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  • Security expert claims Sony ignored reports of server vulnerability

    Cyber-security expert Dr. Gene Spafford has told the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade that Sony allegedly ignored reports of gaping vulnerabilities on its servers.

  • Report: PlayStation 3 hackers restore OtherOS

    Hackers have reportedly circumvented Sony’s firmware removal of the PlayStation 3’s OtherOS feature, which historically permitted the user to install a version of Linux on their console.

  • Another team added to Sony's PSN investigation

    Sony has added a third security firm to its PlayStation Network attack investigation, alongside US Homeland Security and the FBI.

  • Rumour: PSN member credit card numbers on sale in hacker underground

    The cyber-security community and its shadowy cousin are abuzz today with rumours that hackers are offering to sell a database of 2.2 million credit card details stolen from Sony’s network.

  • Sony addresses PSN user concerns with official Q&A

    Sony has updated an official Q&A regarding the PSN outage, along with information pertaining to the illegal, and unauthorized intrusion which occurred on the service between April 17 and April 19.

  • Anonymous declares vengeance on Sony

    The activist arm of Internet hive mind Anonymous has targeted Sony, apparently in retribution for the company’s legal pursuit of PlayStation 3 hackers GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo.

  • Sony denied permission to issue subpoenas to Google, PayPal, others over fail0verflow fiasco

    As you’re probably aware, Sony’s been having a hell of a time with hackers lately. Most recently, the console maker hit yet another speed bump on its fast track to court: how can you sue someone if you have no idea who they actually are? Sony’s answer: turn the Internet upside-down and give it a […]

  • Latest PS3 firmware update bans Black Ops multiplayer cheaters

    Thanks to the latest firmware update for PS3, some Call of Duty: Black Ops players have been banned for cheating.

  • Rumor: Ubisoft DRM already cracked

    One of DRM’s many problems has always been its staying power. Publishers build their walls higher and higher, but pirates just bulldoze right over them time and time again. Ubisoft, however, thought its anti-piracy solution was different. And, unfortunately (or extremely fortunately, depending on how you look at it), Ubisoft thought wrong.

  • Atlus site hacked, trojan may have infected visitors' PCs

    Someone hacked into Atlus’ website yesterday and embedded a trojan that has quite possibly spread to online users. The publisher warns that those who visited its website between 9:00am PST and 2:30pm PST could have been infected. “The faith and trust of our fans is of the utmost importance to us, a responsibility we don’t […]

  • Hackers target Live players, says BBC

    According to this BBC report, “Xbox Live is being targeted by malicious hackers selling services that kick players off the network.” These services, apparently, are “proving popular with players who want a way to get revenge on those who beat them in an Xbox Live game.” Halo 3 players are a popular target for the […]

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