Japanese electronics giant Sony may have been hacked again.
A hacker group who identify themselves as Lulz Security has claimed that they have stolen more than one million passwords, emails and other information from Sonypictures.com. It is the same group that posted fake news stories on PBS.com over the weekend.
A Sony spokeswoman was not able to confirm or deny the hack, according to CNN.
If true, the hack would be a huge setback for Sony's corporate image as it has just barely fully restored its PlayStation Network today. The PSN hack and downtime has cost Sony an estimated $170 million the fiscal year ending March 31 2012.
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, they said on their Twitter feed @LulzSec.
Lulzsec also said it was very easy to get the information. The group mentioned it gained access to SonyPictures.com with a single SQL injection.
From a single injection, we accessed EVERYTHING, the hacking group said in the statement. Why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?
Lulz's statement also said Sony has stored more than 1 million user passwords in plain text, instead of encrypting them.