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.
To have one website fall foul of Asteroid-loving hackers may be regarded as a misfortune; but to have two looks like carelessness.
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.
EVE Online, Minecraft, League of Legends and Escapist Magazine all feel the pain as their websites are attacked by LulzSec.
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.
Gears of War videogame developer Epic falls for hacker attack.
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UK-based game developers Codemasters has fallen foul of hackers, who have broken into their network and stolen customer information.
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.
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.
The Sony PlayStation Network has been offline since 20th April, following what the company calls an "external intrusion".
Phishing emails target Steam video game players.
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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.
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.
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…