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LulzSec targets Sony after PBS hack attack


LulzSec, a group of hackers who recently posted fake stories reporting dead rappers Tupac and Biggie Smalls were alive and living in New Zealand on PBS' website, have a new target -- Sony.

From its Twitter account, @LulzSec, the group sent out a few tweets stating that it had already taken some information from Sony servers and was planning to attack the company further.

"Hey @Sony, you know we're making off with a bunch of your internal stuff right now and you haven't even noticed? Slow and steady, guys," LulzSec tweeted on Tuesday.

Sony has been facing a myriad of security troubles going back as far as April 20, which resulted in the temporary shutdown of its PlayStation Network and Qriocity, and the possible data leak of more than 90 million user accounts.

Last month, Sony's Thai website was hacked in an alleged credit card phishing scheme.

LulzSec said on Twitter that, so far, it hasn't attacked the Sony PlayStation Network, writing "you Sony morons realize we've never attacked any of your precious gaming, right? Do you know Sony does this thing called 'music' too?"

The group also said it's looking to attack Sony further, tweeting on Wednesday, "Our recent attention surge has prompted us to make the next Sony operation more classy."

On Wednesday, Sony officials were unavailable for comment on LulzSec's threats.


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Image: A screenshot of a tweet from the LulzSec hacking group claiming responsibility for a Web attack against Sony. Credit: LulzBoat/Twitter

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