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Xbox 360′s 54% failure rate.
The Xbox 360 breaks five times as often as its closest failure-prone competitor, the [...]
Youngster grabbed father’s pistol to gun him down
An angry four-year-old boy shot his father dead after he refused to buy him a PlayStation.
The Saudi Arabian youngster, from the southern Jizan area, grabbed his father’s pistol and gunned him down.
The child had reportedly asked his father to buy him a PlayStation and the shooting took place after the man returned home without the desired object.
Tragedy: An angry four-year-old boy shot his [...]
Facebook Inc. has friended a celebrated figure in hacking circles who recently tangled with Sony Corp.
The company confirmed that it has hired George Hotz, a young programming whiz who is also known by the handle GeoHot. A Facebook spokeswoman did not say what he was hired to do.
Read more: WSJ
A hacker group has claimed it has attacked the Sony network and stolen more than one million passwords, email addresses and other information.
Lulz Security said it broke into servers which run SonyPictures.com.
Sony said it was aware of Lulz Security’s statement and was investigating, the Associated Press reported.
In April, hackers broke into Sony’s PlayStation Network and stole data from more than 77 million accounts. – BBC
If you can’t get onto the Sony PlayStation Network right now, don’t panic.
It hasn’t been attacked again. Sony wrote this morning that the company would be pulling the network down for maintenance today in advance of its planned full restoration by the end of the week.
The firm said it’s “still on track” for that deadline, having missed its previous deadline to have the whole network back up [...]
Amidst the bad news about its earnings, Sony said it’s developing a new PlayStation console. (Kiyoshi Ota – BLOOMBERG) It’d be an understatement to say Sony’s had a rough quarter and the news it had to report in its earnings call Thursday bore that out. But a small tidbit from the games unit report has piqued some interest about the next PlayStation.
Chief financial officer Masaru Kato said on the [...]
Sony’s month-long adventure which started with the unexpected shutdown of the company’s PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment services — and ended with the rebuilding and relaunch of both — cost the company approximately $171 million. Sony revealed the figure in an updated investor forecast which estimates a $3.2 billion overall loss for the company in the quarter ending March 31 — most of which was due [...]
(CNN) — Sony on Tuesday reported another security breach, saying 8,500 user accounts had been compromised.
The company said that Sony Music Entertainment Greece learned about the data breach late Sunday. It affected artist websites where fans can sign up for newsletters.
The sites were taken down immediately, the company said.
The compromised records contained email addresses, phone numbers, user names and passwords.
However, no credit card data was stolen.
The sites, [...]
Sony’s nightmare may not be over yet. New reports show that PlayStation Network user accounts can be exploited by hackers through the password reset page.
According to Nylevia.com, which first spotted the vulnerability, hackers can use the PSN reset page to get into users’ accounts using only a PSN email and date of birth. Both of these pieces of information were stolen during the original breach. As a result, sign-in is [...]
After a massive global outage, Sony began restoring service to the PlayStation Network on Sunday. However, some are reporting that the PSN is already down again.
Users have taken to Twitter to complain about the alleged outage, which apparently occurred only hours after Sony began bringing the network back up.
“Playstation Network is Back down looks like the servers have crashed,” tweets @Lee240788
“Playstation Network was back up for about 10 minutes before going down [...]
Sony Corp. missed a deadline to restart operations of its online-gaming services, citing the need to test security improvements to its computer networks in the wake of a massive data breach.
The company on May 1 said it aimed to get gaming, music and video services of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services up within a week. But a Sony spokesman late Friday acknowledged that it wouldn’t resume operating over [...]
Fresh off the data breach that slammed Sony’s PlayStation Network, rival Microsoft has issued a security warning tied to Xbox Live and the Activision shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
At the support website for Xbox Live, Microsoft has posted a service alert stating that “users may receive potential phishing attempts via title specific messaging while playing Modern Warfare 2.”
Microsoft says they are working to resolve the [...]
Sony’s PlayStation Network went down on Wednesday, April 20. Three days later, nothing has really changed on the end of PSN users. What gives?
Earlier in April, the PlayStation Network went down due to hackers. It looks like another vulnerability has been exploited, and here’s the statement from the official PlayStation Blog:
An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a [...]
Cameron Pittman, 20, is facing charges of strong-arm robbery and violation of probation.
ST. PETERSBURG —
Police said a St. Petersburg man attempted to rob a convenience store using a Sony Playstation remote control.
According to reports, Cameron Pittman, 20, hid the game controller in his pocket and pretended it was a gun as he tried to rob the Sun Food Store on 62nd Avenue S. – Source