This article, originally posted on Gizmodo, details ponies being used as a rather tongue-in-cheek award. Too bad they're not G4 ponies.
Here's a snippet:
A Pwnie award was given to Sony at last week's Black Hat computer security conference's Pwnie Awards, which looks at the past year's hacking efforts and awards them with My Little Pony trophies. Sony's major security breach from earlier in the year was the only hacking incident to be nominated for the top prize.
If you thought LulzSec and Anonymous would've done a clean sweep at the awards 'do, think again—the Stuxnet worm won the "Pwnie for Epic 0wnage" category, beating out both interchangeable teams of young hackers.