Entries in 'hack' (93)

Kickstarter recommends password reset after hack is confirmed

Kickstarter recommends password reset after hack is confirmed

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has confirmed that it was last week the victim of a hack that compromised some user data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2014 at 10:17AM in News
Hoax backwards compatibility hack could brick your Xbox One

Hoax backwards compatibility hack could brick your Xbox One

Xbox One owners who follow the instructions in a supposed backwards compatibility hack face wrecking their £425 machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2013 at 3:05PM in News
League of Legends hacked

League of Legends hacked

Riot Games' world-dominating online battling game League of Legends has suffered a security breach that has exposed some users credit card information.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 23rd 2013 at 12:10PM in News
Crytek websites hacked, personal details may have been accessed

Crytek websites hacked, personal details may have been accessed

Crysis developer Crytek has warned users that their personal details may have been accessed in a website breach.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 3:39PM in News

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Hackers attempt Apple dev site breach

Hackers attempt Apple dev site breach

Apple’s developer centre is currently offline and a message warns visitors that an attempt was made to access secure personal information of registered developers.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 11:54AM in News
Hackers break into uPlay, download Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for free

Hackers break into uPlay, download Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for free

A group of Russian hackers have apparently discovered an exploit that allows them to download games from Ubisoft’s uPlay store for free.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2013 at 2:59PM in News
Wii U loophole granted forumite access to debug menu

Wii U loophole granted forumite access to debug menu

A member of video games forum NeoGaf appears to have found an OS loophole that grants access to Wii U’s debug menu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2012 at 11:33AM in News
Californian judge rejects PSN hack lawsuit

Californian judge rejects PSN hack lawsuit

Sony has been cleared of multiple charges levelled at the firm regarding last year’s headline-hitting PSN hack.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2012 at 1:34PM in News

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UPDATED: NCsoft deflects blame for Guild Wars 2 password hacks

UPDATED: NCsoft deflects blame for Guild Wars 2 password hacks

UPDATED: NCsoft has contacted MCV to explain that not all of the 11,000 emails it received were related to hacking. Some referred to lost emails and assorted other non-related issues. ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2012 at 12:45PM in News
First step toward Vita piracy as homebrew hack reports emerge

First step toward Vita piracy as homebrew hack reports emerge

The PlayStation Vita’s security protocols have been breached.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 7th 2012 at 10:32AM in News
Ubisoft officially scraps always-on PC DRM

Ubisoft officially scraps always-on PC DRM

In what can only be described as a victory for consumers, Ubisoft has scrapped its controversial always-on DRM for PC games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2012 at 8:34AM in News
Hackers obtain 12m Apple UDIDs from FBI laptop

Hackers obtain 12m Apple UDIDs from FBI laptop

AntiSec, one of the many internet hacking communities, has claimed that it has obtained the UDIDs and user details of 12m Apple users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2012 at 11:53AM in News

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Anonymous Sony hack claims are "totally fake"

Anonymous Sony hack claims are "totally fake"

For a few brief hours it looked like it might be PSNgate all over again. But it's not the case.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 16th 2012 at 9:08AM in News
UPDATED: Ubisoft DRM loophole allows remote hackers to access PCs

UPDATED: Ubisoft DRM loophole allows remote hackers to access PCs

A potentially very serious issue with the PC DRM employed by Ubisoft seems to have left many gamers susceptible to hackers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2012 at 11:58AM in News
Apple offers iOS hack fix to devs

Apple offers iOS hack fix to devs

Developers are now able to update their apps to prevent users exploiting the iOS loophole that granted users free access to in-app-purchases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2012 at 10:05AM in News

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PlayStation Vita piracy scare

PlayStation Vita piracy scare

Sony has removed PlayStation Vita compatible PSP game Everybody’s Tennis from the PSN Store after reports that it had allowed pirates to crack the new handheld.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2012 at 12:08PM in News
Sony: Cold War can help us fight PSN hackers

Sony: Cold War can help us fight PSN hackers

Sony’s security boss and former US military man Brett Wahlin says protecting PSN is similar to the Cold War.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 15th 2012 at 11:19AM in News
Valve admits extent of Steam hack

Valve admits extent of Steam hack

Valve's Gabe Newell sent out a notification today warning patrons of the company's digital distribution service Steam that hackers may have obtained a copy of a file containing payment transaction ...

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Feb 13th 2012 at 8:23AM in News
Xbox Live has not been hacked. Oh, and Xbox Live has not been hacked

Xbox Live has not been hacked. Oh, and Xbox Live has not been hacked

We think that’s the message Microsoft is trying to send in releasing an extensive statement that effectively reiterates what it has said many times before – Xbox Live has not, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2012 at 8:47AM in News
Hacker defaces EA forums

Hacker defaces EA forums

EA was forced to shut down its forums yesterday due to a hacker attack.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2012 at 9:40AM in News
Megaupload shut by US piracy officials

Megaupload shut by US piracy officials

The digital world may be riding high following the high-profile global protests against SOPA and PIPA, but in the real world authorities have just claimed one of the largest piracy ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2012 at 8:37AM in News
Sony discusses the 'irony' of PSN hack

Sony discusses the 'irony' of PSN hack

The president and CEO of SCE Andrew House has labelled last year’s high-profile hack on the PlayStation Network as “ironic”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2012 at 9:21AM in News
Now Microsoft denies Xbox.com security loophole

Now Microsoft denies Xbox.com security loophole

For the second time this year Microsoft has been forced to issue a statement insisting that Xbox Live is safe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2012 at 11:29AM in News