardians of Peace" hacked-into Sony Pictures' computer system that brought the studio's network to a screeching halt. Following the hack, hackers leaked five unreleased Sony movies to Torrent file-sharing website during Black Friday. It's still not clear whether both the incident back to back with Sony Pictures belongs to same group of hackers or not, but here's what you need to know about the breach: 1. FBI MALWARE WARNING AFTER SONY PICTURES HACK The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned businesses that cyber criminals have used malicious software to launch destructive cyber-attacks in the United States, following the last week's massive data breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment, in which four unreleased films were stolen and pirate-shared. In a five-page confidential 'flash'
Sony 3rd massive leak - 100 million users personal info hacked in Japan !

Sony 3rd massive leak - 100 million users personal info hacked in Japan !

May 10, 2011Mohit Kumar
Sony 3rd massive leak - 100 million user's personal info hacked in Japan ! Personal information on a total of 100 million people has possibly been hacked and leaked from online game and other Internet services provided by the Sony Group worldwide, sparking fears that it could develop into the worst information leakage case ever. Sony has been under fire for being slow to announce the incident. It is essential for the electronics and entertainment giant to clarify the whole picture of the damage as quickly as possible and gather itself together to follow up the case in order to recover consumers' confidence. According to the revelation, personal information including the names, IDs and passwords of about 77 million people in some 60 countries -- mainly in North America -- was hacked and leaked from Sony's Internet services that provide game software for PlayStation 3 and other game consoles and distribute movies and music for TV viewers. Furthermore, private inform
New XSS Vulnerability found on Sony PlayStation by c7-elixir - The C7 Crew

New XSS Vulnerability found on Sony PlayStation by c7-elixir - The C7 Crew

June 22, 2011Mohit Kumar
New XSS Vulnerability found on Sony PlayStation by c7-elixir - The C7 Crew YES ! Sony is still Vulnerable to various bugs like XSS. Today a hacker  c7-elixir from The C7 Crew has expose new XSS attack on Sony PlayStation's Website as shown. Sony got hacked 20 times in last two months by number of hackers from all over world. One more REQUEST to Sony : FIX IT BOSS ! Vulnerable Link 
Honda hacked - 283,000 car owners personal data Leaked !

Honda hacked - 283,000 car owners personal data Leaked !

May 27, 2011Mohit Kumar
While Tokyo-based Sony Corp. battles massive data security breaches, Japanese carmaker Honda is confronting its own online challenge — the theft of personal information from 283,000 Honda and Acura customers in Canada. Jerry Chenkin, executive vice-president and chief compliance officer at Honda Canada Inc., confirmed Thursday that names, addresses and vehicle identification numbers were taken from the company's e-commerce websites myHonda and myAcura, with suspicious activity on the site first detected in late February. In a letter to affected vehicle owners dated May 13 and obtained by the Star, Honda Canada said it was alerted by unusual volume on the sites, including "some unauthorized attempts to access account information." The letter said financial information was not compromised. Honda, which does not sell customer data to third parties, is investigating the incident, which has been reported to police. Perpetrators have not been identified and no group has claimed res
Sony hacked again - 93,000 accounts compromised with brute-force attack

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

October 12, 2011Mohit Kumar
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
Sony PlayStation 3 hacked with custom firmware

Sony PlayStation 3 hacked with custom firmware

October 23, 2012Mohit Kumar
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 10, 2011Mohit Kumar
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
Its Fail 2011 - Year of Hacks !

Its Fail 2011 - Year of Hacks !

September 16, 2011Mohit Kumar
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
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