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Hacker cracks indie's PayPal account, orders PS4s with crowdfunded cash

With three days left in the Secrets of Rætikon Indiegogo campaign, developer Broken Rules discovered its PayPal account had been hacked and someone had spent $2,500, in part to order three PS4 consoles, studio co-founder Martin Pichlmair told Joystiq. Broken Rules contacted PayPal and put ...

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Apple's developer site partially restored after hack

Apple has partially restored access to its developer services, which went down for maintenance on Thursday, July 18 after being hacked. "We appreciate your patience as we work to bring our developer services back online," an update on Apple's developer site reads. "Certificates, Identifiers &...

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Apple developer site hacked, names and addresses possibly compromised

Apple's developer website was hacked last week, according to an email sent to developers. The website reportedly went down for maintenance on Thursday, July 18. "Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website," the em...

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The War Z forums and databases hacked, taken offline for investigation

The War Z has been taken offline due to the compromise of its databases and official forums, publisher OP Productions has announced. "We have discovered that hackers gained access to our forum and game databases and the player data in those databases," the statement reads. "We have launched a thoro...

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Rumor: SimCity modded to disable disconnection timer, open debug mode

Reddit user AzzerUK claims to have enabled SimCity's debug mode and to have disabled its disconnection timer, both of which imply that there is more to the game's inner workings than EA and Maxis originally stated. Currently, a user that loses their connection to the server during gameplay will be...

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NIntendo servers attacked, no customer info stolen

Nintendo admitted Sunday that its US-based servers were attacked several weeks ago by hackers, but that no customer data was taken. "The server contained no consumer information. The protection of our customer information is our utmost priority," Nintendo of America told Reuters. Lulzsec, the ...

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Hacker disconnects Kinect from Microsoft's control

It seems we're one step closer to creating that Kinect-headed robot we've been dreaming of, as NUI Group's AlexP has managed to break through at least some of the software tying the device to the Xbox 360. As the videos below the fold show, the peripheral's "NUI motor" (Natural User Interface motor...

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Ubisoft 'always on' DRM hated, hacked - circle of life continues

Ah, the circle of life. Here's how it works: Game developers claim they've created some sort of unbreakable DRM that will lock pirates out, and then the pirates break their way in, leading to even more repressive forms of DRM. The snake has eaten its own tail once again, as Ubisoft's "Online Serv...

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The best of WoW Insider: February 11-18, 2008

Lots of great patch 2.4 and Sunwell news on Joystiq's sister site WoW Insider this week. The biggest MMO out there is about to get a little bigger, with a brand new patch that will include a new raid instance and lots of new quests and things for players to kill (like this Dark Naaru above). Here'...

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Some Xbox Live accounts hacked [update 1]

Over the weekend a group of hackers hijacked Windows Live IDs through Bungie.net and supposedly took over all accounts associated within those IDs. ZDNet.com compiled a list of sources who are confirming such hacks after a security researcher over at Digital Munition released a full disclosure repor...

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