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Sony Introduces 2FA for PlayStation Users

Posted on August 26th, 2016.

In a long-awaited and overdue move, Sony has finally introduced two-factor authentication to PlayStation users who can now enable the security feature on their PlayStation Network (PSN) accounts. Five years after suffering a devastating hack that compromised the user details of some 77 million PlayStation Network users, Sony has...

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Cybersecurity

Sony (Finally!) Brings 2FA Security to PlayStation Network

Posted on April 21st, 2016.

 In what is a long overdue effort to enhance its users’ security, Sony has finally confirmed that it is adding two-factor authentication to its popular gaming platform, the PlayStation Network. Whispers of an impending two-factor verification feature in the PlayStation Network was first spotted by users on the latest firmware update...

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Bugs

It’s 2016 and Sony Says: The PlayStation Network Is Down

Posted on January 5th, 2016.

Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation Network (PSN) a vast resource that includes the multiplayer platform, the PlayStation Store and other social features are all currently experiencing downtime. It’s a new year and yet some things don’t change. Sony seems to be running into the same old problems. The company has acknowledged that its...

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Hacker Claims a Successful PS4 Jailbreak

Posted on December 14th, 2015.

It was only a matter of time before hackers figured out a way to jailbreak the most popular selling videogame console around, Sony’s PlayStation 4. One hacker has claimed just that, by confirming a PS4 jailbreak. With a tweet to stroke the curiosity and envy of millions of PlayStation 4 console owners, a hacker who calls himself CTurt on...

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Breaches

Sony Pictures Hack Settlement May Cost the Studio up to $8 Million

Posted on October 21st, 2015.

Hollywood Studio Sony Pictures Entertainment has agreed to pay between $5.5 million to $8 million as a settlement sum toward employees who filed a lawsuit against the studio, alleging that their personal data was breached and stolen during the infamous 2014 Sony Pictures hack. Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. has reached a settlement...

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Business

WikiLeaks Posts More Leaked Sony E-Mails

Posted on May 5th, 2015.

Readers will remember that last December, with the impending release of ‘The Interview,’ a major breach took place at Sony Pictures.

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DDoS Attacks

Dutch Government Goes Offline

Posted on February 13th, 2015.

Government.nl (Dutch rijksoverheid.nl) and numerous other official Dutch government websites were offline Tuesday thanks to a massive, sustained, 10-hour distributed denial of service attack. The source of the attacks remains undisclosed and the specifics of the attack have been vague thus far.

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Breaches

Sony Pictures for Sale: Russian Hackers May Be Selling Access According to U.S. Firm

Posted on February 5th, 2015.

Sony can’t seem to catch a break lately. Between the giant hacking scandal that took place throughout December and the aftermath of their secrets spilled all over the web, the movie production portion of their business has gone through serious struggle.

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Breaches

US Still Convinced North Korea Attacked Sony

Posted on January 28th, 2015.

While several security researchers have come out with evidence linking groups such as the Lizard Squad to the Sony Pictures attack last year, the government is sticking to its guns in its accusation that the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is in fact directly responsible.

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The Biggest Hacks and Breaches from 2014

Posted on January 11th, 2015.

IBM’s Security team has released cyber attack statistics for 2014. In the summary, 2014s biggest hacks so far have changed from previous years – focusing on malware affecting US retailers, 43% more retail data was stolen in 2014 than the previous year.

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4 Theories Regarding the Sony Hack

Posted on January 9th, 2015.

It’s been a little over two weeks since the U.S. government blamed North Korea for the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures, and Cybersecurity firms and hackers have continued to express doubts as to the legitimacy of these claims. Two cyber security firms, Norse Corporation and Cloud Flare, conducted independent investigations into the...

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Companies

Samsung Smart TVs Will All Run the Open-Source Tizen Operating System

Posted on January 8th, 2015.

Samsung announced today that they were actively trying to redefine the entire TV experience by incorporating their new Tizen operating system into all their new smart TVs.

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Companies

Samsung Smart TVs Will Be Able To Play Playstation Games Without a Playstation Soon

Posted on January 5th, 2015.

Sony and Samsung have recently announced that the PlayStation Now game service will launch on certain Samsung smart TVs in early 2015 in the U.S. and Canada. Owners of select models of Samsung TVs will be able to stream PlayStation games on their TVs without owning a PlayStation console.

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Politics

President Obama Sanctions North Korean Agents over Sony Hack

Posted on January 2nd, 2015.

In a press release on the US Treasury website this morning, President Obama signed an executive order that sanctions North Korea in response to the Sony Hack. The action is in response to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s numerous provocations. However, the statement specifically mentions the recent cyber-attack...

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Malware Alert: Fake Android ‘The Interview’ Movie App Stealing Bank Account Information

Posted on January 1st, 2015.

Reports surfacing are outlining a new Android app, designed to look like one for the controversial Sony movie, The Interview, are stealing thousands of bank account details.

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Sony Leak Was An Inside Job

Posted on December 31st, 2014.

While the mainstream media dutifully followed the “Sony hacked by North Korea” narrative, experts were not at all convinced. There are situations where North Korea is the source of advanced persistent threats (APT), but their operators grew up in the world’s last Stalinist state. They are often confused by how little control...

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Gaming

Lizard Squad Stops PSN and Xbox Live Takedown Possibly Thanks to Mega and Kim Dotcom

Posted on December 26th, 2014.

Earlier in December, Lizard Squad promised to take down the PlayStation Network, as well as the Xbox Live network on Christmas day to punish new gamers receiving their PS4’s or Xbox One’s. After the group had made good on their threat, both networks saw major downtime until Kim Dotcom decided to stop the madness. Access to both...

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Companies

Microsoft Virtual Reality Development for Xbox One Confirmed

Posted on December 26th, 2014.

The virtual reality battleground is fast approaching according to the ever-growing technology and gaming groundswell. According to some news outlets, Microsoft is announcing the call of Sony Playstation’s Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) and Oculus VR’s Oculus Rift PC HMD as early as June 2015.

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Gaming

The Lizards Who Stole Christmas: Lizard Squad Makes Good on Threats

Posted on December 26th, 2014.

At the beginning of December, Lizard Squad, earlier reported here as being linked to the Sony Pictures hacks primarily credited to the Guardians of Peace, promised to take down the Sony PlayStation Network and the XBOX Live network on Christmas day. The group’s Twitter account was lively on Christmas day ranging from bizarre rap...

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‘The Interview’ Gets Digital Release on Google Before Arriving at Movie Theaters, Ushering In A New Standard For Movie Releases Worldwide

Posted on December 24th, 2014.

After a long rollercoaster of ups and downs brought on by a disturbing hacking incident involving Sony and their controversial Seth Rogen film The Interview, Sony finally came to an agreement with Google to release the film digitally. Through Google Play and YouTube Movies, people can now rent or buy The Interview, never before done for...