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Shocker: Sony hacked again, over a million accounts compromised

By Matthew
Jun 2, 2011
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  1. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,243   +79

    If you see a car parked somewhere with the keys on the door and you just take it, whose fault it is it was stolen? The dumbarse who left the keys on the car door, the dude who just took it, both?

    By law its the dude who just took it since the car didnt belong to him but... on the other hand only a dumbarse would leave the keys there for someone to just go and take it and then report it stolen, wouldnt it?
     
  2. UnknownSky

    UnknownSky TS Rookie Posts: 41

    I just want to comment, didn't feel like reading all of 'em but here it goes,

    If you hack,

    Do it to break into the system and prove that you can. They will know that you did. Hell send them an email with all the user information and what not. But posting it onto a torrent site and what not? Seriously? LulzSec you are a disgrace as true hackers. DO NOT post sensitive information like that ANYWHERE. Now you have the law unfortunately that's going to toss you into jail and have you give crying blowjobs to Mister Bubba. :D

    In the end,
    Nuff Said. Good? Good.

    Break it to break it.
     
  3. @kibaruk: The insurance company would say it was your fault for leaving your keys on the roof... needless to say you wouldn't be covered.
     
  4. Good to see everyone hating sony. About time that dirty company got what's been coming for so long.
     
  5. lol when it rains it pours. People been saying forever sony screws people over they had it coming. . Well so does the government, and countless other companies. Hackers need to grow a pair and hack someone of a challenge, sony is to easy.
     
  6. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    in fact it shows that SONY aren't being careful enough & thought it was a targeted attacks against the PS division, but it's an attack against the whole company.

    cheers!
     
  7. ...maybe they're thinking "any publicity is good publicity"? :x
     
  8. catburst

    catburst TS Rookie

    can someone tell me how sony screwed more ppl than any other company like microsoft? or any other big names? why them?
     
  9. I don't think entering the LulzSec site is 100% secure.
     
  10. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I agree with your last sentence especially - Its frankly unacceptable to keep information regarding customers of a private, or sell-able nature, unencrypted.

    If you hold such information, you should expect the worse case scenario, and therefore be prepared for it. It really makes you wonder if Sony has learnt anything from the previous hacks that left their whole system wide-open.

    If a company stores our information, it should be encrypted, end of story.
     
  11. >>If you see a car parked somewhere with the keys on the door and you just take it, whose fault it is it was stolen? The dumbarse who left the keys on the car door, the dude who just took it, both?

    I'm sick of arguments like this. That and the 'breaking into a house' thing.

    It's more like this:
    You are having dinner with your husband/wife at a fancy hotel. You let the valet park your sports car for you, with the reasonable understanding that they will take care of it for you. Instead, they park it in the street, unlocked and with the keys in the ignition. All because they were too busy that night.

    -OR-

    You leave important documents in a safety deposit box at a reputable bank. Except they routinely left the safe unlocked, the codes written on a post-it note below the keypad and their security cameras were faulty. You would be much more forgiving if they had a full-scale robbery, with people shot and the safe broken into by force.

    If it's your information and your valuables, then the extent to which you secure the car/house/whatever is up to you. If it someone else's information and valuables then do your darndest.

    That said, I don't condone the actions of the hackers. But if a company is going to ask for and keep your personal information, they should be required by law to look after it properly. That said, you can't defend against every contingency. But seriously, SQL injection??
     
     
  12. Sony,Sony... have you not grasped the principle of:
    The bigger you are... the harder you'll fall!
    My guess is you will keep falling... for quite a while yet!!
     
  13. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,498   +306

    Best Sony related Quote I have ever had the pleasure of reading!
     
  14. Muggs

    Muggs TS Rookie Posts: 56

    The main issue is that unless you are a geek and follow tech sites this hacking info is not being heard about on anything considered mainstream media. So it is all for naught.
     
  15. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 195

  16. @Catburst: just google OtherOS.


    WTF, Sony! What kind of messed up company solicits your personal information and leaves it completely vulnerable to an SQL injection? Are you for real??? So angry. God I hate you, Sony.

    And is there even really a question as to whose fault this is? What is with you people? Let me tell you, if a bank uses bubble gum to secure the money I deposited there, I WILL NOT BE BLAMING THE BURGLAR WHEN IT GETS ROBBED.
     
  17. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,243   +79

    @M****: I hope the people whose accounts were given online think the same way you do.

    BTW I doubt it. This undoubtetly hits Sony hard after what happened with such security risks one after another.
     
  18. Using your argument in front of a judge will still result in the thief going to jail. The valet may end up with egg on their face and may lose some business but little would happen to them. While if I was a victim in your statement, I would be upset with the valet, but I would be really pissed at the thief.

    In the end just because someone comes across a car on the street with the keys in the ignition and the motor running and windows down, does not excuse the theif from taking "WHAT IS NOT HIS/HERS".

    Lets take your example a step further. Lets say you left you checkbook on the car seat when the valet parked it. Now instead of the theif stealing the car they take the checkbook and because they thought it was funny and a great way to teach the owner a lesson, posted blank checks all over town for anyone to come by and pick up and use. A few people go out and get fake ID's and cash checks all over the state. Ruining the owners credit, draining their bank account and causing al manor of hardship to you and your family.

    Why does a person or group decide they are the ones to pass judgement on others and are more than willing to commit crimes to deliver this judgement....how is this justice?

    All you hacker supporters seem to think that they are doing a service to the great unwashed masses. They are not! They are little more than vandles at best and identity thieves at worst.

    What I feel is honestly sad in this is a hacker use to be a person/group that would find security holes and expose them, SO THEY WOULD GET IT FIXED.
     
  19. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,243   +79

    That my friend Guest, is why companies pay big bucks to security analysts for (Except Sony for what we can see lately).
     
  20. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Hard to believe that Sony has been caught with their pants down yet again. Protecting customer confidential information is clearly not as important to them as protecting their precious intellectual property.
     
  21. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

    Wow...This is just one giant facepalm from Sony.

    I'm still not embarrassed to own a PS3 though.
     
  22. felixandy101

    felixandy101 TS Rookie

    sony tried condemning the hackers and the freewill of pirates! now they suffer.... true that the end user suffers. but this is not because of hackers.....its because of Sony....
     
  23. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    SQL injection LOL
    that means that anyone with a basic knowledge of programming could hack sony.
     
  24. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 280

    They could've at least hashed the passwords before uploading everything.
     
  25. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Its put me off owning one as a "blueray" for the home entertainment centre though! :haha:
     


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