Report: Sony (Mobile) Hacked

Report: Sony (Mobile) Hacked

Over the labour Day weekend, some hackers were apparently hard at work. Hacktivist group NullCew announced that it has made its way into Sony Mobile’s servers, reports ZDNet.

A Pastebin dump shows a list of several hundred usernames from the website as proof of the infiltration. The Pastebin dump has the following message:

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.

Last month, Anonymous claimed it broke into the PlayStation Network and had a 50 gigabyte database of email accounts and their passwords. This was later revealed to be a hoax.

Kotaku is following up with Sony and will update this post should the company comment.

NullCrew pillages Sony servers? [ZDNet]


  • “441 usernames with additional email addresses, 24 usernames with hashed passwords, and 3 admin data sets are part of the data dump.”

    Yeah stick to the man, when you can’t get 50gb of data get the next best thing….460 usernames with hashed passwords.

    Awesome group.

  • Did….did they do something wrong?

    I mean, they announced a bunch of games. Do these guys hate Sony first party games or something?

  • These hackers sure do hate Sony.

    Whatever could the be so butthurt about that they need to insist on doing whatever they can to Sony.

    Get over it hackers. Sony is a business not a charity! They cannot give you everything you want for free or allow you to install other OS on your console. They’re not doing to bad though with free PSN and the like. Also haven’t done much wrong lately besides being hackable. Which everyone is. If they wanted to Anon could tear Kotaku to shreds even…

    • So true man.
      People don’t seem to realise the power of some hackers but in the same sense some “hackers” seem to think they have more power then what they actually have.
      Getting usernames and hashed out passwords in normal mans terms is equal to a todler scribbling on a piece of paper and making it out to be artwork. That information in the hands of a Chinese super computer that’s built for cracking passwords could be dangerous.

      And like you said – if hackers/ddos attackers wanted to they could shut this site down in an instant, My mate had a case of a minecraft server hosted through a “professional hosted company” got into an online fight with another server host and he ended up shutting the entire companies website down and flooded all their servers which in term ruined the servers datafiles and they had to deny my mate from hosting his server with that company ever again.

  • 441 username with just like 24 password…. o ya that are so BAD BOY lmao really? dose some even care of 24 password and username of 441 account that they dont have password for?

  • i guess the problem is not what you see in terms of published/announced hacks but what goes on in the murky world of black hats.

    publishing that a corporate server is exposed and giving some evidence to that fact isn’t in my view what we should be arguing about. The fact of the matter is that our private information is exposed to some really bad people and no one seems to care to force the corporates to do better with our data.

    There are laws about the use of our data, in terms of privacy, but there are no laws detailing minimum levels of security. I know it doesn’t work for this particular story but for example all CC & DoBs, passwords, secret phrases etc should all be encrypted to say AES 256k or equiv.

    The projects that I’ve been part that store extremely private data are never planned with any thought to security and its a shame because one of those systems was hit just the other month by Anonymous. The problem is that someone could have been in there taking data with impunity and no one would have known until Anonymous published that the server was wide open.

    Yes the corporate are targets but just like physical security they need to take more care.

  • It’s ok, hackers also have almost 12000000 iDevice UDIDs and various bits of personal information (Gathered from when apps were transmitting personal data along with the UDID before Apple cracked down on it) so it’s not just Sony mobile users. I guess Sony’s just easier to rag on.

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