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Sony's Thai and Japanese sites hacked

Sony's Thai and Japanese sites hacked

Sony has suffered fresh hacker attacks on its Thai and Japanese sites, according to reports.

Sony websites in Thailand and Japan have suffered further attacks from hackers, just as the company works to restore PSN services and win back customers put off by previous attacks.

The new attacks saw phishing scams added to a Sony website in Thailand, with links to a fake Italian credit card company site attempting to lure customers into revealing personal information.

Meanwhile, a seperate attack on Thursday saw Sony's Japanese ISP, So-Net Internet, admitting that hackers had infilitrated its systems and stolen ¥100,000 ($1,225/€875) worth of 'virtual points' from account holders, according to GI.biz.

'What we've done is stopped the So-Net points exchanges and told customers to change their passwords,' said So-Net in a statement.

'At this point in our investigations, we have not confirmed any data leakage. We have not found any sign of a possibility that a third party has obtained members' names, address, birth dates and phone numbers,' added the company.

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Centy-face 23rd May 2011, 10:42 Quote
Sony really seem to have pissed someone off.
liratheal 23rd May 2011, 10:52 Quote
They're dropping balls everywhere lately.
cjoyce1980 23rd May 2011, 11:00 Quote
I'm just wondering when somebodies head with role.....
WarrenJ 23rd May 2011, 11:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by cjoyce1980
I'm just wondering when somebodies head with role.....

Probably already happened.

They're got some serious clawing back to do to get customer confidence back.
Flibblebot 23rd May 2011, 11:07 Quote
I'm just waiting for the obligatory finger pointing towards Anonymous... :(
Fizzban 23rd May 2011, 11:13 Quote
You're joking..
tad2008 23rd May 2011, 12:40 Quote
If they managed to hack Sony's ISP too then perhaps it's an asia problem using all that old hardware from the 80's and norton internet security, lol
CrazyJoe 23rd May 2011, 13:04 Quote
What are
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custimers
?? :p
Ending Credits 23rd May 2011, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by tad2008
If they managed to hack Sony's ISP too then perhaps it's an asia problem using all that old hardware from the 80's and norton internet security, lol

You say that but I was talking with a guy from my fencing club who works at Symantec (who make Norton) and he aid he was working with Sony right now.

Apparently the PSN problem was just poor password policy.
SlowMotionSuicide 23rd May 2011, 14:52 Quote
Not funny.
MiT 23rd May 2011, 15:05 Quote
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virtual points

just make some more then.

it is bad though, make you think would cloud computing be secure enough? With all the details in one location (some server in the sky).
tad2008 23rd May 2011, 16:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ending Credits
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Originally Posted by tad2008
If they managed to hack Sony's ISP too then perhaps it's an asia problem using all that old hardware from the 80's and norton internet security, lol

You say that but I was talking with a guy from my fencing club who works at Symantec (who make Norton) and he aid he was working with Sony right now.

Apparently the PSN problem was just poor password policy.

Originally the problem does seem to have been caused because of poor password policy, though this could have been easily rectified and they could have updated their code to add encryption and then forced a reset on everyones passwords. With the ISP servers being hacked too, surely this points to other security weaknesses too?
AcidJiles 23rd May 2011, 18:24 Quote
lol will it never end.
enciem 23rd May 2011, 22:20 Quote
I don't know how good the investigator is but...the guy with all the points did it!!!
faugusztin 25th May 2011, 17:12 Quote
In other news - Canada and Japan too :
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20065816-245.html

Seriously, shut down the whole crap and reinstall everything. Will take about a month, but maybe they will get it right this time.
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