Another Sony hack. Come on, you guys!

The beleaguered Sony had another security breach Thursday. The group that compromised Sony's network calls itself LulzSec. According to Reuters, the group "broke into servers that run Sony Pictures Entertainment websites, and then compromised the personal information of more than 1 million Sony customers." The group posted some of the data it snatched online - home and email addresses, passwords.

This comes as Sony's PlayStation Network goes back online (except in japan, Hong Kong and South Korea) and as Sony is facing at least 40 lawsuits from PlayStation users.

And as Sony joined Epsilon (a company that also suffered a major hack) appearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade and agreed that a federal law on how companies disclose data breaches would be good. Sony also pointed out "Regarding the security of networks, I think the experience of Epsilon and Sony indicates that despite spending millions to protect your networks--despite all the best methods known to us--the networks are not 100 percent protected. It is a process that requires continuing investment."

Seriously, they're just going to have to burn down their servers and start over.

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