Sony hacked again by Anonymous

6 Jan 2012

Sony has once again fallen victim to hacker collective Anonymous, which has this time targeted Sony Pictures. The move comes just months after Sony recovered from a devastating series of attacks that shut down much of its online network for months in 2011.

The attack is believed to be in retaliation against Sony’s support for the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act.

A hacker by the name of s3verver.exe claimed responsibility for the attack.

Videos showing how the attack was accomplished appeared briefly on YouTube and Facebook but have been removed.

It is understood the hacker boasted that while the hack wasn’t big, the servers were vulnerable and they were able to access server admin.

The biggest coup for hackers in 2011 was the devastating attack on Sony’s PlayStation Network and its Online Entertainment network, which saw the online services shut down for weeks and hackers compromise the accounts of millions of gamers.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years