June 14, 2021
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first_imgThe PSN and SOE hacks may be fixed, and those services on the way back to normality, but hackers are continuing to target Sony servers around the world.The latest attack has seen the Sony Ericsson Canada Eshop server fall, and with it hackers managed to retrieve the personal details of 2,000 accounts. The information taken includes names, email addresses, passwords, and phone numbers. Luckily, the passwords were encrypted making them of little use.As with PSN, Sony has seen no indication that credit card details were accessed during the hack. It also helps that this server was not connected to Sony Ericsson’s main network meaning the information gathered by the hackers was always going to be limited.Other Sony sites falling to hackers recently include the Sony Music site in Greece (8,500 user account details taken), Sony’s Thailand website which was found to contain a phishing website, and Sony’s Indonesia website. It seems an SQL injection was used in each case.The hack has been claimed by the Lebanese hacking group Idahca. They claim to have uploaded the user information to both Facebook and Twitter and also say that credit card details could have been taken, but they chose not to touch them.via BBC News and thestar.comMatthew’s OpinionThis persistent targeting of Sony’s online operations is viewed as a way of showing how weak the company’s security is. But if you look at the flip side of all this Sony is actually getting a very good audit of its operations.Most of the vulnerabilities being found are being used, so Sony knows where they have occurred and can fix them. By the time this assault is over Sony will have much more secure servers around the world. The damage to their reputation has already been done, so they might as well let the hackers carry on without saying anything. At this point they are doing Sony a very big favor for the future.last_img read more