On June 3, 2011, LulzSec made the headlines with the release of over a million accounts from Sony Pictures making it one of the biggest hacks of the year. LulzSec successfully accessed the entire database containing the accounts with a single SQL injection. Worst, all the passwords were stored in cleartext in the database! LulzSec announced the release in a Twitter post at https://twitter.com/#!/LulzSec/status/76379897790070784. The table below is the partial list of these accounts. Passwords have been completely masked to protect the users from further attacks.
LulzSec posted the following statement for the release:
Greetings folks. We're LulzSec, and welcome to Sownage. Enclosed you will find various collections of data stolen from internal Sony networks and websites, all of which we accessed easily and without the need for outside support or money.
We recently broke into SonyPictures.com and compromised over 1,000,000 users' personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts. Among other things, we also compromised all admin details of Sony Pictures (including passwords) along with 75,000 "music codes" and 3.5 million "music coupons".
Due to a lack of resource on our part (The Lulz Boat needs additional funding!) we were unable to fully copy all of this information, however we have samples for you in our files to prove its authenticity. In theory we could have taken every last bit of information, but it would have taken several more weeks.
Our goal here is not to come across as master hackers, hence what we're about to reveal: SonyPictures.com was owned by a very simple SQL injection, one of the most primitive and common vulnerabilities, as we should all know by now. From a single injection, we accessed EVERYTHING. Why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?
What's worse is that every bit of data we took wasn't encrypted. Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, which means it's just a matter of taking it. This is disgraceful and insecure: they were asking for it.
This is an embarrassment to Sony; the SQLi link is provided in our file contents, and we invite anyone with the balls to check for themselves that what we say is true. You may even want to plunder those 3.5 million coupons while you can.
Included in our collection are databases from Sony BMG Belgium & Netherlands. These also contain varied assortments of Sony user and staffer information.
Follow our sexy asses on twitter to hear about our upcoming website. Ciao! ^_^
What should you do?
Use the search box below to find out if your email is in the list. If yes, you are advised to change your password immediately if it is still in use elsewhere. For your privacy, do not enter your complete email in the search box. Try using the first part of your email instead, e.g. example instead of email@example.com.
If you wish to have your entry removed from the list below, please send an empty email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject "sony removal request". The removal is done automatically within 24 hours if you use the same email as the one appeared in the list. This page may be cached for up to 24 hours.