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LulzSec Has Some Fun With Their 1000th Tweet LulzSec Has Some Fun With Their 1000th Tweet
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What, exactly, is the appeal of LulzSec? Here lately, just about every move the group has made gets large amounts of Internet media love, with rarely a dissenting look. This publication, including this author, is guilty of the same. In …

LulzSec Takes Down CIA.gov, Hacking Simply for Enjoyment LulzSec Takes Down CIA.gov, Hacking Simply for Enjoyment

The hacker group LulzSec, famous for their gaming community hacks, is moving on to bigger targets. While the group has claimed responsibility for hacks and data dumps against Sony, Bethesda, and Nintendo in the past, they recently went after the …

LulzSec’s Titanic Takeover Tuesday Takes Down Gaming Communites LulzSec’s Titanic Takeover Tuesday Takes Down Gaming Communites

Alliteration aside, Tuesday, June 14, proved to be a productive day for the hacktivist group of the moment, LulzSec. Granted, productive is a relative term here, but whatever your views are towards the mischievous hacker community, the group did get …

PlayStation Network Hackers Arrested in Spain PlayStation Network Hackers Arrested in Spain
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It looks like the first arrests in the April PlayStation Network hack have been made. The Spanish National Police say that they have detained three people – one man and two of unknown gender – in connection with the attacks …

PlayStation Store Back Online, Welcome Back Package Not Yet Live PlayStation Store Back Online, Welcome Back Package Not Yet Live
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It looks as though the PlayStation Network is finally up and running at full capacity today, as Sony has announced via the PlayStation blog that the PlayStation Store is now available. On Tuesday, Sony promised that the PSN would be …

Sony Hack The Next Goal of PBS Hackers LulzSec Sony Hack The Next Goal of PBS Hackers LulzSec
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LulzSec says that it is “the beginning of the end” for Sony. The hacker group has officially made Sony their number one priority after their successful and highly publicized attack of PBS earlier this week. In response to the PBS …

Weinergate Not What You Think, Exactly What You Think Weinergate Not What You Think, Exactly What You Think
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The tendency for everyone in this country to attach the “gate” suffix to every scandal typically annoys the hell out of me. “Gate” is not a suffix meaning scandal or controversy, it’s just part of the name of the Watergate …

Sony Hacked Again, BMG Greece Latest Target Sony Hacked Again, BMG Greece Latest Target

Exposing Sony’s security flaws is so in right now. As everyone is well aware, it has been a rough month or so for Sony. Although Sony’s troubles began with original hacks by the group Anonymous months ago, it was the …

PlayStation Network Not Hacked, Says Sony PlayStation Network Not Hacked, Says Sony
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Earlier today, it was reported that just two days after initial restoration of the PSN had begun, Sony’s network may have been compromised once again. Through independent tests, Nyleveia reported that a new breach was allowing hackers the ability to …

PlayStation Network Hacked Again? PlayStation Network Hacked Again?
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UPDATE: Sony is now denying that any new hack has occurred. It has been only 2 days since Sony began restoring some services of its PSN network and Qriocity. Online multiplayer became available for most people on Sunday, prompting a …

PlayStation Network “Customer Appreciation Program” Detailed PlayStation Network “Customer Appreciation Program” Detailed
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We’ve known that some sort of apology schwag pack has been in the pipeline since the early days of the PlayStation Network outage. As the downtime stretched to nearly one month, many were wondering how Sony was going to make …

While Sony Struggles, Xbox Helps You Try on Clothes While Sony Struggles, Xbox Helps You Try on Clothes
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The recent legacy of the Sony Playstation and its related troubles have been well documented — and discussed — here. The once-open system has now sunken into a quagmire of a failed network and heavy-handed legal tactics, all in an …

PlayStation Network Downtime Prompting Massive Trade-Ins in the UK PlayStation Network Downtime Prompting Massive Trade-Ins in the UK
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One of the big questions surrounding this whole PSN outage cluster-you-know-what has been brand loyalty.  At what point will PS3 owners jump ship and swim on over to Xbox 360 island? Over the course of the outage, I have asked …

PlayStation Network Back Up For Matchmaking Soon? PlayStation Network Back Up For Matchmaking Soon?
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UPDATE: This was just posted to the official PlayStation blog: I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at …

PlayStation Network Hackers to Get a Bounty on Their Heads? PlayStation Network Hackers to Get a Bounty on Their Heads?
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It looks like Sony might just be as clueless about the PSN attacks as they say they are. All Things Digital is reporting that their sources say that Sony is debating the pros and cons of issuing a reward for …

PlayStation Network Down Until May 31st? PlayStation Network Down Until May 31st?
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According to a Tokyo-based Sony spokesman, the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services may not get a full reboot until May 31st. Shigenori Yoshida told Bloomberg that Sony is currently uncertain when they can begin to restore services. He says that …

PlayStation Network to be Hacked Again? PlayStation Network to be Hacked Again?
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If these latest rumors have merit, then it really couldn’t get any worse for Sony. CNET is exclusively reporting that an undisclosed group of hackers are planning another attack on the PSN as early as this weekend.  From CNET: An …

PlayStation Network Not The Only Breach, Says Sony PlayStation Network Not The Only Breach, Says Sony
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Sony has just announced that the scope of their “external intrusion” is much greater than they had thought. Of course, the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been down since on or about April 19th.  Sony has confirmed that its …

PlayStation Network Back This Week, Sony to Give Out Presents PlayStation Network Back This Week, Sony to Give Out Presents
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The PSN saga may be coming to an end, as Sony’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications Patrick Seybold made what is surely his most crowd-pleasing statement of the whole ordeal.  Seybold announced via PlayStation blog that the PSN and Qriocity …

PlayStation Network Users’ Credit Card Info Stolen, Says Hackers PlayStation Network Users’ Credit Card Info Stolen, Says Hackers
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Ever since the PSN went down, and Sony admitted that the cause was an “external intrusion,” the biggest fear for PS3 owners was the issue of compromised information.  If someone had breached the PSN, then their personal info and passwords …

PlayStation Network Back Online Within a Week (Maybe) PlayStation Network Back Online Within a Week (Maybe)
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When it’s all said and done, it looks like the PSN may be down for over 2 weeks. The latest official update posted to the PlayStation blog takes the form of a Q&A, much of it mirroring questions outlined yesterday …