Tag Archives: hacking
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 23:04 BST
Four members of Lulzsec have earned the UK’s longest ever jail sentences for hacking.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 10:06 GMT
Xbox Live accounts of “high-profile” Microsoft employees have been targeted in a hacking attempt that has been linked to U.S. social security numbers. The company is now working with law enforcement agencies to track down those responsible.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 23:49 GMT
Presenting at the Black Hat conference in Amsterdam, as reported by ArsTechnica, security experts at ReVuln highlighted a potential exploit in Origin. Essentially, the exploit could allow hackers to send your browser to an auto-download malware site when you try to launch a game – but most browsers guard against this kind of thing, and ReVuln did not explain how hackers would be able to manipulate your Origin client in the first place. ReVuln was also responsible for exposing possible flaws in Steam, CryEngine and IW Engine.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 00:34 GMT
Planetside 2′s European servers have been compromised, and all users are strongly urged to change their login details.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 00:28 GMT
Planetside 2′s development team is betetr at identifying cheaters than you, says Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley.
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.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 02:40 BST
Noticed a sudden decrease in available Max Payne 3 players? Son, you’re locked up with the rest of the dirty cheats.
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, Apr 24, 2012 | 01:53 BST
Sony has withdrawn Super Collapse 3 from sale on most regional PlayStation Stores. Polygon reports the PSP title was taken down within 24 hours of hacker group Wololo’s announcement of the game’s vulnerability to exploit. Although the group’s effort does not enable pirated games, it does allow for homebrew apps and games, something the Japanese Giant frowns on.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 | 14:35 BST
Sony’s announced MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and Hot Shots Tennis: Get A Grip are once again available for download on the PS Store now that alterations have been made to deter hackers. In late March, Sony pulled Hot Shots Tennis from the PS Store due an exploit which would allow the use of a homebrew loader on Vita. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge was pulled from the store for the same reason in February. Hopefully, all is fixed proper now. Via Engadget.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 | 22:07 GMT
A group of hackers have claimed responsibility for numerous Battlefield 3 PC players being banned in order to show EA how much the group loathes the anti-cheat service Punkbuster.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 | 09:22 GMT
Furious chatter suggests DICE has had to drop the Battlefield 3 ban hammer on a player once so valued he was promoted to moderator.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 | 00:14 GMT
Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House feels Sony’s legal stance against hackers is in gamers’ best interests, and finds negative response somewhat ironic.
Sat, Jan 07, 2012 | 21:29 GMT
Fri, Dec 23, 2011 | 14:36 GMT
Trion Worlds announced today that its RIFT account database has been hacked, and private information such as: user names, passwords, birth dates, billing and email addresses, along with the first and last four digits of stored credit card information could have been compromised. However, the firm states that at this time, there is “no evidence” that such personal information has been accessed, and it has “no reason to believe, that full credit card information was accessed or compromised in any way.”
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.
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 | 13:45 GMT
Steam’s forums are back online after a November 6 attack potentially exposed users’ private information stored in the company’s database.
Mon, Oct 03, 2011 | 09:25 BST
DICE has released a statement to participants in the Battlefield 3 beta, claiming that EA may ban the accounts of players who join “any unofficial/hacked servers”.