PlayStation Network

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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PlayStation Network “Welcome Back” Program Available Now!

PlayStation Network “Welcome Back” Program Available Now!

If you've been wondering about what happened to the whole PlayStation Network "Welcome Back" package, well, wonder no more. The program has officially kicked off today. It's been about two weeks since we last revealed the details, which include free games and free subscription trials. But to answer all the questions you might have about how to claim your free stuff, Sony has provided a long questions and answers list, which we've included after the cut.

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Sony: PSN back online on Friday (but Japan & others miss out)

Sony: PSN back online on Friday (but Japan & others miss out)

Sony will miss its May 31 self-imposed deadline for full restoration of the PlayStation Network, instead promising to have all services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia - excluding Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea - active once more by the end of the week. The embarrassing, ongoing delay in Sony's home country is apparently due to more stringent information security mandates from the Japanese government; Sony has declined to comment on delays in other parts of Asia.

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First Sony and now PBS: Look out Big Bird

First Sony and now PBS: Look out Big Bird

LuzSec, the group that preciously took credit for hacking the website for Sony BMG in Japan, has claimed credit for cracking PBS’s website and posting all of its login credentials. According to LuzSec, they were “less than impressed” with the Frontline coverage of the WikiLeaks special entitled WikiSectrets. Is Elmo next? Who knows what Oscar the Grouch has hidden away in that trash can of his. Apparently LuzSec was not the only one critical of the WikiLeaks special. But LuzSec has more attacks in store, read on for the rest of the story.

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PSN Breach or Not: I Don’t Like Online Gaming Anyway

PSN Breach or Not: I Don’t Like Online Gaming Anyway

When Sony’s PlayStation Network service was hacked in April and the company was forced to take it offline until earlier this month, there were many gamers out there that were upset to see it go. Those gamers had been playing online titles for quite some time on their PlayStation 3 devices, and if they didn’t have an Xbox 360, they didn’t have a worthwhile online-gaming experience to turn to.

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PlayStation Network Asia back online Friday: Compensation detailed

PlayStation Network Asia back online Friday: Compensation detailed

Sony's restoration of the PlayStation Network continues, with Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand all set to get their online gaming and Qriocity streaming media back from tomorrow, Friday May 28. The functionality will include online play for the PS3 and PSP, PlayStation Home, Friend List services and the network functionality for the Torne digital TV tuner.

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