updated 03:50 pm EDT, Tue May 24, 2011
Sony Music Japan joins other Sony hacks
Sony faced the latest in a string of hacks on Tuesday after a second breach. A new hack against Sony Music Japan has used two SQL database injection attacks to get access to the site's contents. Lulz Security, a 'gray' hacking group playing on the 4chan meme, didn't crack servers hosting valuable information and said they had just done it to "embarrass Sony some more."
"Can this be hack number 8?" they asked. "7 and a half?!"
It wasn't clear just how deep the access got and whether they could have loaded hostile code if they'd liked. The group did, however, create a separate copy of the database structure to prove it had gotten inside.
The more recent website hacks and discovered exploits aren't necessarily specific to Sony but have often been used to 'punish' Sony for trying to shut down jailbreakers under the guises of preventing hacks while simultaneously having only light protection that left it open to the PSN breach. Sony's discovery of vulnerabilities left it down for over three weeks while it retooled its system to guard against any future hacking attempts.