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PSN loyalty intact, GameSpot survey suggests

It has been one of toughest PR tests in PlayStation history, but a new survey from consumer site GameSpot suggests that users are sticking with their PS3s despite the lengthy PSN outage. According to data obtained by the site’s GameStop Trax research division, 67 per cent of PS3 owners questioned …

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Sony suffers new data loss

PSN remains online, but it seems that hackers are not letting up on their tirade against PlayStation platform holder Sony. Reuters reports that Sony websites from three different countries have been hacked. In addition, it claims that the personal in formation of 8,500 customers has been stolen from its Sony …

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OPINION: Lesson learned for Sony

The ‘PSN crisis’ is thankfully over. The service is slowly rolling back out again, more secure than ever, and consumers have been handed some free content for the inconvenience. Material effects of the actual ‘pain’ are still undefined. Obviously, PSN downtime suspended both ongoing revenues from first and third-party games …

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Sony talks new PSN security measures

Sony has detailed ambitious plans to protect its PlayStation Network from future hacks. New measures include a complete migration of its servers to a new data centre, encryption enhancements and automated software monitoring. A list of the improvements can be found on Develop.

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MP warns Sony over PSN saga

Sony must make online security a new priority, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has said in response to the PlayStation Network data breach. But he insisted the Government would not interfere with the Information Commissioner’s Office on whether to fine Sony. Clearly, as more and more companies move their products online …

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THQ and EA discuss PSN hack

Leading execs from two of the world’s biggest publishers have downplayed the economic impact that the collapse of PSN has had on their companies. "Obviously, we’re hopeful that, that comes back online as quickly as possible," EA CFO Eric Brown told investors. "We are aware that heading into the construction …

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PSN downtime costs dev ‘thousands’

The ongoing global shutdown of the PlayStation Network has left a UK studio with absolutely no revenues” for a week. The head of the studio, who wishes to remain anonymous, predicts further woes when the network comes back online. What we’re concerned about is how many people are going to …

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Worries surround PSN card security

Six days on and we’re still none the wiser as to the nature of the "external intrusion" that has lead to the collapse of PSN – and customers are starting to get worried. At the first the concern was one of inconvenience. Easter is a busy weekend for many gamers …

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Nightmare Easter for Sony

It’s a nightmare for PS3 owners, it’s a nightmare for content providers but most of all it’s a huge nightmare for Sony. A long bank holiday weekend is often a golden chance for gamers to get some serious hands on time with their consoles. But at the time of writing …

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Amazon outage ‘not a result of hack’

Amazon has stated that the outage that it suffered on Satudrady was a result of hardware failure and not online ‘hacktivism’ as has been claimed. An spokesman for the online retailer told Reuters that: The brief interruption to our European retail sites earlier today was due to hardware failure in …

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