2011 is going to be a really great year for sony. First, the PlayStation Network was hacked, then they released financials showing a huge decline and now this: Sony Pictures was hacked. This week's Sony hacking comes to us from a group called Lulz Security. The group is known for hacking into large companies' networks that should know better to demonstrate their believed superiority and to gain information.
In this case, Lulz got out with a list of about 1,000,000 users personal information, including email/password combinations. They claim that their crime was carried out with a simple SQL injection. I am hoping that Sony is smarter than to use security-free platforms for web development, but based on past evidence, I am guessing this is correct. To prove their crime, Lulz released 50,000 email/password combinations in a RAR file, as well as around 20,000 Sony music coupons, plus the admin database for Sony BMG's Belgium offices.
If this does not convince Sony that they are either an antique company that is ready to retire or that they need to start all of their endeavors over from scratch, then I don't know what will. At the very least, this should get them to reevaluate their position in the world. I can't wait to see what they say this week at E3.