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Hackers Claim Responsibility for Breach

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June 3, 2011

The New York Times reports on a hacker group that has claimed it breached SonyPictures.com, accessing the personal information of approximately one million customers. The group, calling itself LulzSec, claimed the website was unencrypted and contained e-mail addresses, birth dates, addresses and passwords. In a statement released on Thursday, the group said it has accessed several databases and used SQL injection to infiltrate SonyPictures.com. A Sony spokesman said the company is "looking into these claims." The news of the breach comes on the same day that Sony representatives appeared before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on data security. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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