Entries in 'Hacking' (18)

Take-Two takes action against more GTA V hack tools

Take-Two takes action against more GTA V hack tools

The world of Grand Theft Auto Online has been made considerably cleaner as publisher Take-Two continues its crusade to clamp down on modding tools.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2017 at 10:21AM in News
Teenager responsible for Sony and Microsoft hacks jailed

Teenager responsible for Sony and Microsoft hacks jailed

20 year-old Adam Mudd has been sentenced to two years in jail for creating a hacking program that was responsible for downing Sony and Microsoft’s networks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2017 at 10:37AM in News
Hackers claim early Switch success thanks to Apple loophole

Hackers claim early Switch success thanks to Apple loophole

It has been available for a little over a week but already one hacker claims to have snuck behind the Nintendo Switch’s security protection.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
New Mirai botnet could make PSN and Xbox Live "sitting ducks" at Christmas

New Mirai botnet could make PSN and Xbox Live "sitting ducks" at Christmas

Security experts say that gaming networks, such as Xbox Live and PSN, will be high on the list of potential targets for the new generation of botnet attacks.

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 10:01AM in News

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Yahoo suffers world's biggest data breach

Yahoo suffers world's biggest data breach

Around half a billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in a security breach in 2014, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Denuvo appears to have been cracked

Denuvo appears to have been cracked

PC gaming’s brief flirtation with watertight security may already be over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2016 at 11:25AM in News
Blizzard being ruthless with its Overwatch cheating bans

Blizzard being ruthless with its Overwatch cheating bans

Those who decide to cheat at Overwatch can expect the very harshest retaliation from developer Blizzard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 11:46AM in News
Bandai Namco rolls back Dark Souls 3 patch designed to address hacking problem

Bandai Namco rolls back Dark Souls 3 patch designed to address hacking problem

A patch that was released to try and address hacking in the PC version of Dark Souls 3 has been revoked after it caused widespread freezing problems for players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2016 at 11:01AM in News

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VVVVVV pulled from Nintendo eShop over 3DS hack exploit

VVVVVV pulled from Nintendo eShop over 3DS hack exploit

Terry Cavanagh’s popular indie platformer VVVVVV has been removed from the Nintendo eShop amid accusations that it can enable the use of homebrew software on the handheld.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 4:17PM in News
Dark Souls 3 PC players in disarray over hacking claims

Dark Souls 3 PC players in disarray over hacking claims

The PC version of Dark Souls 3 is on the brink of descending into disarray.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2016 at 12:11PM in News
'Complete rewrite' needed to fix The Division on PC

'Complete rewrite' needed to fix The Division on PC

A multiplayer shooter development veteran has questioned whether Ubisoft can ever fix the PC version of The Division without completely rewriting the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
From Software is investigating alleged unfair Dark Souls 3 bans

From Software is investigating alleged unfair Dark Souls 3 bans

A number of players claim to have been wrongly banned from the online component of Dark Souls 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 1:39PM in News

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Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Blizzard DDoS attack

Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Blizzard DDoS attack

Blizzard has suffered an attack on its servers that halted access to many of its games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 1:44PM in News
FBI hasn't told Apple how it cracked iOS

FBI hasn't told Apple how it cracked iOS

Concerns about Apple’s iOS security remain with the news that the tech giant still doesn’t know how US authorities successfully hacked into an iPhone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:32AM in News
Google boss Pichai backs Apple in FBI security dispute

Google boss Pichai backs Apple in FBI security dispute

Apple boss Tim Cook has received the backing of Google CEO Sundar Pichai in his security row with the US government.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2016 at 3:29PM in News

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White House and Trump round on Apple in iOS security row

White House and Trump round on Apple in iOS security row

Both officials speaking for the White House and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have lashed out at Apple over its refusal to comply with FBI security requests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2016 at 10:38AM in News
Apple says no to FBI's iPhone security backdoor request

Apple says no to FBI's iPhone security backdoor request

iPhone manufacturer Apple has publicly stated that it will not abide by an FBI request to build in a way for authorities to bypass iOS security.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2016 at 10:14AM in News