A twitter user operating under the handle @s3rver_exe (s3rver.exe) claims to have hacked into and defaced the website and Facebook page of Sony Pictures.
S3rver.exe posted video evidence of the hack on Youtube and allegedly posted comments as the admin on Sony Pictures’ Facebook page. Both the comments and the videos have since been removed.
A number of reports, in addition to tweets claiming so from s3rver.exe’s twitter handle, credit Anonymous with responsiblity for that hack as part of their ongoing OpSony campaign. The campaign has been ongoing for some time. It began in response to Sony’s heavy-handed reaction to PlayStation 3 hacker and jailbreaker George Hotz, and recently gained some of its momentum back over Sony’s support for the highly controversial Stop Online Piracy Act.
Threatpost reached out to Sony for confirmation but they weren’t readily available for comment.
This hack seems quite small, especially in comparison to the devastating slew attacks launched against the various Sony entities last spring (Sony Pictures and the PlayStation Network among them). However insignificant though, the attack indicates that Sony is continues to struggle with security and remains vulnerable in some ways, which is a problem considering the company has a constant target on its back.
You can find what purports to be a screen-grab of Sony Pictures’ Facebook page along with links to the videos that no longer exist here.