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Sony to pay £250,000 fine for PlayStation Network breach

Game over - Sony to pay £250,000 fine for PlayStation Network breach

Sony has thrown in the towel on its appeal of a £250,000 fine ($377,500) imposed after its PlayStation Network was hacked in April 2011, losing data such as names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth and account passwords of millions of users.

Sony fined £250,000 after hackers gained access to millions of gamers' details

Sony fined £250,000 after hackers gained access to millions of gamers' details

"There’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better," says ICO director.

How many headlines do there have to be before companies take data security more seriously?

Should jailbreaking gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets be legalized?

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Yesterday, US copyright regulators opened up the floodgates for a public hearing of proposals to change copyright law, including authorizing the cracking of tablets, DVDs, gaming consoles and mobile phones. Tell us what you think...

US government learning how to hack video game consoles

US govt learning how to hack online gaming

The US Department of Homeland Security is out to hack video game consoles, such as Xboxes, Wiis and PlayStations.

US Police use games consoles in crime investigations

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Police in the US use XBox 360 and PS3s as key parts of investigations. With police now cooperating more closely with companies like Microsoft, is it time to ask for greater transparency about their relationships?

Sony admits breach larger than originally thought, 24.5 million SOE users also affected

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Sony disclosed today that the breach two weeks ago affects an additional 24.5 million users of its Sony Online Entertainment division. They have shut down the service until further notice and continue to investigate the thefts.

Sony says credit card details *were* encrypted, but questions still remain

Sony: Credit card details *were* encrypted

Sony confirms that credit card details which could have been stolen in the recent hack of the PlayStation Network were encrypted, but doesn't reassure customers regarding the strength of encryption.

Sony PlayStation data breach fiasco: what bugs me about it

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Just how could user accounts, potentially including credit card details, of a whopping 70 million users not be encrypted? It baffles the mind.

PlayStation Network hacked: Personal data of up to 70 million people stolen

PlayStation network hacked: Personal information of up to 70 million people stolen

Users of Sony's PlayStation Network are at risk of identity theft after hackers broke into the system, and accessed the personal information of videogame players.

PlayStation Network hacked: five days and counting..

PlayStation Network hacked: five days and counting..

The Sony PlayStation Network has been offline since 20th April, following what the company calls an "external intrusion".

Sony PlayStation site succumbs to SQL attack

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Over the last few months we have mentioned the current wave of SQL injection attacks plaguing the web (1, 2, 3 and 4). Yesterday, we spotted that Sony's USA PlayStation website - a high profile website with a large number Read more…