Hacktivist group NullCew have claimed it has seized control of eight of Sony's servers due to lax security measures.
Through a message sent from the group's official Twitter account, the group claim that they have gained control of eight of Sony's servers, apparently related to the website Sonymobile.com.
A short message sent with a dumped file on Pastebin read:
"Sony, we are dearly dissapointed in your security. This is just one of eight sony servers that we hve control of. Maybe, just maybe considering IP addresses are avaliable. Maybe, just maybe it's the fact that not even your customers can trust you. Or maybe, just maybe the fact that you can not do anything correct technologically."
The release shows a list of usernames and passwords, which apparently were taken from one of the 'hijacked' servers as proof of the security breach. 441 usernames with additional email addresses, 24 usernames with hashed passwords, and 3 admin data sets are part of the data dump. According to the group, the attack was made possible through weak security credentials.
In addition, NullCrew stated on its Twitter feed that it has broken into a Cambodian airliner and military website -- now a target due to the arrest of The Pirate Bay's co-founder in Cambodia. As part of "operation The Pirate Bay (#OpTPB)" the group have taken Cambodian payment transactions, plane component prices, and usernames. NullCrew state that "The founder of The Pirate Bay was arrested in Cambodia, so Cambodia is now a target."
This is not the first time Sony has borne the brunt of cyber attacks. Last week, a second alleged member of the LulzSec hacking group was arrested on charges over Sony's computer breach last year, which resulted in the theft of over a million user accounts on the Playstation network, and the closure of the service for over a month.
We have reached out to Sony and will update if we hear back.