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A security breach exposed personal information for 100 million users of Sony's PlayStation Network, Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment services.





Japan says no to PlayStation Network relaunch

An official in Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry says the government is waiting for Sony to deliver better security measures.

(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)

May 16, 2011 6:40 AM PDT



Hiccups dog PlayStation Network restoration

Sony says network will return in stages starting today, after a weeks-long outage that began when the company's computer servers suffered a devastating and illegal intrusion.

(Posted in Security by Steven Musil)

May 15, 2011 4:05 PM PDT



Sony begins relaunching PlayStation Network

Sony says network will return in stages starting today, after a weeks-long outage that began when the company's computer servers suffered a devastating and illegal intrusion.

(Posted in Media Maverick by Greg Sandoval)

May 14, 2011 5:03 PM PDT newsPSNBreach.jpg



Poll: Is Sony's compensation enough?

In latest measure, Sony is offering Sony Online customers a month of free service, plus ID theft monitoring and in-game perks to make up for the outage related to the security breach. Is that enough?

• With PSN still down, what else is there to do?

(Posted in Crave by Tim Hornyak)

May 13, 2011 2:28 PM PDT



Game makers get few new details about PSN outage

A letter from Sony to publishers is short on new info about when PSN will return, but reveals some facts about the cyberattack that downed the network for going on four weeks.

• Report: PlayStation 3 trade-ins on the rise

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

May 13, 2011 12:05 PM PDT



Sony Online announces perks post-breach

Sony's multiplayer gaming network says it will offer free ID theft monitoring and in-game bonuses to customers whose personal information was stolen.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

May 12, 2011 4:54 PM PDT



Anonymous: Group didn't hack Sony, but members may have

The hacker group says it's possible individual participants in Anonymous may have been involved, but reiterates that the attack was not orchestrated or condoned by the larger group.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

May 10, 2011 11:53 AM PDT



Sony may have headed off planned weekend attack

It appears the plan to hack into a Sony Web site and publish information from it online was thwarted when Sony found out about it ahead of time.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

May 9, 2011 8:33 AM PDT



Sony: More testing needed before PlayStation relaunch

The company is still performing security checks on the breached PlayStation Network and says the system may not be back up and running in the originally announced timeframe.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Edward Moyer)

May 7, 2011 11:53 AM PDT



Exclusive: Third attack against Sony planned

A source tells CNET a third major cyberattack is planned on Sony this weekend and could lead to the release of information copied from the company's servers.

• Sony considers offering reward to help catch hackers

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

May 5, 2011 4:36 PM PDT



Sony CEO Stringer apologizes for PlayStation breach

Stringer offers explanation for Sony's slow response, as meanwhile company offers year of free ID-theft monitoring to U.S. customers who were registered with PlayStation Network and Qriocity prior cyberattack.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

May 5, 2011 5:29 PM PDT



Did Sony know its security was outdated?

A security expert testifies to a House subcommittee that Sony knew it was in possession of outdated security software, according to a report

(Posted in Technically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk)

May 6, 2011 7:12 AM PDT



N.Y. attorney general subpoenas Sony

Eric Schneiderman requests more details on Sony's security methods in the wake of the breach of 100 million of its customers' personal information.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

May 5, 2011 11:18 AM PDT



Anonymous: We didn't hack PlayStation Network

A letter purporting to come from the hacker group denies involvement in the PlayStation Network attack that forced Sony to take down its online service.

(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)

May 5, 2011 8:08 AM PDT



Sony says planted file in attack was named 'Anonymous'

Sony Computer Entertainment America chairman tells U.S. Congress that attack came shortly after denial-of-service attacks launched by hacker group, but says individuals responsible haven't been identified.

• Senator slams Sony's response to security breach

(Posted in InSecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)

May 4, 2011 10:17 AM PDT



Why has Sony's CEO remained silent on security breach?

Two weeks after Sony's PlayStation Network was hacked, Sony's leader hasn't publicly addressed it, even as the scandal over the company's customer data security grows.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

May 4, 2011 4:00 AM PDT



The PlayStation Network breach

faq A rundown of what we know so far: how PSN got hacked, what Sony is doing about it, whether credit cards were stolen, and how the company is trying to regain the trust of its customers.

• EU official says Sony, Apple need to rebuild trust

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

May 3, 2011 4:00 AM PDT



Sony Online Entertainment data may have been stolen

Following PlayStation Network news, Sony takes down online entertainment service and warns even more customers that their data may have been exposed in the intrusion into their systems two weeks ago.

