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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 scalps. Late last night the US government shut down Megaupload, a site that allows users to host large files and …

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Indie retailer Videogamesplus.ca hacked

Canadian games importer Videogamesplus.ca has reportedly been hacked, leading to the details of 21,000 customers being leaked online. Edge reports that a list of names, phone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords was uploaded to Pastebin, though links to the file have since been removed. Videogamesplus is a popular …

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GAME hacked

UPDATE: No we haven’t, says retail giant. Reports have suggested that leading UK specialist retailer GAME has had its online security breached in the latest attack by hackers. Customer information, including email addresses and passwords (stored as plain text) were obtained from the company’s website and posted on the internet, …

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New questions asked about Xbox Live security

A month and a half on from Microsoft’s assurances that hackers are not accessing Xbox Live customer details, fresh evidence has appeared suggesting that a problem persists. In November 2010 UK newspaper The Sun ran a front page story focusing on the alleged hack, though Microsoft quickly moved to dismiss …

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Square Enix confirms extent of web hack

The personal details of around 1.8m North American and Japanese customers of Square Enix could have been compromised in a recent web hack, the publisher has admitted. A server containing details of 1m Japanese members and 800k North American users of the Square Enix Members service was accessed in the …

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Hackers accused of Steam forum assault

Valve’s Steam forums are currently offline, and users have accused a hacking group of being responsible. Eurogamer reports that the email from Steampowered.com was distributed to some users: "Ever wanted to dominate the servers you play on with guaranteed results, but you were too afraid to cheat because of ban …

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Fresh hack rocks PlayStation Network

Sony has this morning confirmed that its PlayStation Network, as well as the Sony Entertainment Network and Sonly Online Entertainment, has for the second time been a victim of a cyber attack. Though significantly smaller than the high-profile breach that forced the closure of the network earlier this year, the …

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AMD confirms Dirt 3 code loss

Hardware manufacturer AMD has confirmed a data breach on servers housing codes for free copies of Codemasters racer Dirt 3. It was reported yesterday that anything in the region of 3m codes – which can be used to redeem a free copy of the game on Steam – had been …

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Star Wars Galaxies fan site hacked

The industry’s hacking woes have alleviated significantly in recent weeks, but a fresh attack today has acted as a reminder of the danger that potentially lays in wait. VentureBeat reports that Star Wars Galaxies fan site SWGalaxies.net has seen 21,000 email addresses and 23,000 passwords stolen by hackers. All of …

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Now BioWare server is hacked

Developer BioWare has confirmed hackers may have obtained the personal details of 18,000 users on Wednesday. Hackers gained illegal access to an old BioWare community server associated with the forums of RPG Neverwinter Nights. They may have taken user account names, passwords, email addresses and birth dates. BioWare said credit …

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