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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Sony Has Been Hacked 20 Times

Sony Has Been Hacked 20 Times

Sony Has Been Hacked 20 Times

Added: Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Two last months are undoubtedly the period of time Sony would rather forget. In fact, it appeared to be next to impossible to track how many times the corporation was hacked. However, it doesn’t mean all the efforts were only intended to show just how much the company got hacked.


There were a lot of detailed reports on the Sony security breaches, but each particular one was just the tip of the iceberg taking into account the millions of consumer accounts that were compromised, as well as the countless number of times the company’s official site was defaced.

Recently a condensed history of the hacking activities of Sony emerged online, revealing a list some of the compromises that occurred from April to June 2011. According to the report, in this period of time alone, there were 20 times when Sony had been compromised. However, even this list is also the tip of the iceberg, because the same report notes it didn’t count any DDoS attacks against the company as an incident.

Besides, the report also reveals so-called “legacy” Sony hacks, which date back as far as 1999. Those appear to be a bit more than site defaces, while demonstrating the security troubles one company has had over the years. The report even introduced a new term “Sownage”, meaning the ownage of Sony.

Along with all the facts, the report also showed just how difficult it was to keep track of the Sony breaches, admitting that the recent spate of attacks on Sony Corporation turned out to be more difficult to track than the entities involved in the Epsilon breach. Industry observers would confirm that this company’s data breaches were undoubtedly an eventful moment.

However, it will be fair to point out that the targeted company at least attempted to do some damage control by offering a “Welcome Back” program for the PSN outage to its PlayStation Network users. The offered program included free giveaways of Sony services. Aside from that, Sony created a new employee position to control the security. Nevertheless, while for some users this appeared to be enough, the others decided that the damage was already done and bid farewell to Sony.

Currently, for some people having Sony as a part of their lives, things seem to be returning to normal. Indeed, the last Sony security breach took place almost a month ago, when Sony Pictures France had 177,000 accounts compromised. Undoubtedly, no company would want to go through what Sony did, but the rest should take all necessary steps to prevent this.

July 14th,2011

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Date:  Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-07-15 03:06:47)
uax4it avatarok hack away just dont stop us from playing..Bang..Bang..Get Some

posted by (2011-07-16 00:58:55)
No avatarIf this was a less perfect world this would be a great way for a rival company to destroy the customer base of a rival especially with all these hacker attacks going on recently.

posted by (2011-07-16 01:37:24)
jibbajabba avatarWhat did Sony do to piss people off? I mean Microsoft are vulnerable to the same type of attacks yet they aren't being targeted.

posted by Blocked (2011-07-16 16:35:39)
4uckAuthority avatarjibbajabba...microsoft hasn't tried to go after GeoHot for jail breaking like sony is for jail breaking the PS3. people are pissed about it and hacking sony is how they're showing it lol

posted by (2011-07-17 14:46:05)
friskunr avatarthe people who hacked psn didnt do anything to sway me from having my ps3 or buying games or anything else like that i thought it sucked i couldnt buy more games from the ps store but whenever i tried and it was still down i got over it pretty quickly and in the time period it was down i never used my 360 and sold it to make room for some new ps3 titles

posted by (2011-07-17 21:57:36)
No avatarFor me, I don't really care whether Sony got hacked. It won't stop me from playing PS3. I have 3 Xbox 360 that have RROD. I was pissed off so I went to buy PS3 now I have 3 of them. Just because Geohot got stopped from Jailbraking PS3 doesn't give people the right to hacked on Sony. I think it's because PS3 offers free online gaming and expect everything free. Why not Microsoft get hacked is because they are American and Sony is from Japan. It's simple people of the world think it's OK to hate on Asians because they are on the rise.

posted by (2011-07-18 23:42:28)
No avatarpoor guys

posted by (2011-08-02 10:51:33)
samps avatarthis is surely one of the fukking shocking news for me, lmfao )

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