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A Million Accounts Compromised as Sony Pictures is Hacked

This hasn’t been a great year for Sony. They are scrambling to get their Qriocity service and PlayStation network back online, and now they are dealing with another breach of security. This time a hacker has launched an attack against numerous websites, all linked to Sony Pictures.

A group known as “LulzSec” was the culprit, after they recently hit the homepage of PBS. They announced their hacking of and their hijacking of over a million individual accounts on the site. Also uncovered were nearly 4 million coupons and 75,000 music library codes.

The announcement was made by LulzSec via Twitter and their own website, and indicated it as being part of a campaign they call Sownage. They stated that they were without the resources to reproduce all of the data, but they were able to hijack databases that contained thousands of accounts.