Lulz Security, a hacker group, has claimed it has attacked the SonyPictures.com network and stolen more than one million passwords, e-mail addresses and other information. Sony said it was aware of Lulz Security’s statement and was investigating the claims.
Sony had to apologise in April after its PlayStation Network was attacked and hackers stole data from more than 77 million accounts. PSN has only just restarted in most territories.
The company has estimated the data breach will result in a $170 million hit to its operating profit.
Since then, Sony’s networks have become targets for hackers and the company has confirmed at least four other break-ins prior to the claimed attack on Sony Pictures.
Lulz Security claims to be behind one of those attacks, an assault on Sony Music Japan.
In a statement Lulz Security said it had hacked into a database that included unencrypted passwords as well as names, addresses and dates of birth of Sony customers.