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Twitch makes users reset passwords after two potential hacks

Streaming video giant Twitch is forcing users to change their passwords after what was described as unauthorised access to some Twitch user account information”. Furthermore, some users who have already reset their passwords have been contacted again to say that their new password needs changing following another infringement. For your …

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Teenager arrested over PSN and Xbox Live DDoS attacks

A teenager from Merseyside has been arrested in connection to DDoS attacks on PSN and Xbox Live. Sky News reports that a joint operation between the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU)and the FBI led to the arrest on suspicion of unauthorised access to computer material and making threats …

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Hirai uses CES to criticise Sony Pictures hackers

The boss of PlayStation owner Sony has used the CES 2015 press to slam the hackers who attacked Sony Pictures last year. "Both Sony, former employees and current employees were the victim of one of the most vicious and malicious cyber attacks in recent history," the former PlayStation boss told …

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Nintendo pulls 3DS hack title Cubic Ninja from Japanese eShop

The game at the centre of a 3DS hacking method has been pulled from sale. Ubisoft platformer Cubic Ninja was only ever released digitally in Japan but Tiny Cartridge reports that Nintendo has now pulled the game from the region’s eShop. MCV last week reported that a new hack for …

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Hackers convicted for unreleased Xbox code theft

Four hackers have been convicted in the US having admitted to the theft of unreleased game code from Xbox Live. The United States Department of Justice said the men stole up to $100m worth of software and IP from networks owned by Microsoft, Epic Games, Valve, Zombie Studios and, crucially …

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eBay tells users to change passwords after database attack

Leading online retailer eBay has urged its users to change their passwords after its systems were attacked by hackers. The company has revealed that the attack actually took place in February and early March and involved the theft of encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of …

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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. Chief amongst the victims is Steam, which is experiencing seemingly random downtime affecting both the Steam store and the network’s community features. Also experiencing trouble is EA’s Origin service which is …

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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. League of Legends is one of the most played games on the planet, boasting millions of users worldwide, but the attacks are said to have targeted North …

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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. The studio took four of its websites offline over the weekend – Crytek.com, MyCrysis.com, Crydev.net and MyCryenginge.com. Each carried the following message: "We recently became aware of suspicious activity relating to some …

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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. A Turkish security researcher now claims that he was responsible for the violation, which he claims has exposed flaws in Apple’s system. Last Thursday [July 18th], …

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