Entries in 'security' (56)

The Sun fights back in Xbox Live 'hacking' saga

The Sun fights back in Xbox Live 'hacking' saga

UK national newspaper The Sun is not sitting down in its campaign about alleged Xbox Live hacking.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2011 at 11:06AM in News
UPDATED: MS responds to The Sun claims, says XBL "has not been hacked"

UPDATED: MS responds to The Sun claims, says XBL "has not been hacked"

Though MCV contests that users falling for fake phishing emails are not Microsoft’s responsibility, the platform holder has responded to claims made in today’s copy of The Sun.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2011 at 2:05PM in News
Valve confirms Steam hacker attack

Valve confirms Steam hacker attack

Valve has confirmed rumours circulating earlier this week that hackers have compromised the Steam network and, most worryingly, a database of information and personal data was compromised.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2011 at 8:12AM in News
Hackers accused of Steam forum assault

Hackers accused of Steam forum assault

Valve’s Steam forums are currently offline, and users have accused a hacking group of being responsible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2011 at 11:33AM in News

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Lord of the Rings Online suffers forum hack

Lord of the Rings Online suffers forum hack

Players of PC MMO Lord of the Rings Online have been warned about a ‘security issue’ on the game’s forums.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 19th 2011 at 10:17AM in News
Hacking spree harms consumer confidence

Hacking spree harms consumer confidence

Notorious hacking groups may be retreating from games, but the damage is already done.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 30th 2011 at 10:41AM in News
SURVEY: Do you trust digital games services?

SURVEY: Do you trust digital games services?

Barely a day has gone by this month without the words "hack" or "breach" appearing in headlines.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 24th 2011 at 1:40PM in News
Sony 'laid off security staff' prior to PSN hack

Sony 'laid off security staff' prior to PSN hack

An American lawsuit filed this week alleges that Sony laid off a number of staff in charge of maintaining the security of its online networks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2011 at 11:10AM in News

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Has LulzSec hacked the UK Census?

Has LulzSec hacked the UK Census?

Forget everything that has gone before. If rumours of LulzSec's latest hack are proven to be true, the group may just have made a politically significant assault.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2011 at 11:52AM in News
SURVEY: Have hackers undermined digital gaming?

SURVEY: Have hackers undermined digital gaming?

Barely a day has gone by this month without the words "hack" or "breach" appearing in headlines.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 17th 2011 at 12:19PM in News
OPINION: How Do You Solve A Problem Like LulzSec?

OPINION: How Do You Solve A Problem Like LulzSec?

When will it all end? Hacker group LulzSec launched its most ferocious assault to date last night, taking down three video games services in the process.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2011 at 9:21AM in News
LulzSec exposes NHS security gaps

LulzSec exposes NHS security gaps

Infamous hack collective LulzSec has warned the NHS that its computer network is vulnerable to cyber attack.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jun 10th 2011 at 5:33PM in News

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Codemasters the latest hack victim

Codemasters the latest hack victim

UK publisher Codemasters has become the latest games company to see its online portal compromised by hackers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 10th 2011 at 3:42PM in News
Now Nintendo server is hacked

Now Nintendo server is hacked

Nintendo has become the latest games firm to fall victim to an online data hack, the Japanese company has confirmed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 6th 2011 at 10:57AM in News
Sony 'should hire hackers'

Sony 'should hire hackers'

Today marks the long-awaited return of the PlayStation Store, but one hacker has said that the network will remain unsafe until Sony hires hackers directly to test its security.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2011 at 2:41PM in News

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Sony offers PSN identity theft protection

Sony offers PSN identity theft protection

Platform holder Sony is providing PlayStation Network users with identity theft protection following its security breach.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 18th 2011 at 11:41AM in News
Sony talks new PSN security measures

Sony talks new PSN security measures

Sony has detailed ambitious plans to protect its PlayStation Network from future hacks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2011 at 12:49PM in News
MP warns Sony over PSN saga

MP warns Sony over PSN saga

Sony must make online security a new priority, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has said in response to the PlayStation Network data breach.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2011 at 12:59PM in News
Visa assures PSN users

Visa assures PSN users

Global payments company Visa has said that customers need not automatically cancel their cards, but should remain vigilant for the time being.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2011 at 12:45PM in News
Sony questioned by US senator

Sony questioned by US senator

A US senator has written directly to Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Jack Tretton about the troubles surrounding PlayStation Network.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 27th 2011 at 11:55AM in News
Sony explains six day wait

Sony explains six day wait

With the catastrophic security failure that has blighted PSN all over the national press this morning, Sony has attempted to address the main criticism currently being thrown its way – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2011 at 9:41AM in News
Worries surround PSN card security

Worries surround PSN card security

Six days on and we're still none the wiser as to the nature of the "external intrusion" that has lead to the collapse of PSN – and customers are starting ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2011 at 11:10AM in News
Play.com calms security fears

Play.com calms security fears

The CEO of online retail Play.com has moved to clam any worried customers following the recent security breach that has hit the firm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2011 at 11:27AM in News
Play.com suffers security breach

Play.com suffers security breach

Online retail giant Play.com has suffered an unspecified security failure that has lead to the loss of some customer information including names and email addresses.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2011 at 8:38AM in News