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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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Thinnest PlayStation Yet in PS3 Model Revealed Today in Japan

Thinnest PlayStation Yet in PS3 Model Revealed Today in Japan

So you think you've got the tiniest PS3 on the market, yes? Perhaps you've got the one that's sucking up the smallest amount of your power and you're quite happy with the minuscule amount of energy it taps into your bills with, yes? Sony does not agree with you. They've got a brand new model that's even thinner, even greener I daresay than the previous champion. This device goes by the code CECH-3000B, a Japanese version of the previously revealed CECH-3001B, this newest model featuring a tiny 200W power draw instead of 230W on the current smallest model PlayStation 3 gaming console. Time to add a few books to the shelf!

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Sony knew PSN hack scale earlier than admitted tips government report

Sony knew PSN hack scale earlier than admitted tips government report

Sony has been accused of purposefully delaying its public announcements regarding the extent of the PlayStation Network hack, with official Japanese government documentation suggesting that gaming chief Kaz Hirai gave incorrect information in his May 1 public statement. According to the report, which Kyodo news acquired under a freedom of information request, Sony internally confirmed on April 25 (US time) that a "fairly large amount of data" had been stolen by hackers; however, Sony's press release the following day suggested only that the company could not "rule out the possibility" that personal data had been leaked.

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