Hackers have broken into Sony’s network and stolen one million users’ personal data, it has been reported.
LulzSec, a small team of hackers, claimed responsibility for the intrusion into SonyPictures.com.
In a statement released on their website, they said, “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.”
The group claimed the hack was highlighting the lack of security on Sony’s servers.
"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?" LulzSec said.
Sony has said it is investigating the claims.
We’ll update the story when we know more.