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Sony evaluating possible goodwill gesture for PSN outage and breach

There's been a lot for PSN users to be concerned about regarding the service's outage and recent, user-exposing security breach -- but one element that's gone unaddressed by Sony is, hey, what's in it for us? In a new, late night edition of PlayStation Blog's Q&A, Sony responds to our...

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Geohot: War on hackers, lack of security experts caused PSN debacle

With all the recent hubbub concerning the PSN outage and security breach, the plight of legally beleaguered PS3 jailbreaker George "Geohot" Hotz may have slipped from your periphery. However, the notorious hacker recently posted in his personal blog about the incident, explaining he had nothing...

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PSA: PlayStation Blog comment system tied to PSN accounts, also down

The PSN outage has caused another (online) casualty: the PlayStation Blog's comment system. Commenters are required to sign in using their PlayStation Network accounts, which, of course, are inaccessible. Only those who signed in before the PSN went down are able to comment. The European PS...

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Sony Online Entertainment says its customer data is safe

Though the PlayStation Network and Qriocity side of Sony's digital services may have been subject to a massive breach of user information, it seems that Sony Online Entertainment product users are safe. SOE reps took to Sony's forums to clear the air, saying, "We have been conducting a thorough...

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Sony: New PS3 firmware to accompany PSN relaunch, network being physically rebuilt

Sony has posted an updated PSN outage FAQ on the PlayStation Blog, and while some information it contains seems to reiterate things we already know -- "some services" will return within a week, you should monitor your credit card(s) -- new details have been brought to light. First off, Sony is...

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Rumor: Sony distributing new security-enhancing SDK to PS3 devs

Sony is reportedly making the most of the PlayStation Network's hacker-triggered downtime by providing developers with new security tools to integrate into their games. Gamasutra cites development sources who say that they are being asked to begin using a new version of the PS3 SDK prior to PSN...

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Class action lawsuit filed against Sony for security breach

As expected, the first federal class action lawsuit addressing the recent PSN security breach has been drawn up and submitted to the Northern District Court of California. The complaint, which was filed by the Rothken Law Firm representing 36-year-old Alabama resident Kristopher Johns (as well as...

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Sony may be hit with £500K fine over PSN data loss

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), a non-departmental public body, has contacted Sony to determine where PlayStation Network data is stored -- not in an effort to locate the hackers who reportedly grabbed it, but to determine whether any of it is being stored in the UK. If PSN...

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PSN Breach: What it means for you, and for Sony

It's been nearly one week since the PlayStation Network servers were taken down due to an "external intrusion," and nearly one day since we learned PSN users' personal information was stolen during said intrusion. We're still not quite sure of the full scope of the security breach, but the latest...

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PSN devs offer mixed reactions to cost of outage

As consumers scramble to deal with the ramifications (identity theft!) of the PlayStation Network breach and subsequent outage, PSN developers are struggling with anxieties of their own. "PSN being out definitely affects our bottom line," Q-Games Dylan Cuthbert told IndustryGamers, "but as...

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