Hackers broke into Sony‘s computer networks and accessed the information of over a million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant’s systems in the latest security breach to undermine confidence in the company. LulzSec, a group that claims attacks on US PBS television and Fox.com, said it broke into servers that run Sony Pictures Entertainment websites. It published the names, birth dates, addresses, emails, phone numbers and passwords of thousands of people who had entered contests promoted by Sony.
The security breach is the latest attack against high-profile firms, including defence contractor Lockheed Martin and Google Inc. LulzSec’s claims came as Sony executives were trying to reassure US authorities at a hearing on data security in Washington about their efforts to safeguard the company’s computer networks, which suffered the biggest security breach in history in April. Sony said it was investigating the breach claimed by LulzSec and declined to elaborate. Sony shares in Tokyo fell 0.3 per cent today, in line with the broader market. View the full article by clicking here and for a free insurance quote check out our homepage at http://www.kimberleyvassal.com
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