PSN News

  • Sony suspends 93,000 online accounts after illicit logins

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 2:52 am

    Sony has suspended 93,000 user accounts on several of its gaming and entertainment networks after unauthorized login attempts on those accounts, it said Wednesday.
  • The Impossible Game comes to PSN

    Posted September 10, 2011 - 8:13 am

    Surprise indie hit The Impossible Game has made the jump to PS3 and PSP thanks to publisher Grip Games.
  • Redeem PSN Welcome Back before July 3

    Posted June 25, 2011 - 8:10 am

    PSN has been back up and running for some time now, but some of you still might not have redeemed your Welcome Back pack. Better hurry -- it closes soon.
  • Breakfast links: Windows Tablet sneak peek

    Posted May 27, 2011 - 9:26 am

    Plus: Zuckerberg, mighty hunter.
  • PlayStation Network hack will cost Sony $170M

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 6:57 am

    Sony expects the hack of the PlayStation Network and will cost it ¥14 billion (US$170 million) this financial year, it said Monday.
  • About a month later and Sony's PlayStation Network still isn't fully restored

    Posted May 19, 2011 - 5:27 pm

    It will be a month tomorrow since Sony's PlayStation Network was fully operational, and the popular gaming site is still beset by troubles.
  • Sony CEO lashes out at critics

    Posted May 17, 2011 - 3:41 pm

    Sony's CEO Howard Stringer has responded to critics of Sony's week-long delay between the PSN hack and notifying customers of the problem.
  • PlayStation Network: Will developers jump ship?

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 9:20 am

    We're officially three weeks into the PSN fiasco today, with only vague timeframes for restoration—long enough for disgruntled developers to start speaking out. We’ve focused on how the outage affects players (no Portal 2 co-op, no Mortal Kombat match-ups, etc.) but—partly because we expected the service back already—overflown its impact on the folks whose financial well-being is tied directly to PSN uptime.
  • Sony reported to be considering bounty for PSN attack

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    Sony is reported to be considering offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those behind the recent breach of its PlayStation Network (PSN).
  • Sony data breach: Kaz writes to congress, and the impact of the outage on SOE

    Posted May 5, 2011 - 7:48 am

    Sony opted to write an 8 page letter rather than appearing at a congressional hearing about its ongoing data breach and service outage, and it's a fascinating read. Also while more people are upset about the PSN outage, I think it's SOE that's really going to feel the sting of this hack.
  • Sony's data breach expands to SOE servers

    Posted May 3, 2011 - 7:40 am

    Sony Online Entertainment took its systems offline yesterday after it was discovered that the PSN intrusion had affected their servers as well. Meanwhile SCEA continues doing damage control relating to the potentially stolen PSN data.
  • Can a new CISO improve Sony PlayStation Network security?

    Posted May 2, 2011 - 5:50 pm

    Can a chief information security officer (CISO) help prevent the kind of massive data breach that occurred in the Sony PlayStation network breach last month in which attackers grabbed personal information on an estimated 77 million customers of the PlayStation and Qriocity online games?
  • Sony working on 'goodwill gesture' for PSN users

    Posted April 29, 2011 - 2:17 pm

    With the PSN outage dragging into another weekend, Sony announced in a recent Q&A series that they are working on a "goodwill" gesture for PSN users, as well as PS3 owners of DC Universe Online and Free Realms.
  • PSN Hulu Plus users get credit

    Posted April 27, 2011 - 1:33 pm

    The streaming media company has announced it will be compensating PlayStation-based Hulu Plus users with one-week credits via email.
  • PlayStation Network security breach: A survival guide

    Posted April 27, 2011 - 9:52 am

    Sony has admitted that account details, logins and online IDs for registered Sony PlayStation Network users, as many as 77 million people, have been compromised. The information was stolen sometime between April 17 and 19, according to a Sony blog post, as early as nine days before Sony notified its users of the breach. Even worse, the company says it can't be sure whether credit card information was stolen.
  • Sony confirms PSN user data has been stolen

    Posted April 26, 2011 - 4:27 pm

    Personal data was stolen, but no evidence that credit card numbers were obtained (though they can't rule out the possibility). Still Sony urges caution and offers resources for insuring customer safety. But if the break-in happened between April 17th & 19th, why are they just reporting the data stolen today?
  • Latest news and rumors surrounding the PSN outage

    Posted April 25, 2011 - 8:35 pm

    Another day has come and gone and Sony's PSN service is still down. Worse, there is now some question as to whether or not personal data and credit card numbers have been compromised. Also an interesting theory on what's really going on.
  • Sony's PSN outage: why now, and what does it mean going forward?

    Posted April 25, 2011 - 8:07 am

    Sony is into its 5th day of a total Playstation Network outage. While we wait to learn the details of what happened, I'm more interested in why it happened now. Sony has confirmed that this is an outside attack, so what was the trigger? And in general terms, what does this outage (and the problems Amazon has had recently) mean for our growing dependence on 'the cloud?"
  • Sony begins selling HD movies on its PSN

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    Sony started selling HD movies on its Playstation Network today. Titles from all 6 major studios are available. But are we getting a good deal or is Blu-ray still the way to go?
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