Sony Shamed With Pictures Hack: 37,500 Compromised

Poor Sony, not only are they just getting over the latest PSN outage with services starting to become fully resumed, but last week they were targeted yet again with their Pictures website. It seems the hackers responsible for this are that of “Lulz Security,” a group that have already hit Sony and Nintendo although for the latter, no personal information was compromised.

Sony’s recent hack could cost them dearly in terms of customers’ thoughts and feelings, even though just yesterday we brought you news about a new PS Vita announced at the gaming E3 event.

According to Cnet, Lulzsec as they are known, managed to access over one million accounts, with confirmation today of some 37,500 user accounts being compromised, claiming information to slip such as customers’ accounts names and passwords, email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers, dates of birth and so on.

The only positive thing to come out of this if you can call it that, will be that credit card details have not been tampered with, as Sony have stated that these are not kept on the website’s servers.

Sony’s official statement reads, “We are continuing to investigate the details of this cyberattack; however, we believe that one or more unauthorized persons may have obtained some or all of the following information that you may have provided to us in connection with certain promotions or sweepstakes: name, address, email address, telephone number, gender, date of birth, and website password and user.”

Do you think that the increase in hackers infiltrating the big players could push them into increasing security? Let us know.