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Capcom on the hunt for Street Fighter X Tekken hackers

The fact that Street Fighter X Tekken's character DLC exists on the disc is a contentious issue in its own right, but now a preemptive compatibility countermeasure is being exploited by nefarious ne'er-do-wells with hacked Xbox 360s. As seen in the video above, unreleased DLC characters have begun...

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Gabe Newell on the Steam hack: 'Probable' that user information obtained

The Steam forums and database was hacked in November, and Valve is still investigating the breach. In a new note to Steam users, Valve head Gabe Newell announced that "it is probable that the intruders obtained a copy of a backup file with information about Steam transactions between 2004 and...

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EA, hackers win big off FIFA Ultimate Team

EA's increased revenues from FIFA 12's FIFA Ultimate Team DLC, coupled with our continuing coverage of consumer complaints over the "FIFA hack," stood out as awkward juxtaposition during EA's third quarter financial call yesterday. "The innovation that makes this franchise so unique is FIFA...

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DICE promises vigilance against Battlefield 3 cheaters

Finding out that cheating has apparently become rampant in Battlefield 3's online multiplayer is somewhat of a travesty, considering how much some members of our staff play it. Neither of our main combatants have ever actually spotted a cheater (at least not in any verifiable way) while playing...

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Anonymous is apparently gearing up to shut Sony down again

The amorphous hacker collective known as "Anonymous" (or entities claiming to be, as it were) has once more announced its intentions to attack electronics manufacturer "Sony Company and Associates." Unlike the previous attack, which crippled Sony's PlayStation Network service during several...

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Activision sends cease-and-desist to Skylanders hacker

The very first time we saw Activision's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure figures at a pre-E3 event earlier this year, it seemed only a matter of time before some enterprising enthusiast cracked open both the toy figures and the "portal" base unit, and figured out how they wirelessly connected. Sure...

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Personal information stolen from Korean MapleStory servers, US accounts unaffected

While the majority of U.S citizens were stuffing their collective face holes with various dead birds and baked goods last Thursday, 13.2 million South Koreans scrambled to protect their identities from an as-of-yet-unidentified group of hackers. According to The Korean Herald, a security breach...

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Sony names former US Homeland Security official Philip Teitinger as 'Chief Information Security Officer'

Though Sony's initial reaction to the enormous PlayStation Network breach earlier this year may have been less than stellar, the company responded in force as time went on, even vowing to hire a "Chief Information Security Officer" eventually. This morning, the company named the person filling...

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Kim Jong-il has hackers farming MMOs for in-game coin (and, we assume, Aviators)

It all makes sense now -- North Korea's infamously deluded dictator, Kim Jong-il, wants to be king of the castle in NCsoft's MMO Lineage, completely explaining his fetishes for extravagance and naked discos. Kim has hired a team of hackers to farm Asian MMOs for in-game coin, which they sell...

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Before disbanding, LulzSec releases Battlefield Heroes data

The sextet of hackers known as "Lulz Security" may be done with their 50-day reign of semi-terror, but that doesn't mean the ramifications of their actions are over. In a final file released alongside yesterday's statement, the group released info from approximately 550,000 Battlefield Heroes...

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