Entries in 'hackers' (70)

Steam, Origin, Battle.net and LoL seemingly downed by hackers

Steam, Origin, Battle.net and LoL seemingly downed by hackers

Assorted hackers have claimed responsibility for a string of attacks that have disrupted a number of high-profile gaming services.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 9:33AM in News
Credit card info possibly compromised in League of Legends hack

Credit card info possibly compromised in League of Legends hack

Riot Games has confirmed the League of Legends servers have been hacked, exposing the account data of some of its North American customers.

by Seth Tipps
on Aug 21st 2013 at 9:32AM 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
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

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Club Nintendo Japan website hacked

Club Nintendo Japan website hacked

Nintendo has confirmed a breach of security on the Japanese version of the Club Nintendo website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2013 at 9:50AM in News
Four British Lulzsec hackers get jail terms

Four British Lulzsec hackers get jail terms

A Crown Prosecution Service lawyer has branded four hackers as "cowardly and vindictive" following their successful prosecution.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2013 at 8:07AM in News
Hackers claim Wii U success

Hackers claim Wii U success

Pirated games can now be played on the Wii U, a group of modders have claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2013 at 9:24AM in News
Hackers target online games firms

Hackers target online games firms

A hacking group has been targeting game companies for years in order to steal source code, an antivirus report has found.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Apr 12th 2013 at 1:34PM in News

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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
The War Z taken down after database hack

The War Z taken down after database hack

Things don’t get any better for The War Z.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2013 at 1:33PM in News
Anonymous hackers use Konami Code to embed hidden game in Government websites

Anonymous hackers use Konami Code to embed hidden game in Government websites

The suicide of internet activist Aaron Swartz has led to a spate of attacks on US Government websites.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2013 at 3:48PM in News
Hackers make first step toward cracking Wii U

Hackers make first step toward cracking Wii U

Nintendo’s Wii U hasn’t even been out for two weeks in the UK and hackers are already enjoying early success in cracking the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2012 at 9:40AM in News

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UPDATED: SOE president lambasts Planetside 2 hackers

UPDATED: SOE president lambasts Planetside 2 hackers

No-one likes a cheat, of course, but sometimes things should maybe be put in a little more perspective.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2012 at 10:22AM 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
Hackers turn on Kim Dotcom and his new Mega portal

Hackers turn on Kim Dotcom and his new Mega portal

Kim Dotcom’s return to online file-sharing may prove to be an even rougher ride than he expected.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2012 at 10:50AM in News
Hackers attack Square Enix Merchandise Store

Hackers attack Square Enix Merchandise Store

Square Enix has blocked access to its Official Merchandise store following a suspected hacker attack.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2012 at 12:40PM in News

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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
Ubisoft fixes uPlay DRM issue

Ubisoft fixes uPlay DRM issue

Publisher Ubisoft claims it has resolved the loophole in its PC DRM that should prevent hackers from accessing uPlay users' computers.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 31st 2012 at 1:39PM 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
Sony hackers plead guilty

Sony hackers plead guilty

Two men accused of launching DDOS attacks on a number of corporate entities have pleased guilty at a British court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2012 at 9:46AM in News
George Hotz met with Sony engineers

George Hotz met with Sony engineers

In an extensive feature on the infamous George “Geohot” Hotz in The New Yorker, the renowned PS3 hacker has said that he has recently met with Sony engineers to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2012 at 9:52AM in News
iPad 3 already jailbroken by hackers

iPad 3 already jailbroken by hackers

Apple’s brand new iPad 3 has been jailbroken by the Apple hacking community just hours after its release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2012 at 10:16AM 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