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Snapchat’s CEO isn’t too happy about the Sony email leaks

Snapchat’s CEO, Evan Spiegel, has made his feelings about the Sony hack known after emails between him and Sony Pictures CEO, Michael Lynton, leaked, revealing future business plans and secret company acquisitions. The information contained in the leaked emails offered a good look at the startup’s future ambitions and plans. …

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Sony block 93,000 online accounts

Sony have blocked 93,000 user accounts on their gaming and entertainment networks after they noticed unauthorised login attempts. These accounts have been associated with the Playstation Network and the Sony Entertainment Network. Sony are saying that a small percentage of these logins have been successful and that they happened between …

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Sony PSN to be restored in Japan this week

Sony have been in the spotlight for some time now, for all the wrong reasons. But the latest news is positive for the Japanese Playstation fans who have been unable to access the network service in the last two and a half months. As many regular readers will already be …

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Sony hacks could have been stopped, according to experts

It would be hard to escape the hacks in recent months on many leading government bodies and entertainment corporations. It all started with Sony some time ago, in what has been classed as one of the biggest intrusions in history. Analysis which has been supported by the US Department of …

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Sony deal with two more breaches, one in Brazil

Well they keep coming, with almost daily updates now, but Sony are contending with two more hacks on their servers. The company have suspended their Brazilian music entertainment website as they look into a possible breach. Sony are looking into further claims that a hacking group have stolen data relating …

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Playstation Vita announced, with apology

Sony have showcased their new handheld console at the E3 games show in Los Angeles. Jack Tretton, the boss of the US gaming division for the company also used the event to issue an apology for the attacks on the PlayStation Network. Mr Tretton spoke at the Los Angeles event …

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Sony network hit again by Lulzsec

It seems that every day there is a new story about Sony being compromised and yesterday hacking group Lulzsec said they had successfully targeted Sony, for the fifth time, posting network plans and code from the companies developer network and music entertainment group. Some of the files which Lulzsec published …

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Sony confirm they were hacked again by Lulzsec – says sorry

Kitguru reported earlier this week that Lulzsec, a group of skilled hackers, claimed to have compromised Sony servers. Last night Sony confirmed this was true, saying they were the victim, yet again, of an attack. Michael Lynton chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amy Pascal, co-chairman …

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Sony hacked yet again, info of 1 million customers compromised

Sony’s miseries continue with the latest news that they have been hacked, again, losing the information of more than 1 million customers. Yesterday we reported that LulzSec, another hacking group had said they broke into Sony’s servers. These claims have been verified and it highlights that Sony are not yet …

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LulzSec target Sony claiming to have control of network

UK newsite TechEye have an interesting story running this morning which claims that Hacking group LulzSec have control of Sony’s network. LulzSec’s twitter account had some tweets saying that information has already been stolen from the Sony servers as part of an ongoing campaign. “Hey @Sony, you know we’re making …

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Sony postpone PSN maintenance time

SCEE had a maintenance schedule set up for last night, but they cancelled it. No one is sure what happened but the service outages that were planned for 7pm to 1am were halted. ‘PSN Network Maintenance that was scheduled to take place this evening from Tuesday 31st May at 19.00 …

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Sony Ericsson servers attacked in Canada

Sony are finding themselves under constant attack, with the latest news emerging that Sony Ericsson servers have been targeted in Canada. Worse, it appears that email address and encrypted passwords of 2,000 customers are now with the hackers. Sony have been constantly reeling over the last month, as groups of …

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Sony’s So-Net Entertainment subsidiary hacked

Sony seem to be in the press recently for all the wrong reasons and another event took place this week which is sure to lower consumer faith in the brand name. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Sony’s So-Net Entertainment subsidiary was hacked by unknown sources, who made off …

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Are you safe on Sony PlayStation Network?

If you have recently gained access to the Playstation Network again, you might be wondering if you are ‘safe’. While Sony certainly dropped the ball this month, there are certain steps you can take to protect yourself online. Not just with the Playstation Network, but with general ‘store’ related activity. …

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Is Amazon Cloud a breeding ground for hack attacks?

Earlier in the week, we reported that Sony were compromised by hackers renting servers from Amazon. This hacker used Amazon’s Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) service to attack Sony’s online entertainment systems last month. The intruder set up a fake name to use the account, and managed to get away with …

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Sony send letter to partners about hack, it gets leaked too

Sony sent out a letter to all their major publishing partners regarding the recent network intrusion and downtime. The letter has leaked. Rob Dyer, Sony’s senior vice president of publisher relations has outlined the timeline of events in the letter leading up to the present day and the steps taken …

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Sony users: should you cancel your credit card?

With the recent news of Sony’s network being hacked and credit card information being stolen, should you cancel your credit card? With more than 100 million potentially affected worldwide how are the UK banks taking the news? Sony have said that so far, it appears that none of the information …

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Sony claim Anonymous may be behind attacks

Sony have said that the hackers who stole more than 100 million users personal details from the recent intrusion left a file implicating Anonymouse, the well known hacktivist group. Kazuo Hirai, chairman of Sony, said in a letter to the US Congressional committee that a file was found by investigators …

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US Senator wants answers from Sony over breach

Sony are under pressure from the U.S. government to hand over further information regarding the recent networking security issues. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has sent a letter to Sony criticising them for the handling of the security hack which has affected millions of their customers. Blumenthal said “I am deeply …

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Sony confirm credit card information was stolen

Sony have confirmed yesterday that the hack into their PlayStation Network is worse than first expected, saying that the intruder has gotten away with credit and debit card information. The hacker has broken deeply into the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) network as well as the Playstation Network and the Qriocity …

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Sony to offer freebies to appease customers

Sony have had a rough month, dealing with consumer backlash, after their PlayStation Network was hacked. Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s deputy president finally spoke out offering an apology while bowing “I am deeply sorry for worrying, and inconveniencing, our users.” Many say this apology is too little, too late. He also …

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