Sony Hack The Next Goal of PBS Hackers LulzSec
LulzSec says that it is “the beginning of the end” for Sony. The hacker group has officially made Sony their number one priority after their successful and highly publicized attack of PBS earlier this week.
In response to the PBS documentary “WikiSecrets,” LulzSec launched an attack that involved the leaking of PBS press passwords on pastebin and the posting of a fake news story to their site. The story involved murdered rapper Tupac and the confirmation of a long-held rumor that he is still alive and well in New Zealand.
The Frontline documentary “WikiSecrets” detailed the leak of U.S. diplomatic cables on the site Wikileaks. LulzSec said that they felt the episode painted a negative picture of Wikileaks and Bradley Manning in particular. Manning is the U.S. soldier who allegedly leaked the documents to the site. He’s been in detention for a year. LulzSec said, “We hope our hacking gave Bradley Manning a smile.”
It looks like LulzSec’s main focus is now shifting to Sony, as this tweet from Sunday details. They are calling it #Sownage, and this announcement on Twitter hinted at the PBS hack:
#Sownage (Sony + Ownage) Phase 1 will begin within the next day. We may have a pre-game show for you folks though. Stay tuned.
They continued to tweet about the planned attack, post PBS hack:
#Sownage tomorrow. We hope. We decided to obliterate @PBS instead out of distraction. *heads off to the Lulz Cabin*Oh yes, that’s right…
Then this tweet came yesterday:
Hey @Sony, you know we’re making off with a bunch of your internal stuff right now and you haven’t even noticed? Slow and steady, guys.
It looks to be an ongoing hack, as LulzSec taunted Sony fans:
Keep on crying, Sony fanboys. Your tears create the sea and your whining creates the wind that we so gracefully use to traverse onward.
Ever since the PlayStation Network was hacked in April and shut down for nearly a month, people have speculated as to who the attackers were. Although Sony hinted that Anonymous was behind the attacks, the group denied official involvement. Some still believe that although Anonymous didn’t officially organize the PSN hack, rogue members of the group may have orchestrated it.
LulzSec clears up any confusion by denying their involvement in the PSN attack:
You Sony morons realize we’ve never attacked any of your precious gaming, right? Do you know Sony does this thing called “music” too?
Early last week, Sony’s BMG Music Service Greece was hacked and usernames and email addresses posted online. It seems like once or twice a week since the PSN hack, Sony falls victim to some sort of intrusion. We’ll have to wait and see what LulzSec does to Sony in the next few days.