Sony Pictures hacked; 1,000,000 passwords claimed stolen

“We’ve just received numerous tips that Lulz Security has broken into, where it claims to have stolen the personal information of over 1,000,000 users — all stored (disgracefully) in plain text format,” Zachary Lutz reports for Engadget.

“A portion of the group’s exploit is posted online in a RAR file, which contains over 50,000 email / password combos of unfortunate users,” Lutz reports. “In addition to user information, the group has blurted out over 20,000 Sony music coupons, and the admin database (including email addresses and passwords) for BMG Belgium employees.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Who’s worse at security, Sony or Microsoft?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]

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