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Author Topic: SOWNAGE~!  (Read 934 times)
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« on: June 23, 2011, 06:09:10 PM »

And if you guessed that word is a combination of "Sony" and "p0wnage", then you'd be right.


The security breach of the week goes to... (drum roll please...) Sony! The website for Sony Pictures France was hacked Monday, June 20th, and 177,172 emails were taken through a SQL injection attack. As CNET notes, it was the same method used against, Sony Pictures Russia, Sony Ericsson, and Sony Music Entertainment Japan. The hacker community's ownage of Sony has spawned a new term: sownage.

"Sownage: To be repeatedly and constantly p0wned."


Konichiwa from LulzSec, Sony bastards!

We've recently bought a copy of this great new game called "Hackers vs Sony", but we're unable to play it online due to PSN being obliterated. So we decided to play offline mode for a while and got quite a few trophies. Our latest goal is "Hack Sony 5 Times", so please find enclosed our 5th Sony hack.

Enjoy this 54MB collection of SVN Sony Developer source code. That's hackers 16, Sony 0. Your move!

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: HACK SONY 6 TIMES! Oh damn, we just did it again, please also find enclosed internal network maps of Sony BMG.

Lulz Security

Right now the word is starting to spread, and it has all the hallmarks of entering into popular language. The internet loves new words especially if they are derogatory, humorous, and oxymoronic. Sownage most definitely fits the bill for that. Oh yeah it is really mean spirited. No doubt about that the word is all punch in the face. A big company that often comes off as being arrogant being humbled is the definition of laughing at someone elses misery. A term that used to engender great accomplishment turning into a term that means epic failure. Yeah that is a word that at least I think seems to be the definition of a Oxymoron.

And the Attrition page:

Absolute Sownage
A concise history of recent Sony hacks

Note that 7 of 20 hacks cite "SQL injection". Oh jeez... While I feel kind of sorry for Sony, getting nailed though SQL injection is just completely lame.

I suppose that's due to some knothead PM rushing people to finish jobs and forcing them to use development code and not giving them time to produce production quality code. Dunno... Just conjecture there on my part... I can't think of any other reasonable explanation for why they'd have so many SQL injection vulnerabilities.


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