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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.

Hackers play Asteroids on US government websites

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To have one website fall foul of Asteroid-loving hackers may be regarded as a misfortune; but to have two looks like carelessness.

Nintendo fixes Wii U network after claims of accidental hack

Nintendo's fixes Wii U network after claims of accidental hack

Just hours after the US launch of Nintendo's latest game console, the Wii U, a video game fan claims that he accidentally "hacked" into the console's online component - the Miiverse.

Guild Wars 2 accounts shuttered due to gold-seller hacking and idiocy

Guild Wars 2 accounts shuttered due to gold-seller hacking and idiocy

There are two causes of the account lock-outs: first, ArenaNet is trying to run a civilized environment without Holocaust jokes, gay-bashing and the like, and second, gold sellers have hacked accounts to grab the goodies.

Hacking businesses via your iPad can be all fun and games

Hacking businesses via your iPad can be all fun and games

Limit your malicious hacking to entertaining games like Uplink. At least there you're not doing any real harm, and aren't going to end up behind bars.

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.

Mario Kart on Facebook? Fast-spreading scam hits many users' accounts

Mario Kart on Facebook? Fast-spreading scam hits many users' accounts

Facebook users are tricked into believing that they can play Mario Kart on the social network.

In reality, they're helping to put money into the pockets of scammers.

EVE Online and other gaming websites hit by LulzSec DDoS attack

EVE Online and other gaming websites hit by LulzSec DDoS attack

EVE Online, Minecraft, League of Legends and Escapist Magazine all feel the pain as their websites are attacked by LulzSec.

LulzSec attacks US Senate and Bethesda Softworks

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A group known as LulzSec has atatcked software maker Bethesda Softworks and dumped a large amount of information to BitTorrent, you know, just for the "lulz". Additionally they have posted information from a compromised web server that hosts senate.gov.

Epic Games goes public over website hack

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Gears of War videogame developer Epic falls for hacker attack.

Are you using sensible passwords? Watch our tips for how to choose a hard-to-crack but easy-to-remember password.

Codemasters warns customers after hackers steal data

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UK-based game developers Codemasters has fallen foul of hackers, who have broken into their network and stolen customer information.

Square Enix confirms website hack, email addresses and resumes stolen

Eidos confirms website hack, email addresses and resumes stolen

Resumes of job hunters and email addresses of video game fans have been stolen by hackers in an attack on the Eidos and "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" websites.

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".

Steam phishing targets video game players

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Phishing emails target Steam video game players.

Will you be too trigger-happy next time you receive an email claiming to come from Steam?

Alleged Nintendo blackmailer arrested in Spain

Alleged Nintendo hacker arrested in Spain

Spanish police have arrested a man who is alleged to have attempted to blackmail video game giant Nintendo after accessing the personal information of 4,000 gamers.

Runes of Magic publisher says it won't be blackmailed by hacker

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Frogster, publisher of the popular "Runes of Magic" videogame, says that they will not give in to the demands of a blackmailing hacker who has threatened to release personal information and payment details of customers.

Plug pulled on video game players, as Ubisoft DRM servers attacked

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Suspicions are being raised that disgruntled online games players were behind an attack which bombarded a Ubisoft server with traffic over the weekend, effectively bringing game-playing to a standstill. Video games publisher Ubisoft tweeted an apology to fans of Assassin's Read more…