Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

Summary: A grey hat hacker known as idahc, has managed to compromise Sony Europe's Database of Application Store.

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A grey hat hacker known as idahc, has managed to compromise Sony Europe's Database of Application Store.

The SQL injection hack has revealed 120 credentials, including the username, password, mobile, office, email, and website of the affected users -- all in plain text. Last week, the same hacker has once again managed to compromise ca.eshop.sonyericsson.com, with the hacker claiming that he had the ability to extract credit cards data, but didn't do it since he doesn't perceive himself as a black hat.

Topics: Browser, Data Centers, Data Management, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Security, Software, Software Development

Dancho Danchev

About Dancho Danchev

Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, malware and cybercrime incident response.

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  • This is so cool

    All because Sony messed with Geohot, they've unleashed the wrath of so many hackers, albeit on a small scale.
    General C#
    • Is that the reason? No one has claimed that is the reason.

      @General C#
      Though people like Geohot should be taken to court if what they have done was illegal.

      We can not live in a world where threats of violence allows others to take that which is not theirs.

      :|
      Tim Cook
      • Actually, they have

        @Mister Spock
        Before the whole hack attack started, they said they were going to do it because of how Sony was manipulating the legal system to infringe on the rights of someone doing something COMPLETELY LEGAL. all frigid did was allow the PS3 to acces the underlying Linux kernel. That in and of itself not only isn't illegal, but doesn't allow those who do it to do anything illegal (such as pirating).
        45yoyos
      • RE: Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

        @45yoyos

        No, he also found and released the Master Bluray Encryption Key if I am not mistaken... A service to which I and many other Honeycomb users are grateful!
        slickjim
      • Thank You, 45yoyos

        @Mister Spock <br><br>As I had not realized that.

        :|
        Tim Cook
      • RE: Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

        @Mister Spock

        They basically gave users back a feature that was originally listed on the box for the PS3. They decided to pull support at some point later with mandatory firmware updates. It was total crap.

        The hackers aren't acting under anyone's orders or request. They're doing it because Sony screwed over many PS3 users. I knew a few people who were using them as web servers a few years ago.
        LiquidLearner
      • RE: Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

        @Mister Spock

        Sony is using economic violence against Geohot. He is just a young guy. He doesn't have the kind of money to defend himself against Sony in court despite the fact that he has not done anything illegal. Because Sony is using economic violence against Geohot, I think it is totally justifiable that hackers use economic and public relations violence against Sony in retaliation.

        However, you are correct about it not being proven that that is the reason they are attacking Sony. But if it is the reason then I'm all for it.
        josh92
      • RE: Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

        @Mister Spock Yes we can.
        Tommy S.
    • that't where using proprietary software leads to

      @General C#
      sony must renew its pledge to OSS and standards and APPLY them!
      Linux Geek
    • RE: Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

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      Amanda123456
  • RE: Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

    LOL... I just have one question, and it is this:
    Poll: How many times will Sony be hacked?
    Link: http://www.wepolls.com/r/547067

    I've got $20 that says they get hacked during E3! :D
    zadocpaet
    • Reaping what they sow

      @zadocpaet

      No bet. Sony's woes are just beginning. I bet they get hit again and have to take down the PSN during E3. :)
      wolf_z
  • RE: Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

    Good.
    james347
  • RE: Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

    Awesome
    MrElectrifyer
  • RE: Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

    the hackers are hurting the little guys .. sony has money to back themselves up but what about us little guys .. do we have any rights not to get hacked to death?
    jktz122
  • RE: Sony Europe hacked by Lebanese grey hat hacker

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    raineyng