Hackers Hit Sony Again

LulzSec claims new cyberattack
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2011 9:25 AM CDT
Hackers Lulz Security or LulzSec Hit Sony Again
In this Jan. 13, 2009 file photo, people walk outside Sony Corp.'s headquarters in Tokyo.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

(Newser) – According to hacker group Lulz Security or LulzSec, the current score is "hackers 16, Sony 0." That's what the group posted yesterday after claiming to have staged the 16th recent cyberattack on the electronics company. LulzSec posted a file containing Sony Computer Entertainment Developer Network source code, as well as a link to what it claims are internal network maps of Sony BMG, AFP reports. Sony has been a target ever since suing a software programmer whose program allowed customers to alter PlayStation consoles, the Wall Street Journal notes.

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SonyPictures.com, Sony Online Entertainment, Sony Ericsson, its PlayStation Network and Qriocity music streaming service, and a number of its foreign websites have also been hacker targets in recent weeks in one of the largest data breaches ever, although not all of those attacks originated with LulzSec. LulzSec also recently claimed to have breached PBS, an FBI partner, and Nintendo. (Read more hacker stories.)

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