Blog Posts Tagged with "PlayStation"

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Game On: Twelve Tips for Safer Online Gaming

November 09, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

It was only six months ago that Sony made headlines with reports of two major data breaches. Taken together, they served as a jarring reminder — or for many people, as a wake-up call — to the security risks inherent in online gaming...

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Sony Rep to Testify for Congress About Network Breach

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We do not know who was responsible for the intrusion; nor do we know precisely the amount of information that was taken... These gaps in what we know are not for lack of trying by experts, but rather an unfortunate testament to the skill of those who perpetrated the attacks..."

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Affected by the PSN Breach? Here’s What to Do Next...

May 24, 2011 Added by:Tom Eston

Sony has not confirmed or denied that credit card data was stolen; however, as a customer you should take the following precautions when using a PS3 or any game console, including XBOX Live and Nintendo’s Wii and DS systems...

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Sony Networks Hit Twice More By Hackers

May 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"It is nearly impossible to run a totally secure Web presence, especially when you are the size of Sony. As long as it is popular within the hacker community to expose Sony's flaws, we are likely to continue seeing successful attacks against them..."

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Hacker Offers Insight On Sony PSN Breach

May 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The depths they went indicates that this hack wasn't arbitrary... It seems likely to me that Sony got attacked through its web services first, such as the blog, and it opened up the doors to the rest of Sony's servers..."

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Sony PlayStation Network Hacked Once Again

May 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The hack involves the PSN web-based password reset page, where it’s said anyone can change someone else’s password using their PSN account email and date of birth—both details possibly obtained by hackers in the mid-April breach..."

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Japan Says 'No' to Sony PlayStation Network Relaunch

May 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference," said Kazushige Nobutani, Japan's director of media and content in the country's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry...

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On the Sony PSN Breach and Commenting

May 10, 2011 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

Most likely, Sony was validated as PCI DSS compliant at some point. Was there a QSA involved? I don’t know, but I’d guess they are comprised of multiple Level 2 (and below) merchants, not one Sony-wide Level 1. Thus they self-assessed via SAQ...

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Sony May Offer Bounty for Information on Hackers

May 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The fact that Sony is considering a reward at all speaks to how seriously it wants the person or people who carried out the attacks that have forced its gaming services offline for nearly two weeks to face prosecution..."

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Sony Knew It Was Running Obsolete Server Software

May 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"If Dr. Spafford's assessment is accurate, it's inexcusable that Sony not only ran obsolete software on servers containing confidential data, but also that the company continued to do so after this information was publicly disclosed..."

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Sony Tells Congress Anonymous DDoS Aided Breach

May 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Initially, Sony representatives did not seek to connect the hacktivist group with the data breach event. That has changed now that forensic investigators have located a file on the hacked PSN systems named "Anonymous" and containing the movement's tagline "We are Legion"...

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Sony Online Entertainment Networks Also Hacked

May 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We had previously believed that SOE customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company, but on May 1st we concluded that SOE account information may have been stolen and we are notifying you as soon as possible..."

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PlayStation Hackers Boast Over Two Million Credit Cards

May 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Sony is saying the credit cards were encrypted, but we are hearing that the hackers made it into the main database, which would have given them access to everything, including credit card numbers,” said security consultant Mathew Solnik for The New York Times...

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Anonymous to Target Iranian Government Websites

May 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Anonymous has issued a press release identifying the Iranian government as the target de jour for a DDoS attack campaign. The attacks were set to begin on May 1 in conjunction with International Workers Day. No specific target websites were named in the release...

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Anonymous: PlayStation Warrants and NZ DDoS Attacks

April 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Reports have been circulating that implicate the rogue movement Anonymous in DDoS attacks against New Zealand's Parliamentary website, as well as speculation that the FBI has issued arrest warrants for Anonymous members for the hacking the Sony PlayStation Network...

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PS3 Cluster Attacks: Shall We Play a Game?

April 28, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

While 70 million people or so are complaining about not getting their Modern Warfare fix, an interesting e-mail made its way into my inbox. It touched on an altogether bigger problem that Sony may have on their hands - that the entire world for that matter may have on their hands...

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