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  • Blog Post: Extra Life Website Suffers DDoS Attack, Now Back Online

    Update: The Extra Life website is back online. After suffering a DDoS attack this morning, the Extra Life website is online and functioning again. It might not be back up for everyone, but it should be soon. The following message was sent to Extra Life registrants who were alerted of the attack of the... More
  • Blog Post: LulzSec Leader Turns In Members To FBI, Arrests Made

    An FBI official claims, "We're chopping the head off LulzSec," according to a new report published by Fox News. Apparently, five members of LulzSec, the group that had conducted attacks on games like Eve Online, League of Legends, Minecraft, and had even managed to compromise Xbox Live... More
  • Blog Post: Be Sure To Drink Your Ovaltine, And Check Your Bank Account

    The website videogamewriters.com is reporting possible Xbox Live and Paypal hacking. It could just be one man's poor luck, but videogamewriters.com is offering a story of one man with over $200 charged to his Xbox Live account through Paypal. One tale of hacking normally wouldn't be a concern... More
  • Blog Post: Amorphous Hacking Group Disbands, Reorganizes, Rages More On Twitter

    The hacking group Lulzsec has announced its own end via Twitter, while infamous loosely organized anarchist collective Anonymous claims that "all Lulzsec members are accounted for, nobody is hiding. Only a name was abandoned for the greater glory." Lulzsec recently went on a 50-day hacking... More
  • Blog Post: Hacker Group Lulzsec Ends Reign Of Digital Terror

    After nearly two months of constant, exhaustive cyber-attacks on corporations and government agencies all around the world, hacker group Lulzsec says it is going away. The announcement comes via the six-person group's "50 Days of Lulz" letter . The statement begins with a sort-of explanation... More
  • Blog Post: [Update]: Sega Says Hack Affected 1.3 Million Users

    Update: Sega has released information regarding a recent security breach that puts the size of the attack into better perspective. According to the company, 1.3 million customers had their personal information taken from the company's Sega Pass network. "We are deeply sorry for causing trouble... More
  • Blog Post: [Update]: PSN Password Issues Resolved

    UPDATE: After a short outage, PSN has fixed the problem that may have left passwords vulnerable, and the service is back up. An update to the PlayStation Blog sheds some light on the recent password problem experienced on PSN. Not only is the service now back up, but the update suggests that no hacking... More
  • Blog Post: PSN Restoration "A Few More Days" Away

    While they're still giving no specific date, Sony still wants you to know that they're working hard to solve the PSN catastrophe. Addressing the service restoration, Senior Director of Corporate Communications Patrick Seybold posted the following: I know you all want to know exactly when the... More
  • Blog Post: New York Attorney General Subpoenas Sony On PSN Scandal

    Sony continues to come under the microscope of government for its handling of the PSN/Sony Online security breach. Yesterday we reported that Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kaz Hirai submitted -- in lieu of attending -- an eight-page document to the Congressional subcommittee on Manufacturing,... More
  • Blog Post: Here's How Hackers Took Down PSN

    Sony handed out the above image after their press conference earlier today, and it demonstrates how hackers took down PSN. At least, I'm told it demonstrates what happens. Not knowing anything about hacking, it just looks like instructions to some really lame Lego set to me. Source: Mark MacDonald More
  • Blog Post: PS3 Hacked…Again?

    A YouTube video has surfaced that purports to show a compromised version of the new 3.60 firmware that Sony deployed to PlayStation 3s to combat the widespread hacks of the console. YouTube user Winocm narrates the video, in the most irritating way possible, as he shows what appears to be a retail PS3... More
  • Blog Post: Report: 3DS Can Detect And Record Attempts At Piracy

    Nintendo has made combating the piracy that plagued the Nintendo DS a high priority. The company has said that automatic firmware updates will help thwart game pirates, and many publishers -- most notably THQ -- have stated that they feel the 3DS has enough fail safes in place to prevent it from becoming... More
  • Blog Post: Oops! Kevin Butler Retweets PS3 Jailbreak Code

    Kevin Butler has been Sony's marketing golden boy for the past couple of years, but it looks like the blonde bombshell just stuck his e-foot in his e-mouth in a big way. An anonymous poster to Slashdot claimed that the ad-man had retweeted a message from one of his 69,000 followers that included... More
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