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Hacker group threatens to take down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on Christmas

By Daniel Perez, Dec 15, 2015 8:03am PST

Get ready to be extremely frustrated come Christmas Day.


"My guess would be anywhere not involving something that will inevitably turn into an FBI operation. "

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Ubisoft Uplay plugin has nasty security hole

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2012 8:15am PDT

A nasty security hole discovered in Ubisoft's Uplay browser plugin could let naughty people run commands and programs on your PC simply with a few lines of code stuck into a webpage. And you may have the plugin installed without knowing it.


"Now, this is the thing they did for security purposes, right? Oh. for THEIR security...my bad."

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Cryptic reveals accounts breach to users

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2012 6:15pm PDT

Cryptic Studios alerted users today of a security breach from 2010 where a hacker got into account and password information.


"Yes, I have my own domains and use unique mail aliases for every new registration. If one starts ..."

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Top News of 2011: PSN Outage

By Steve Watts, Jan 04, 2012 2:00pm PST

Today we begin our look back at the biggest news stories of 2011, starting with the widespread PlayStation Network outage.


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Xbox Live security concerns continue to grow

By Xav de Matos, Jan 04, 2012 9:00am PST

Our investigation into the Xbox Live hacks continues. Today, we look at the Windows Live ID and ask Microsoft whether or not it has been compromised.


"Great articles so far Xav. I'm glad that this issue is coming to light, but I think it is really ..."

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LulzSec suspect arrested in UK

By Steve Watts, Jun 21, 2011 8:15am PDT

An arrest has been made in connection with the recent string of LulzSec hacks. Scotland Yard is also investigating for a possible connection to the PlayStation Network data breach.


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PS3 Firmware Update Combats Jailbreak Devices

By Xav de Matos, Sep 07, 2010 7:35am PDT

Sony has launched another mandatory firmware update for its home console, with hopes to close a hole in the system's security. According to the...


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