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Sony: Cold War can help us fight PSN hackers

Sony’s security boss and former US military man Brett Wahlin says protecting PSN is similar to the Cold War. The platform holder’s chief security officer was appointed last year following the PSN hack that brought down the PS3 online service and saw millions of users’ personal data unlawfully accessed. Wahlin …

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Lulzsec ‘leader’ outed as FBI insider

Infamous LulzSec hacking group leader Sabu has been cooperating with the FBI for several months as part of an investigation that has resulted in a number of arrests both sides of the Atlantic. Sabuwas unmaskedas 28-year-old unemployed New Yorker hector Xavier Monsegur and reports have suggested that he has been …

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Xbox Live has not been hacked. Oh, and Xbox Live has not been hacked

We think that’s the message Microsoft is trying to send in releasing an extensive statement that effectively reiterates what it has said many times before – Xbox Live has not, in fact, been hacked. Why is it having to repeat its stance? Because voices remain which insist that out there, …

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Hacker defaces EA forums

EA was forced to shut down its forums yesterday due to a hacker attack. The intruder defaced” the forum’s front page, though it is not believed that any personal data was accessed or lost. EA thinks it has identified and repaired the vulnerability that permitted the actions and the forums …

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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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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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EA, Nintendo and Sony withdraw SOPA support

Three of gaming’s biggest companies have withdrawn support for America’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). EA, Nintendo and Sony had all previously backed the movement but their names have since disappeared from the official list of corporate supporters. The move comes as hacker group Anonymous released a video threatening to …

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2011 REVIEW: Hacked off

Hacking has been one of the hottest stories of the year. From Wikileaks uncovering Government documents, to News of the World journalists breaking into the phones of celebrities, the storyof security breaches has dominated the headlines. But A-listers and political bodies weren’t the only victims – the games world was …

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Square says user info was not compromised in web hack

No personal information was accessed following the recent security breach of Square Enix member servers in Japan and North America. This is despite the publisher revealing last week that up to 1.8 million accounts may have been compromised, with information including customer names, phone numbers and e-mails. As a result, …

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Hackers bring down Square Enix websites

The North American and Japanese versions of the Square Enix Members websites have been taken offline following a suspected security breach. Square Enix is currently trying to determine if any personal information has been compromised. We have reason to believe that unknown parties may have gained unauthorized access to a …

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