Members of NullCrew recently claimed to have breached eight servers belonging to to Sony.

"Through a message sent from the group's official Twitter account, the group claim that they have gained control of eight of Sony's servers, apparently related to the website Sonymobile.com. ... The release shows a list of usernames and passwords, which apparently were taken from one of the 'hijacked' servers as proof of the security breach," writes ZDNet's Charlie Osborne. "441 usernames with additional email addresses, 24 usernames with hashed passwords, and 3 admin data sets are part of the data dump. According to the group, the attack was made possible through weak security credentials."

"Even though the passwords are in encrypted form (md5), it won't take much time for hackers to crack the passwords," notes E Hacking News.

"Sony, we are dearly dissapointed in your security," the hackers wrote. "This is just one of eight sony servers that we hve control of. Maybe, just maybe considering IP addresses are avaliable [sic]. Maybe, just maybe it's the fact that not even your customers can trust you. Or maybe, just maybe the fact that you can not do anything correct technologically."

"This, of course, is not the first time that Sony has been hacked. ... The most infamous attack on Sony saw 77 million users' details exposed and lead to the firm shutting down a range of its networks," writes The Inquirer's Dave Neal.