Sony has been targeted yet again, this time by a group of hackers who said today that they broke into several Sony websites and compromised the personal data of more Sony customers.
The group, calls itself "Lulzsec," and it had also posted fake news stories on PBS.com over the weekend.
In a message on Twitter, the group said: "1,000,000+ unencrypted users, unencrypted admin accounts, government and military passwords saved in plaintext. #PSN mpromised. @Sony."
The group posted a longer statement on Pastebin.com website explaining the action: "Greetings folks. We're LulzSec, and welcome to Sownage. Enclosed you will find various collections of data stolen from internal Sony networks and websites, all of which we accessed easily and without the need for outside support or money.
"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"."