Sony gets hacked… again.

Sony has managed it again. Remember this?

Now this:

We recently broke into SonyPictures.com and 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. Among other things, we also compromised all admin details of Sony Pictures (including passwords) along with 75,000 “music codes” and 3.5 million “music coupons”.

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What’s worse is that every bit of data we took wasn’t encrypted. Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, which means it’s just a matter of taking it. This is disgraceful and insecure: they were asking for it.

Really, Sony? Having unbreachable security is a matter of expertise. But saving passwords and other sensitive data in plain text, without any encryption? The last time this happened, a little over a month ago, I was a little defensive towards Sony: after all, website hacks can and do occur sometimes.

But now I take that back. Sony IT is plain stupid.

Link via Lessien.

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