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Sony hackers: Yet another network intrusion

Sony hackers keep coming as the company detects another intrusion. With a target on its back, what can the company to keep Sony hackers out?

Sony hackers keep coming. This time, a Sony Pictures network fell to LulzSec. How badly have these Sony hackers undermined confidence in the company? Pictured, Sony Chief Financial Officer Masaru Kato reacts to the previous hack.

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Sony hackers strike again.

Hackers broke into Sony Corp's computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant's systems, the latest of several security breaches undermining confidence in the company.

LulzSec, a group that claims attacks on U.S. PBS television and, said it broke into servers that run Sony Pictures Entertainment websites. It published the names, birth dates, addresses, emails, phone numbers and passwords of thousands of people who had entered contests promoted by Sony.

"From a single injection, we accessed EVERYTHING," the hacking group said in a statement. "Why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?"

The security breach is the latest cyber attack against high-profile firms, including defense contractor Lockheed Martin and Google Inc.

LulzSec's claims came as Sony executives were trying to reassure U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on data security in Washington about their efforts to safeguard the company's computer networks, which suffered the biggest security breach in history in April.


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