Sony BMG Greece has become the latest Sony website to suffer a security breach as hackers scour the company’s web presence for more vulnerabilities.
According to the Naked Security blog, which cites Hacker News as the source of its story, an anonymous poster has uploaded a user database to pastebin.com, along with names and email addresses of people registered to SonyMusic.gr.
Chester Wisneiwski at Naked Security says it appears the hacker used an automated SQL injection tool
to essentially cast a net over Sony’s websites to see if it could find any flaws. It appears that when it hit SonyMusic.gr, it found one.
“As long as it is popular within the hacker community to expose Sony’s flaws, we are likely to continue seeing successful attacks against them,” Wisneiwski says, though he adds, that while it’s cruel to kick someone down while they’re down, when this is all over “Sony may end up being one of the most secure web assets on the net.”
The TechHerald points out that Sony has suffered seven security incidents in two months, including an original mass DDoS (distributed denial of service) by Anonymous last month and the devastating breach that compromised the data of more than 100 million account holders of the PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment.
Sony is also due to reveal its annual profits on Thursday and it could prove disappointing for investors. At the time of writing, the company was preparing to give a press conference in which it would announce a revision to its annual profits forecast, and according to the Financial Times, companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange are required to inform investors if they believe they will miss earnings targets by 30% or more.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect it to report operating profits of 197 billion yen ($2.4 billion).
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