Tag Archives: hack
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.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 11:01 BST
EA and DICE’s Battlefield 3 and Battlelog server network has experienced some downtime today in the wake of what appears to have been a deliberate attack.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 02:22 BST
Harmonix has reinstated its RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com and HarmonixMusic.com servers following last weekend’s hack. You should now be able to log in and change your passwords. In related news, the company has begin selling merchandise via an online store; this stuff was previously only available at special events and trade shows.
Sat, Apr 06, 2013 | 16:36 BST
Harmonix has said its Rock Band and Dance Central website servers have suffered an “apparent attack,” and registered users will need to change their passwords just to be safe.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 18:53 GMT
A report on Ars Technica states that Battlefield Play4Free users who are running the game on older versions of Windows may be at risk due to an exploit. According to the report, researchers at Black Hat security conference in Amsterdam demonstrated a proof-of-concept exploit, showing who players could be lured to “a booby-trapped website” which would then allow hijackers to “execute malicious code on default systems running Windows XP or Windows 2003″ where Play4Free is installed. Upon going to the site, an MOD file filled with malicious code is loaded through the game on the computer, which then allows for a batch file to be executed once the system is restarted. While only 39% of Windows users are though to still be using XP, there are around 1 million Battlefield Play4Free users playing the game. Ars has more on the report.
Fri, Jan 04, 2013 | 00:23 GMT
Servers for controversial survival MMO The War Z has been suffering “various forms of malicious attacks” attacks, according to a post on its forums. Hammerpoint Interactive believes the most recent issue is resolved, although it’s now tackling a Steam DRM problem. Comments from veteran players below suggest a history of hacking and DDOS shutdown attempts, possibly thanks to the horror efforts scandal-ridden development and launch.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 | 00:21 GMT
PlayStation 3 consoles hosting pirated games enabled by unauthorised custom software will find themselves cut off from the PlayStation Network.
Tue, Nov 06, 2012 | 21:43 GMT
Borderlands 2 on Xbox 360 has been patched, apparently remedying the devastating Graveyard issue.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 | 00:02 GMT
Borderlands 2 fans might want to stay off Xbox Live for a while; there’s a very nasty exploit going around which deletes save files.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 | 00:00 BST
A new entry in the massive .hack franchise is on the way, CyberConnect 2 boss Hiroshi Matsuyama confirmed at New York Comic Con.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 | 10:13 BST
CyberConnect 2 is working on Guilty Dragon for Android and iOS. The title has a connection to the popular .hack series, which Western players will be more familiar with. An announcement was made at a pre-Tokyo Game Show event as the game readies itself for release in Japan.
Fri, Sep 07, 2012 | 13:20 BST
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 | 00:32 BST
Battle.net account information has been compromised, with Blizzard urging all members to take steps to secure their information.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 | 00:53 BST
The Next Web reports a hacker has exposed a hole in iOS’s in-app purchasing system which allows users to circumvent the actual paying part of the transaction. Naturally Apple is scurrying to plug the security leak, even going so far as to make copyright claims on YouTube videos demonstrating the method, but hasn’t yet found a permanent solution. In the meantime, friends, as much as you really want to get ahead of your mates in Hotel Monopoly, don’t send a stranger your personal details just to scam a developer out of a few bucks.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 00:33 BST
Cryptic Studios has asked all Star Trek Online and Champions Online account holders to check and reset their details after discovering an unauthorised intrustion.
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.
Sun, Jan 15, 2012 | 23:51 GMT
Famitsu has a couple of new screens for the next, as yet untitled .hack game. According to Andriasang, they show gameplay in real time running on the game’s destined platform, not rendered on an über PC – but CyberConnect2 haven’t said what that platform actually is. What we do know is that the game is set one year after an upcoming movie, which releases in Japan on January 21. There have been five core games in the .hack franchise, which also extends to anime, manga and novels, plus one portable release the three spin-offs. The series boasts a fictional MMORPG called The World, playable within the broader games, which is a central plot device.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 06:36 GMT
“As a result of our continuing investigation, we have now confirmed that the database in which we store personal information was NOT accessed during the recent server intrusion. Therefore, your personal information was NOT compromised by an unknown third party. Square Enix is planning to restart the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service by the end of December. Details of the schedule will be announced at a later date. We deeply regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans, and appreciate your patience.”
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 | 05:39 GMT
Japanese and US community portal Square Enix Members has been taken offline after the publisher detected a security breach.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 | 03:00 GMT
Hugely popular Nexon MMORPG Maple Story suffered a security breach last week, risking the personal information of three-quarters of its Korean player base.