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Sony offers games as part of $15m Playstation Network breach settlement

Sony hacking suspect smashes computers to get out of prosecution

Sony has offered gamers digital goods as part of a $15m settlement in the 2011 PlayStation Network (PSN) data breach case.

SSCC 155 - cybercrime bust, cloud laws, phishing and malware back from extinction [PODCAST]

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In this episode, Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin tackle the week's interesting security stories.

John and Duck get stuck into: a high-profile cybercrime arrest; how mainstream brands help phishers; and why macro malware is making a comeback.

How not to tell your customers how much you care about their security

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We've written before about "what not to do" when sending emails to your customers.

Here's another example, with an explanation of why doing the right thing will be better for everyone - including your marketing team! - in the long run.

Target's data breach MUCH bigger than first thought - now more than 100,000,000 records

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US megaretailer Target is having a tough time of it.

Having said that, so are its customers - and even, as it now turns out, many of its non-customers, too.

Target has now joined companies like Adobe and Sony in the "hundred million plus" data breach club...

Monday review - the hot 18 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

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.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Sony hacking suspect smashes computers to get out of prosecution

Sony hacking suspect smashes computers to get out of prosecution

The Columbus, Ohio man has been sentenced to one year of house arrest for stymying an FBI investigation into the 2011 hacks, which saw millions of online players' data breached.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

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It's weekly roundup time.

Here's everything we've written in the past seven days.

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

Sony offers games, subscriptions and virtual cash as part of $15m PSN breach settlement

"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?

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Here you go. All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).

Duck talks security on Risky Business

Duck talks security on Risky Business

Naked Security's Paul Ducklin talks to the Risky Business podcast about Oracle's patching schedule, lawsuits against Sony after the PlayStation Network breach and how a mathematician unpicked Google's DKIM verifier.

Sony PS3 hacked "for good" - master keys revealed

Sony PS3 hacked "for good" - master keys revealed

Sony's PS3 has been hacked. This time, it looks as though it's been hacked for good.

We explain why this is different from previous hacks, and treat you to the war of words between the original hackers and the pirates who stole their work...

LulzSec hacker pleads guilty to Sony Pictures attack, faces prison sentence

LulzSec hacker pleads guilty to Sony Pictures attack

A former member of the LulzSec hacking gang has admitted to attacking the Sony Pictures website, and stealing the personal information of thousands of innocent individuals.

Suspected LulzSec member arrested by FBI for Sony Pictures hack

Suspected LulzSec member arrested by FBI for Sony Pictures hack

Raynaldo Rivera, suspected of hacking into computer systems belonging to Sony Pictures, and stealing the personal information and passwords of thousands of innocent internet users, has been arrested by the FBI.

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...

Michael Jackson unreleased tracks stolen from Sony

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Hacko Jacko! Two British men are alleged to have hacked Sony's network and made away with Michael Jackson's entire back catalogue, including unreleased recordings.

Anonymous bullies Sony and Nintendo over SOPA support

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Anonymous is threatening companies like Sony and Nintendo over their support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Will this accomplish their goals, or simply create more victims?

Data leaks at Stratfor and Care2 mark the end of a year riddled with data theft

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As 2011 comes to a close it is clear there is much to be done to better secure our information in the "cloud". I look back at the major data loss incidents of the year and speculate this isn't the last we will see of our information being p0wned.