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CeX suffers online security breach

Retailer CeX has suffered an online security breach. In an email to customers this morning, the retailer said it was investigating the breach "as a priority" and promised it was "taking a number of measures to prevent this from happening again." According to the email from managing director David Mullins, …

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Rockstar cracks down on GTA Online cheaters by removing their money

Rockstar has removed trillions of dollars from the GTA Online economy after taking away any cash made through mods or hacks. Any illegitimately gained in-game money has been removed from players’ accounts, with some accounts being reset to $0. This has mainly been targeted at those who have used external …

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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. Polygon reports that the game featured in a new exploit that bypassed some of the console’s security protection. A similar scenario played out …

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PS4 hit with hack, is running custom Linux OS

Hacking group fail0verflow has taken the biggest stride yet toward a full-scale hack of Sony’s PS4. The group, which Eurogamer reports has previously been responsible for discovering exploits on the PS3, Wii and Wii U, has not only bypassed some of the machine’s security systems, however – it has even …

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FIFA YouTubers robbed by online thieves

Six YouTube stars known for their hugely popular FIFA videos have been targeted by hackers. AnesonGib, W2S, Nepenthez, Nick28T, Bateson87 and matthdgamer have a combined audience of more than five million YouTube subscribers and post guides, tips and more video each week, with each video often seeing hundreds of thousands …

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Epic Games forums hacked, taken offline

Gears of War, Unreal Tournament and Fortnite studio Epic has shutdown its forums after confirming they had been breached by a hacker. Acknowledging the intrusion in an email to members of its community, Epic admitted that the incident may have resulted in unauthorised access to your username, email address, password …

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GitHub downed by DDoS attack

GitHub is one of several major firms that has been the victim of cyber attacks over the last few days. We are currently experience the largest DDoS [distributed denial of service] attack in GitHub’s history,” wrote the firm’s systems engineer Jesse Newland in anofficial blog post."Based on reports we’ve received, …

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Sony refusing to refund PSN hack victim

The protection offered to those whose PlayStation Network accounts have been hacked has been called into question following the plight of one PS4 owner. GameSpot reports that that a Reddit user named Kadjer saw his PSN account hijacked and $600 worth of content purchased through his account. Furthermore, his PS4 …

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Raptr users warned to change passwords after site hack

Video games social network Raptr has said that some of its users’ data may have been accessed in a recent hack of its servers. As a consequence, founder and CEO Dennis Fong has advised all users to reset their passwords, even though the data that was potentially accessed was part …

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