Sony Gets Hacked

by Abubaker D
So my article is about the hack that hit the Sony Europe server. You all know the name Sony, and one of their servers that is stationed in Europe got a rain of hacks. The hacker was able to get users information such as passwords, email, phone numbers and so on. The hacker’s name was Idahc, he is a Lebanese guy. Idahc said that the hack was really easy. And what’s even more interesting is that he used simple SQL statements to hack into Sony’s server. The author then goes on talking about how bad Sony’s security is and that their database administrator should be ashamed of their selves unless they don’t want to spend more money on security. The hacker also claimed that he got hands on even more juicy information from another server, such as credit cards. Sony gave its users free games and a trial for some offer that they had to make up for the compromise.

This is connected to our class because it’s talking about database security. I thought this would be helpful for students because we are using SQL statements now and you can just see how vulnerable those companies’ servers are. I mean its Sony we’re talking about here.

This just shows me how powerful SQL is. I never knew that the people who hacked into Sony used SQL injection. That is really interesting. And I will be learning more about it in the future for sure.

David Murphy (2011). Sony Europe Hacked: 150 Accounts Compromised. Retrieved from:,2817,2386414,00.asp

3 thoughts on “Sony Gets Hacked”

  1. It true that SQL security is important, because it store all our data and if somebody were to get into it, all our information is at risk of been taken.

  2. WOW! Ya, I totally agree with Andrew, it seems like SQL vulnerabilities are all over the place. Every week theres a new company getting exploited with simple SQL statements. Lets give it a shot, JK!
    Thanks for the good info!

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