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Sony Suffers Another Attack

Sony has suffered numerous data thefts in the past two months.Electronics and entertainment giant Sony continues to reel from the massive security lapse this past April. The International Business Times reports that the company’s hacking troubles have far from ended, as a new group claims to have breached the updated security protocols.

Lulzsec, a group that hacked the PBS website in response to a report on WikiLeaks, announced through Twitter it had breached security in Sony Pictures, Sony Music Belgium and Sony Music Netherlands. The group posted sample images of the stolen data, but claim to have details from as many as 1 million accounts. The post expressed surprise that the information was so easy to access, requiring only a fairly basic attack.

“What’s worse is that every bit of data we took wasn’t encrypted,” the group decried in its post. “Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, which means it’s just a matter of taking it. This is disgraceful and insecure: they were asking for it.”

Sony has previously suggested it believes the recent successful breaches have marked the company as an easy target for hackers, but has regularly insisted its security meets industry standards. One expert suggested to CNET that this might be true, but should raise a call for stricter industry standards.

Since March, before the attacks started, Sony‘s stocks have lost nearly 30 percent of their value.

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