Tag Archives: security

The Sun fights back in Xbox Live ‘hacking’ saga

UK national newspaper The Sun is not sitting down in its campaign about alleged Xbox Live hacking. Earlier this week The Sun ran a story on the front page claiming that users of Xbox Live were seeing their accounts hacked and money stolen. Microsoft responded by denying any talk of …

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UPDATED: MS responds to The Sun claims, says XBL "has not been hacked"

Though MCV contests that users falling for fake phishing emails are not Microsoft’s responsibility, the platform holder has responded to claims made in today’s copy of The Sun. The paper this morning reported that users of the service were being robbed by online conmen. What it failed to adequately highlight, …

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Valve confirms Steam hacker attack

Valve has confirmed rumours circulating earlier this week that hackers have compromised the Steam network and, most worryingly, a database of information and personal data was compromised. A plundered Steam database, managed by games giant Valve, contains information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing …

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Hackers accused of Steam forum assault

Valve’s Steam forums are currently offline, and users have accused a hacking group of being responsible. Eurogamer reports that the email from Steampowered.com was distributed to some users: "Ever wanted to dominate the servers you play on with guaranteed results, but you were too afraid to cheat because of ban …

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Lord of the Rings Online suffers forum hack

Players of PC MMO Lord of the Rings Online have been warned about a ‘security issue’ on the game’s forums. Developer Turbine issued a statement informing gamers that some of their accounts may have been breached. The game itself remains unaffected. Recently, we were made aware of an issue with …

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Hacking spree harms consumer confidence

Notorious hacking groups may be retreating from games, but the damage is already done. Network breaches have put a big dent in consumer confidence results of an MCV survey show have shown. And the biggest blow? Over a half of download-loving gamers say their faith in games publishers has plummeted. …

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SURVEY: Do you trust digital games services?

Barely a day has gone by this month without the words "hack" or "breach" appearing in headlines. And we want to know what effect that has had on the trust people place in digital download platforms and other online gaming services. You can take part by clicking here. Having reported …

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Sony ‘laid off security staff’ prior to PSN hack

An American lawsuit filed this week alleges that Sony laid off a number of staff in charge of maintaining the security of its online networks. It also claims that the company invested more in securing its corporate information than it did in protecting the details of its customers. Reuters reports …

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