(Posted in InSecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)

May 2, 2011 2:37 PM PDT



Sony to restore PSN services, compensate customers

Head of PlayStation Kaz Hirai says most PlayStation Network services will be back on this week. Customers will get free 30-day service and theft protection monitoring service.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

April 30, 2011 10:52 PM PDT



Governments press Sony on PlayStation breach

Officials in Taiwan, Canada, Britain, and the U.S. want to know how Sony will make things right for customers stung by the PlayStation Network security lapse.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

April 29, 2011 11:15 AM PDT



Hackers claim to have stolen PSN credit card info

A purported database of 2.2 million Sony customer credit cards is offered for sale on an underground Internet forum following a security breach involving the company's PlayStation Network.

(Posted in Security by Steven Musil)

April 28, 2011 10:30 PM PDT



Five questions for Sony about PSN breach

The company finally came clean with customers yesterday about the personal information exposed in a PlayStation Network security breach. But there's still plenty more Sony needs to answer for.

• Sony's missteps through the years

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

April 27, 2011 12:21 PM PDT



Are fraud reports related to Sony breach?

Sony PlayStation Network customers report fraud, but it's unclear if cases are related to the Sony data breach.

(Posted in InSecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)

April 27, 2011 4:55 PM PDT



Sony sued for PlayStation Network data breach

A suit filed today accuses Sony of not ensuring the security of its customers' personal data after the network was accessed last week by an unauthorized person.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

April 27, 2011 9:56 AM PDT



Sony PS3 data breach highlights what a loser I am

Forget credit card security concerns. CBSNews.com's David Hancock is pining to post his PixelJunk Monsters scores on the downed network.

(Posted in Crave by David Hancock)

April 27, 2011 2:54 PM PDT



Sony: Personal info compromised on PSN

Sony says billing addresses, user names, passwords, and possibly credit card information belonging to its PlayStation Network customers have been stolen.

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

April 26, 2011 1:07 PM PDT



PlayStation Network outage: 6 days and counting

Sony still has no answers for its customers who'd like to access its video and game downloading center. Cloud music subscription service Qriocity is also unavailable.

• PlayStation Network outage continues

• Friday Poll: Should Sony reimburse gamers for PSN outage?

(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)

April 26, 2011 9:53 AM PDT Originally posted at Gaming and Culture

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-20058070-235.html#ixzz1MaDJu2VA


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playstations, androids and smartphones all getting hacked now. The next big shockwave will hit the linux community. They are to hippy like in their thinking that linux is secure.

browser extensions are the weakest point at present. and the big unknown malware in linux-land is `sudo'


If you look for any help or assistance for linux issues, you will be told to enter this and that at command level, by adding sudo it logs ppl in as root (admin)


so one misleading sudo command can wreak havoc on your system.


One wrong command?


and , extensions bypass > user permissions, once downloaded and installed they are part of the operating system to a degree.


A pot waiting to boil over...

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That's true Duncan. If a weakness exists in any OS, then it's only a matter of time before a hacker finds and exploits that weakness. On the same track of this thread here is the latest news about the PSN.

Just days after most services for PlayStation Network were brought back online, it appears a new exploit has been discovered that allows hackers to change users' passwords with the data stolen during the break-in to the service last month.


The Web sites that allow PSN users to sign in and reset their passwords have since been taken offline, as the graphic above from PlayStation.com shows. This problem reportedly does not affect the ability to sign in via a PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable, just some Sony Web sites.


The report comes from gaming blog Nyleveia, which posted a warning to PSN users that their passwords might not be safe and contacted Sony about it.


Another blog, Eurogamer, says it confirmed the exploit, which allows someone to reset your password by knowing your e-mail address used for the account and date of birth. That information is known to be among the data belonging to 100 million users of Sony's gaming services that was exposed between April 17 and 19 in the second-largest security breach in U.S. history.


Eurogamer says users that changed the e-mail address connected to the PSN account after PSN was restored this weekend should not be at risk.


Yesterday, speaking to a handful of reporters, Sony CEO Howard Stringer admitted that while the company had rebuilt the security for PSN during the three weeks it was unavailable, no system could be guaranteed "100 percent secure."


Update 11:12 a.m. PT: Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold wrote today in a blog post that Sony "temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password and reset page." There was "no hack," he emphasized, but a "URL exploit that we have subsequently fixed."


At the time of this update, PlayStation.com and Qriocity.com log-in pages were still inaccessible.


Originally posted at Circuit Breaker

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20063973-260.html#ixzz1MpJ9GYsh


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