So, these increasingly frequent cyber-attacks on the servers of big business are generally tedious and inconvenient. But sometimes they can be funny.
In the latest hack of a server owned by Sony, the home page of Sony Music in Ireland was hijacked, with spoof news stories added that reported Irish band The Script were dead, Rebecca Black was marrying “paedophile singer” R Kelly and that scientific research had proven Sony owned TV show ‘X-Factor’ was only for “the stupid”.
Sony Music Ireland quickly redirected its Irish URL to its Facebook page while dealing with the hack, as well as issuing an important statement to the press to assure us none of the stories posted on the website that day were true.
So, a stressful day in the IT department of Sony’s Dublin office yesterday I assume, though once one part of your company has let the personal details of the entire Sony PlayStation Network be published online, one assumes Sony Corp HQ is somewhat immune to panic for minor website breaches like this.