Category Archives: Crime
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 23:04 BST
Four members of Lulzsec have earned the UK’s longest ever jail sentences for hacking.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 03:54 BST
A man believed to have been involved in a 2008 attack on the PlayStation Network has been given a year of house arrest.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 01:19 GMT
A 14 year-old who shot his parents with a pistol taken from his father’s gun cabinet, leaving both injured and his mother stable but awaiting further surgery, has told police video games made him violent.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 21:21 GMT
US vice president Joe Biden has presented 19 executive actions to president Barack Obama as part of a plan to reduce gun crime – and none of them mention video games in any way, according to a Politico report. Games were, as usual, highlighted by media and interest groups in the wake of the tragic events at Sandy Hook last year, but after meeting with games industry representatives the politician apparently decided to turn his attention to other potential causes for the US’s disturbingly high gun crime levels.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 23:28 GMT
Thieves have made off with $2 million worth of Wii U consoles after a raid on a warehouse.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 | 17:38 GMT
The Russian government is looking into how violent games in the region are handled after a shooter, who just so happens to like playing videogames, killed six co-workers at the Rigla pharmaceutical warehouse.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | 22:23 BST
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 | 21:24 BST
A PlaySpan breach by hackers has been shut down after the firm detected and terminated illegal access to the Marketplace.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 | 19:01 BST
Swen Vincke, founder of Larian Studios, has said the firm still has no leads on who made off with two PCs containing builds of Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin at gamescom.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 | 21:27 BST
Thieves make off with PCs containing early builds of Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin
A $5,000 is being offered for stolen PCs at gamescom containing Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin builds. The two PCs were stolen from Larian’s booth in the business hall at gamescom, containing early builds of the aforementioned games. Larian is offering the reward as an incentive for information leading to the identification of the culprit and return of the PCs. The team is currently using backup PCs at the event in the meantime, so if you anyone has any information on the stolen tech, head over to Business Hall 4.2, Booth A-16 to let the team know.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 | 03:38 BST
A Massachusetts teen may face up to 15 years of prison time for stealing Runescape currency.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 15:52 BST
Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Television wants to ban gaming bots which gather resources in gaming, as well as the ability for players to trade and farm virtual items.
Thu, May 17, 2012 | 17:11 BST
Lewys Martin, of Deal, Kent has been sentenced to 18 months for distributing a virus inside a Call of Duty hack.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 | 20:58 GMT
In order to make sure there isn’t a recurrence of last year PSN security breach, back in October 2011 Sony hired Brett Wahlin, a former US counter-intelligence officer and former McAfee chief security officer, who has said the security experts at the firm need to think more like “social engineers.”
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 21:00 GMT
A handful of LulzSec have been taken into custody in the US and UK, and the round-up can be attributed to “Sabu,” who was the alleged leader of the hack group.
Thu, Mar 01, 2012 | 19:08 GMT
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 | 08:45 GMT
One of three men charged with the mugging of a visiting Malaysian student during the London riots has received a long prison sentence, the Daily Mail reports. Beau Isagba is the first of three accused men to be tried for the crime, which became an Internet phenomenon after video of the attack went viral. One of the items stolen in the brutal attack was a PSP, with the victim known as “the PSP boy” until identified; SCEE quietly replaced the lost device, and Namco Bandai sent a package of games.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 16:25 GMT
The Obama administration has responded to a petition against the SOPA and PIPA bills stating: “any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small.”
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 15:54 GMT
Microsoft has responded to yesterday’s report which claimed the rash of compromised Xbox Live accounts lately were due to “brute force” unauthorized access through legitimate channels. In a statement provided to IGN, the firm said there wasn’t any “loophole” allowing the invasions, as the method of attack is “an industry-wide issue.” Microsoft also noted, once again, many accounts are compromised due to malware and phishing scams used to glean user passwords. “Online fraud and identity theft are industry-wide problems, and as such people using any online services should set strong passwords, not share those passwords across multiple services and refrain from sharing any personal details that could leave them vulnerable,” read the statement. “As always, we highly recommend our members follow the Xbox Live Account Security guidance provided [here] to protect your account.”
The firm contends there hasn’t been a security breach within the XBL service.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 16:33 GMT