Monday, May 23, 2011

Once your systems are hacked it’s like blood in the water to other hackers.
Sony BMG Greece hacked
May 23, 2011 by admin
Add to that scorecard. John Leyden reports:
Sony BMG Greece has became the latest property of the entertainment giant to be hacked. The miscreants attacked over the weekend.
Hackers News Network uploaded sample extracts from a database of users’ names and email addresses onto pastebin after hackers who broke into sent them a dump from their hack, as explained here. The data as uploaded omits telephone numbers and password hashes that the unidentified hackers claimed to have swiped from the site.
Read more in The Register.

(Related) Mother Nature hates Sony too
Sony Swings to Big Loss After Natural Disasters
The March 11 earthquake and tsunami probably pushed Sony to a $3.2 billion loss in the just-ended fiscal year, the electronics and entertainment giant warned Monday, the latest Japanese manufacturer to report a huge economic hit from the disaster.
The annual loss would be Sony’s biggest in 16 years, a major setback to chief executive Howard Stringer’s drive to turn around the once-legendary maker of PlayStation video game consoles, Bravia flat-panel TVs and Vaio laptops.
Sony suffered damage at nine plants in northeastern Japan in the quake and tsunami, which also disrupted supply chains and put a damper on domestic consumption.

(Related) Hackers are just a drop in the bucket.
PlayStation Network Hack Will Cost Sony $170M

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