Sony Music Ireland hacked

2011-07-05 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 33 Comments
Sony Music Ireland chiefs were embarrassed on Tuesday morning as hackers took over the company's website and posted a number of fake news articles.

The intruders released three spoof news stories, the first claiming that two members of rock band the Script had committed suicide following their performance at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Saturday night.

A second post detailed how scientists had proven that watching the X-Factor decreases the viewer's intelligence, while a third alleged that Youtube hitmaker Rebecca Black had eloped with notorious ephebophile R. Kelly.

The incident comes just 24 hours after hackers hijacked the Fox News twitter account and falsely claimed that President Barack Obama had died. It also coincides with Ireland's first Cyber Threat Summit, due to take place on Tuesday.

Screenshots via journal.ie: http://jrnl.ie/169950

Tagged: The Script

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Maniac!
July 5th 2011
27972 Comments


Sony has been getting seriously fucked up lately

MO
July 5th 2011
21760 Comments


what is it with hackers claiming people have died

KingAlistair
July 5th 2011
175 Comments


Bill Gates is just positively reeling with enjoyment at this news

FilthyBorgir
July 5th 2011
1334 Comments


The suicide story isn't funny, but the Rebecca Black story is ultimate troll win!

PedalToTheMetal
July 5th 2011
372 Comments


win.

DarkNoctus
July 5th 2011
9919 Comments


A second post detailed how scientists had proven that watching the X-Factor decreases the viewer's intelligence, while a third alleged that Youtube hitmaker Rebecca Black had eloped with notorious ephebophile R. Kelly.


brilliant :]

Emim
July 5th 2011
27408 Comments


Ireland has internet?

Spec
July 5th 2011
34568 Comments


Nicely done hackers, nicely done.

Titan50
July 5th 2011
4588 Comments


This is the most hilarious thing ever

Spec
July 5th 2011
34568 Comments


It was done by Lulz Security haha.

Kris.
July 5th 2011
14191 Comments


i seriously doubt it was lulzsec seeing as how they disbanded like 2 weeks ago

Titan50
July 5th 2011
4588 Comments


I thought Lulzsec were still active?

ApplicationToHeaven
July 5th 2011
1566 Comments


well if you're watching the x factor you don't have any intelligence to begin with so that can't be true

Dogget
July 5th 2011
781 Comments


Hackers are dicks. Sometimes say funny things but they're still dicks.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
July 5th 2011
2888 Comments


lol what was their endgame here

Prince1993
July 5th 2011
553 Comments


Lmao

ctaxxxx
July 5th 2011
222 Comments


"I thought Lulzsec were still active?"

No, they're done. Either cause they were under too much heat, or they've had their fun. To be honest, these articles are hilarious.

anarchistfish
July 5th 2011
25813 Comments


""I thought Lulzsec were still active?"

No, they're done. Either cause they were under too much heat, or they've had their fun. To be honest, these articles are hilarious."

I think one of them was arrested and the rest ran for it

Digging: Denzel Curry - 13

Torii
July 5th 2011
827 Comments


Win indeed.

MoosechriS
July 5th 2011
5957 Comments


Some funny shit :D

FromDaHood
July 5th 2011
9107 Comments


I really like the Rebecca Black one.
Sony's getting mad fucked lately, kind of funny.

WashboardSuds
July 5th 2011
5101 Comments


oopsie doopsie

linchpin313
July 5th 2011
830 Comments


The X-Factor part is kinda.........true. o_O

Butkuiss
July 5th 2011
4459 Comments


I'll bet it was Dave.

Ire
July 5th 2011
41948 Comments


people who live in ireland


dave


uh yeah it had to be dave

LepreCon
July 5th 2011
5402 Comments


Yes, blame it all on Dave. My phone records would prove I was at work this morning too... nyucknyucknyuck

Tyler.
July 5th 2011
12430 Comments


is the psn down again? cause both my friend and i are trying to get on and its not working... weird

Knott-
Emeritus
July 5th 2011
10198 Comments


This is pretty funny but the actual articles are pretty awful; would be funnier if they were convincing rather than just HURR DURR THERE WOZ A SURVEY WOT SED X FACTOR IS 4 THIKKOS

sexualsoybean
July 5th 2011
931 Comments


You are right, they should have hired some Times editors to write up convincing articles for the 30 minutes or so the site stayed up

Knott-
Emeritus
July 5th 2011
10198 Comments


Obviously that's what I was implying.

wabbit
July 5th 2011
7057 Comments


remember when that guy hacked the bbc and did the really good job about the zombie disease?

botb
July 6th 2011
10980 Comments


the second and third posts are so funny

krig9412
July 9th 2011
794 Comments


Starting to actually feel bad for Sony



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