The same group that claimed credit for posting that phony PBS news report about Tupac Shakur being found alive in New Zealand now says it hacked into Sony Pictures and stole "1,000,000+ unencrypted users, unencrypted admin accounts, government and military passwords," according to one of its tweets. We haven't yet seen an explanation of what the precise path from Sony to military passwords would be. In a pastebin screed, LulzSec elaborated on what information it took:
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".
Links on the group's Web site to torrents on Mediafire lead to the purportedly hacked information, which International Business Times says takes up 4.66 megabytes when unzipped. If the group's claim is true, it will be a real blow to Sony, which just today announced that its Playstation Network and Qriocity music and movie service had been fully restored after a 44-day hacking ordeal.
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