The Associated Press called a number listed by LulzSec as belonging to 84-year-old Mary Tanning, a resident of Minnesota. Tanning picked up the phone, and confirmed the rest of the details listed by LulzSec — including her password, which she said she was changing.
“I don’t panic,” she told the AP, explaining that she was very seldom online and wasn’t wealthy. “There’s nothing that they can pick out of me,” she joked.
Several other people contacted by the AP confirmed that their passwords had been published online. Many were angry and distressed.
“If this is so, I’m very upset,” said Elizabeth Smith, from Tucson, Arizona. “I’m very disappointed that Sony would not protect things like that.”