Follow us on:

Posts tagged security

Windows Live login suggested as Xbox Live security flaw

Since reporting on the "FIFA hack" and related security concerns with Xbox Live and the Windows Live ID system, we've received stories, documentation and theories on how this is happening from dozens of victims. As we continue to follow up on several leads, Analoghype posits an interesting theory...

Continue Reading

Xbox Live 'FIFA hack' concerns continue to escalate, Microsoft states Windows Live ID not compromised

Additional reporting provided by Xav de Matos, Senior Editor for Shacknews. Following an increasing occurrence of Xbox Live account hack reports, we are growing concerned over Microsoft's Windows Live ID system, the only layer of protection between a hacker gaining access to a person's Xbox Live...

Continue Reading

Trion Worlds database hacked, 'no evidence' of credit card info stolen

We were starting to think we'd make it through the rest of the year without once again worrying about having our social security numbers stolen, Tweeted and written in the sky. How foolish of us! Trion Worlds has announced on its blog it "recently discovered that unauthorized intruders gained...

Continue Reading

Square Enix: No personal information accessed from SE Members server

Last week, Square Enix told us it had yet to find any evidence of personal information being compromised as a result of the intrusion into its Square Enix Members server. The company has since posted a most welcome update on the Members site. "As a result of our continuing investigation, we...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

PSN servers were 'unpatched and had no firewall installed,' security expert testifies

The House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade continues to seek answers regarding last month's breach of the PlayStation Network's security. The one it got yesterday from Purdue professor and security expert Dr. Gene Spafford is troubling, to...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

Modern Warfare 2 patch arrives March 8, 'to address hacking'

It appears that whatever Sony did to mitigate security issues in its most recent PlayStation 3 patch has enabled Infinity Ward to address its "unplayable" version of Modern Warfare 2. Creative strategist Robert Bowling announced on Twitter that a patch "will release on PlayStation 3 worldwide on...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

A Golden Wake review: The City Beautiful

Posted on Oct 20th 2014 3:30PM

Image

Editor's Note: We Are Always Fighting

Posted on Oct 20th 2014 12:49PM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW