Tag Archives: security

Sony DADC builds bigger distribution centre

Sony DADC is building an ‘enhanced’ distribution centre in Enfield after the original was burnt down during the London riots last year. The CD and entertainment goods manufacturer and distributor will construct the building on the same site in North London, which it says will boast ‘more capacity, technology investment …

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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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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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Now Microsoft denies Xbox.com security loophole

For the second time this year Microsoft has been forced to issue a statement insisting that Xbox Live is safe. The claims relate to allegations from US gamer Jason Coutee that a workaround exists that allows people to obtain a user ID confirmation from Xbox Live and then an unlimited …

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Microsoft reaffirms Xbox Live security, refunds wronged blogger

There has been no breach to the security of our Xbox Live service.” That’s the simple message from Microsoft today in response to fresh claims last week about security problems with its online content network. And, as it did last year in response to a story in UK newspaper The …

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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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Microsoft insists again: Xbox Live "has not been hacked"

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has responded to the latest claims from UK newspaper The Sun, insisting for a second time that Xbox Live has most certainly not been hacked. The assurance comes despite ongoing claims from The Sun that users have not succumb merely to a phishing scam. Indeed, …

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