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Take-Two takes action against more GTA V hack tools

The world of Grand Theft Auto Online has been made considerably cleaner as publisher Take-Two continues its crusade to clamp down on modding tools. Hot on the heels of its cease and desist to the makers of the popular Open IV modding tool, the publisher has now forced the takedown …

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Teenager responsible for Sony and Microsoft hacks jailed

20 year-old Adam Mudd has been sentenced to two years in jail for creating a hacking program that was responsible for downing Sony and Microsoft’s networks. The Guardian reports that Mudd, who was 16 at the time, created a program called Titanium Stresser that was designed to shut down services …

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Hackers claim early Switch success thanks to Apple loophole

It has been available for a little over a week but already one hacker claims to have snuck behind the Nintendo Switch’s security protection. Gizmodo reports that an old technique used by iOS jailbreakers has provided the breakthrough. Jailbreaking is the name of the process through which iPhones and iPads …

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New Mirai botnet could make PSN and Xbox Live "sitting ducks" at Christmas

Security experts say that gaming networks, such as Xbox Live and PSN, will be high on the list of potential targets for the new generation of botnet attacks. That could spell disaster for the industry during one of its key gaming seasons, again. Igal Zeifman, security evangelist at Imperva said: …

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Yahoo suffers world’s biggest data breach

Around half a billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in a security breach in 2014, it has been confirmed. The hackers, whom Yahoo has said were state-sponsored, accessed names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and even security questions and answers, as were encrypted passwords. The news could very well cast …

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Denuvo appears to have been cracked

PC gaming’s brief flirtation with watertight security may already be over. TorrentFreak reports that Denuvo, which had proved so successful that one of China’s biggest hacking groups called it quits altogether, now seems to have been properly cracked wide open. Until now, and despite a few rumours, FIFA 16 stood …

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Blizzard being ruthless with its Overwatch cheating bans

Those who decide to cheat at Overwatch can expect the very harshest retaliation from developer Blizzard. In an age where PC players of titles like Dark Souls 3 and The Division have to endure some quite serious hacking among the online community, Blizzard says it is determined to make sure …

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Bandai Namco rolls back Dark Souls 3 patch designed to address hacking problem

A patch that was released to try and address hacking in the PC version of Dark Souls 3 has been revoked after it caused widespread freezing problems for players. Developer From Software last week updated the RPG to try and address the high-profile hacking of the game that led to …

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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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Dark Souls 3 PC players in disarray over hacking claims

The PC version of Dark Souls 3 is on the brink of descending into disarray. First off, let’s recap the game’s struggles thus far: On launch a high number of players were experiencing crashes, typically when near a bonfire. This seemed to be fixable by turning lighting down to low, …

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