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Sony Appoints Ex-Homeland Security Official for PSN Security

by Mike Bendel on September 6, 2011 @ 11:22 am

In an attempt to bolster the security of its online infrastructure following the theft of information on over 70 million PSN accounts, Sony has appointed ex-Homeland Security official Philip Reitinger to oversee network operations. Reitinger previously served as director of […]

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PSN Rebounds Post-Hack, Sales Better Than Ever Says Sony CEO

by Mike Bendel on September 1, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

After the damaging PSN hacking incident that led to weeks of downtime and left over 70 million accounts compromised, things are finally looking up for Sony. Speaking at the IFA press conference in Germany, Sony CEO Howard Stringer reportedly told those in attendance […]

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PSN Password Reset Page Compromised, Taken Down

by Justin B. on May 18, 2011 @ 8:29 am

A new exploit surfaced earlier today that allowed anyone to reset any PSN account’s password, without going through the proper channels. The new exploit was revealed by our friend Nevada from Nyleveia, who first revealed the exploit. After confirming it’s […]

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Hackers Used Amazon Cloud Server As Proxy In PSN Attack

by Mike Bendel on May 14, 2011 @ 11:39 am

It’s come to light that the hackers responsible for infiltrating Sony’s PSN infrastructure took extra steps to cover their tracks — using Amazon’s EC2 service as a proxy to conduct their malicious deeds. While the hackers did not break into Amazon’s network, […]

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Anon Who? Hackers Blame Other Hackers Over PSN Attack

by Mike Bendel on May 6, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

A pair of so-called ‘veterans’ of the loosely associated internet congregation that is Anonymous have told the Financial Times that one of its supporters is likely behind the recent intrusion into Sony’s PSN infrastructure. This comes despite recent denials from those involved […]

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Sony Responds To U.S. Congress Over PSN Breach, Finds ‘Anonymous’ Tagline On Servers

by Mike Bendel on May 4, 2011 @ 11:29 am

Sony Computer Entertainment chief Kaz Hirai has issued a lengthy 8-page response to concerns raised by the U.S. Congress earlier last week over the recent PSN security breach, which has left a total of 101 million accounts compromised. In the […]

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Sony To Restore PSN Access This Week, Will Reward Users With Free Content And PS Plus Subscription

by Mike Bendel on April 30, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

Sony has come forward with an update on the PlayStation Network security breach that left 77 million accounts compromised, announcing that services will resume this week.

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Sony Rebuilding PSN, Still No ETA On When Service Will Resume

by Mike Bendel on April 23, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

Looks like the PSN blackout may continue through this weekend, as the recent breach has led Sony to reevaluate its entire security system. According to spokesperson Patrick Seybold, the company is in the middle of a complete revamp “to further […]

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Sony Turned Off PSN Services To Investigate ‘External Intrusion’

by Mike Bendel on April 22, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

Today Sony issued an official statement on its blog stating that an ‘external intrusion’ led to shutting down PSN services on Wednesday evening. An investigation of the breach is ongoing, with corporate communications director Patrick Seybold promising more updates as additional […]