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Leaked Letter from Sony Reveals More Details About PlayStation Network Hack

Leaked Letter from Sony Reveals More Details About PlayStation Network Hack

We have had a lot of news over the past 23 days about the hack and closure of Sony's PlayStation Network, but there are still a lot of questions over what exactly happened. Sony said in its letter to Congress that the attack was a “very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack”. And it certainly has set Sony back on its heels, with the network still down, and Sony still struggling to clean up the mess the hack has caused, and losing the trust of its users. Now, a letter sent from Sony to publishers of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity yesterday has been leaked, and we have a few more details about what happened.

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PSN outage bites as angry gamers defect to Xbox

PSN outage bites as angry gamers defect to Xbox

Gamers are not generally a patient lot, and they are unforgiving when it comes to errors and issues with a game. When an outage like the PSN being down for so long in the wake of the attacks on Sony servers drags on and no online games can be played patients is as thin as the emperor's new clothes. Sony has apologized for the outage and has noted that it will launch PSN service again as soon as possible, but gamers are apparently fed up with the wait.

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Sony May Offer Reward For Info To Help Catch PSN Hackers, Denies Claims Of Outdated Servers

Sony May Offer Reward For Info To Help Catch PSN Hackers, Denies Claims Of Outdated Servers

We mentioned earlier today that Sony is still uncertain when their PlayStation Network, Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment services can return online, although the plan at the moment is to reboot all the systems by May 31st. Sony's online gaming services were hacked over two weeks ago and the company is still scrambling to revamp security. But, now there are reports that Sony may consider offering a reward for information that can lead to the capture of the hackers responsible for the attack.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 7, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 7, 2011

Once again, we attempt to bring you a roundup of the week's tech news in under 6 minutes. The chaos of the Sony PlayStation Network breach continued into this past week. Apple unleashed an iOS update that addressed most of the location tracking concerns. Intel made their biggest announcement of the year with a new 22-nm 3D Tri-Gate transistor technology that really puts it ahead of the competition. Other major announcements came from the BlackBerry World conference as well as from a Samsung event. For the full list and video continue after the cut.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 19 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 19 2011

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. We had some interesting things going on in the tech world during the week. One of the interesting stories was the white iPhone and if it was thicker or not. Apple's Phil Schiller insists that the white iPhone is no thicker than the black one, but it does use a different sensor and camera design. The biggest news in the world this week was the fact that Osama Bin Laden was killed. One man unknowingly tweeted about the raid when it was going on mentioning a helicopter hovering, which wasn't usual.

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PlayStation Network stays offline as Sony discovers yet more issues

PlayStation Network stays offline as Sony discovers yet more issues

By now, Sony had hoped to have PlayStation Network users back online, gaming away merrily to make up for all that lost time. Unfortunately neither the PSN nor Qriocity media streaming services are functioning yet; according to Sony, they're "still working to confirm the security of the network infrastructure, as well as working with a variety of outside entities to confirm with them of the security of the system." In short: you'll have to wait some more.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 6 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 6 2011

Yesterday, all the excitement was at the AT&T/Samsung event where the Samsung Infuse was unveiled. Vince here at SlashGear posted a hands-on in record time, and Burnsy has now posted his over at Android Community. Watch for full reviews coming soon. So far, the 4G speeds have been just ok. Also, news that Apple may be ditching Intel for ARM, after news yesterday that ARM chips will be in 13% of computers by 2015. Plus, Chris Davies' thoughts on the subject. In other MacBook news, OWC's Mercury Aura Pro Express will give you more storage space, but it'll cost ya, bigtime. Plus, security, shortages, intersting keyboards, and T-Mobile's burning platform after the cut.

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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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