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Hulu Plus offers one-week credit to subscribers using PSN

Though it seems minor now compared to the loss of personal data, one unfortunate effect of the PSN outage has been the inability to watch Hulu Plus through the PS3. Even though you can still use the paid service through your computer's browser, the iPhone and other devices, Hulu has chosen to...

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Sony: response to PSN outage was dependent on 'forensic analysis'

What happened after Sony pulled the plug on PlayStation Network, and before it finally alerted customers that their information had been compromised during an unlawful intrusion? According to SCEE head of communications Nick Caplin, writing in a post on the European PlayStation blog this morning,...

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Sony's failure to report data breach incurs CT Senator Blumenthal's wrath

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is "demanding answers" about why Sony Computer Entertainment of America failed to inform customers of the data breach of the PlayStation Network on April 20. "When a data breach occurs, it is essential that customers be immediately notified about whether and...

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Sony says PSN 'intrusion' compromised personal info; hopes to have 'some services' back 'within a week'

[PSA for PSN users, from your pals at Joystiq: Before you start reading this informative news post, go change every internet password you've ever had. Done? Okay, read on!] Nearly six days in, and Sony has finally sent out an email to the millions of affected PSN users explaining the prolonged...

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PSN Tuesday: ...

Sony rep to Joystiq: "Today's PlayStation Store Update will be rescheduled once service is restored." Choose your platform to view the corresponding release list: ...

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Rumor: 'Rebug' custom firmware enabled 'free' PSN downloads, forced Sony's network shutdown

According to PSX-Scene forum moderator, "chesh," the now six-day-long PlayStation Network outage may be the result of a particularly exploitative custom firmware (CFW) modification for PS3. In a post on Reddit, chesh claims that a CFW known as "Codename: Rebug" had given its users the ability to...

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Sony still investigating scope of PSN attack as maintenance outage enters Day 6

As Sony's forced PlayStation Network and Qriocity outages continue, stretching into what is officially Day 6, the company issued a very un-update to would-be users this morning: "Unfortunately, I don't have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time," said corp. comm. director Patrick...

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PSN outage due to 'external intrusion' [update]

You might have guessed this already, but it's no simple error that's been keeping the PSN down over the last few days, forcing us into productive activities (like writing this) instead of playing multiplayer Spelunker HD. Sony finally came forward on the PlayStation Blog and admitted that "An...

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PSN 'down for maintenance' in North America and Europe [update]

Both SCEA and SCEE are acknowledging service outages for the PlayStation Network (as is our own PS3, for that matter -- we just wanted to play Castle Crashers for a few minutes!). Users have been reporting inability to sign in to PSN since yesterday, and a thread on the EU PlayStation site calls...

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