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PlayStation Network breach earns max cash fine from ICO (2 years late)

PlayStation Network breach earns max cash fine from ICO (2 years late)

This week the folks at the UK-based Information Commissioner's Office have made it clear that under the Data Protection Act they've had "one of the most serious" dealings in history with PlayStation's privacy blunder up for charge here in 2013. The actual offense that's being fined occurred back in 2011 when Sony had a security breach and millions of gamers' information sets were leaked online by hackers. The fine that's being issued is no more than £250,000, this being the maximum the ICO is able to push against a private company.

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Anonymous claims new PSN hack, Sony says it didn’t happen

Anonymous claims new PSN hack, Sony says it didn’t happen

Here's something that's rather interesting: Anonymous is claiming that it has hacked the PlayStation Network, making off with information on 10 million accounts. Anonymous announced the hack on its Twitter account just over an hour ago (though that tweet has since been removed), and someone claiming to be "the man behind Anonymous" posted this list of emails and encrypted passwords reportedly stolen from PSN as proof of the attack.

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Sony PS3 Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events may be coming soon

Sony PS3 Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events may be coming soon

Apparently Sony is working on getting the online multiplayer events for Mass Effect 3, which have until now only been live on the Xbox 360 and PC, to the PS3 console. A lot of hubbub was made over the last several days after it was revealed that it was Sony's fault, not game developer Bioware's, because for some inexplicable reason Sony was preventing the events from happening on the PlayStation Network.

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Sony PS3 grabs content IDs when connected to Vita

Sony PS3 grabs content IDs when connected to Vita

Apparently when you connect your PlayStation Vita to your PS3, the PS3 will automatically locate and store all the content IDs from your PlayStation Network account. This, surmises the hacker who made this discovery, means that it's possible for Sony to invalidate content on your systems regardless of where you acquired it.

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Hackers stole 50K track Michael Jackson back catalog from Sony

Hackers stole 50K track Michael Jackson back catalog from Sony

Back in Michael Jackson's heyday in the 80s, I was a fan of the Thriller album that you couldn't seem to get away from. Jackson's later albums didn't really interest me, so I never followed much of his later works. I certainly didn't know the Jackson had a 50,000 track back catalog that Sony had purchased from the late performers' estate for $250 million last year.

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PlayStation Network down until midnight: it’s not just you

PlayStation Network down until midnight: it’s not just you

Sony's web-connected PlayStation Network has been taken down for maintenance today, a scheduled event ending at midnight PST. This event was planned well in advance and, unlike the break-downs and hacks of 2011, is nothing to worry about as far as gamers personal data and security on the whole goes. This maintenance began early this morning at 6 AM PST and will be fully complete by tomorrow.

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Sony reveals new PSN hack attempt

Sony reveals new PSN hack attempt

Sony has revealed details on a new security issue, with hackers supposedly testing a 93,000-strong list of leaked usernames and passwords to see if they'll grant access to the PlayStation Network and other services. "The overwhelming majority" of the attacks, Sony's Chief Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger confirmed on the company's PlayStation blog, have failed, leading the company to suspect that the inaccurate list has come from a third-party source rather than Sony's own servers. As well as the PSN, the Sony Entertainment Network and Sony Online Entertainment networks were targeted.

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LulzSec hacker teen bailed: Details of 750,000 found on PC

LulzSec hacker teen bailed: Details of 750,000 found on PC

The teenage LulzSec hacker arrested by British police last week has been released on bail this morning, despite investigations discovering the personal details of 750,000 individuals on computers seized from his home. Jake Davis, who is believed to be LulzSec spokesperson Topiary, was granted bail after the judge took into account his age, clean record and the "considerable shock" of his arrest and the media's reaction to it, The FT reports. Davis appeared at the court in London wearing Neo-style sunglasses and clutching a copy of Free Radicals: the Secret Anarchy of Science.

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Sony’s insurance company sues to deny data breach coverage

Sony’s insurance company sues to deny data breach coverage

It's been a while now since we heard anything more on the massive security breach that happened to the Sony PSN this year. Sony finally has the entire network up and running again around the world, but it is still predicting a massive loss due to the hack. Last month a report claimed that Sony knew the scale of the attack earlier than it admitted. I never really thought about insurance on Sony's part, but apparently, the company has insurance policies that cover all sorts of contingencies that might affect business.

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