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Sony Targeted for Another Attack this Weekend

Sony Targeted for Another Attack this Weekend

Sony has been a major target of hackers ever since it's ill-fated lawsuit against George "Geohot" Hotz. The PlayStation Network attack has drawn attention from the FBI, the Department of Justice, Congress, and the New York State Attorney General. Sony responded via letter to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on Wednesday, defending their response to the PSN attack. Now, it appears that Sony is a target once again. A group of hackers is apparently planning a major attack against Sony's website this weekend.

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European PlayStation Network anti-fraud protection “close”

European PlayStation Network anti-fraud protection “close”

US PlayStation Network users (and those getting their streaming goodness from Qriocity) already know how Sony plans to protect their identity, thanks to a 12 month bundled subscription to Debix's AllClear ID Plus service, but European gamers will have to wait a little longer. The European PlayStation Blog has confirmed that a "very similar" scheme is in the works, but will take a little longer to announce.

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Sony CEO apologizes for PSN breach: Free identity theft protection detailed

Sony CEO apologizes for PSN breach: Free identity theft protection detailed

Sony CEO Howard Stringer has published a public letter of apology for the PlayStation Network hack crisis, announcing the first aspect of Sony's promised compensation for US PSN users and Qriocity subscribers. Sony is offering 12 months subscription to Debix's AllClear ID Plus service, which includes monitoring and surveillance of potential fraudulent activity, priority access to identity theft restitution services, and a $1m identity theft insurance policy per user.

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Anonymous denies Sony PSN “We are Legion” calling card

Anonymous denies Sony PSN “We are Legion” calling card

Hacking collective Anonymous has reportedly denied being responsible for planting a file seemingly incriminating itself in the PlayStation Network hack, suggesting that instead the group has been framed by whoever completed the exploit and stole millions of user records and credit card data. Kazuo Hirai, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sony Computer Entertainment America, had told a US subcommittee investigating data theft that the file - named Anonymous and containing the phrase "We are Legion" - was discovered on one of the hacked Sony Online Entertainment servers.

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Sony Responds to the House of Representatives Hearing on Data Theft

Sony Responds to the House of Representatives Hearing on Data Theft

The attack on Sony's Playstation Network is getting serious attention from the U.S. House of Representatives today, as the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing today. The subject? “The Threat of Data Theft to American Consumers.” Sony had declined to appear at the hearing, but Kazuo Hirai, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sony Computer Entertainment America, has sent in written responses to questions posed by the subcommittee. We have followed the PSN story very closely, as Sony has struggled to deal with the "very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack" on its network.

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Sony opts out of Data Theft congressional hearing

Sony opts out of Data Theft congressional hearing

Sony may know all about the dangers of data theft, but the company has declined to testify at an imminent US Congressional hearing on just that topic. "The Threat of Data Theft to American Consumers" is the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade's topic this Wednesday, but Sony declined an invite citing "an ongoing investigation." However, the company will be providing responses to questions posed by the subcommittee regarding the PlayStation Network data breach.

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Sony Online Entertainment Offline During Hacker Investigation

Sony Online Entertainment Offline During Hacker Investigation

Ruh roh! Looks like Sony might again be suffering from security breakdown fever. I'm sure you're aware of the PlayStation Network debacle that's recently soured the early afternoon activities of thousands of gamers across the world - if not, take a peek at SG Comics from this morning: it'll explain everything. Then today's attack appears to have targeted Sony Online Entertainment and 12,700 credit card numbers may well be being used to purchase electronics by villains!

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SG Comics Presents: PlayStation Network Outage

SG Comics Presents: PlayStation Network Outage

The PlayStation Network outage looks to be resolved soon with the latest response from Sony stating that services will start coming back this week. Many PSN subscribers were upset with the situation, both frustrated at Sony's delay in response and at the hackers responsible. However, many couldn't help but aim their anger at Sony, with reports claiming 1 out of 5 would switch to the Xbox. Nonetheless, will Sony's response be enough for PSN subscribers and will they be able to regain trust? For both panels of this week's comic, continue after the cut.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Monday bought with it news that Nintendo was set to unveil a replacement for the Wii console at E3 this summer. The console itself is due to land for purchase sometime next year according to reports. The biggest story of the week has been the Sony PSN outage. Sony admitted that the Dev accounts and user accounts were hacked by outside sources.

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