Category Archives: PSN

Grinches steal Christmas for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network users

There's nothing like waking up early on Christmas morning, unwrapping your gifts after your parents finally get out of bed, getting the game you'd asked Santa for, and popping it into your console for some online gaming—only to find out you can't log on. That was the sad reality for gamers all around the world on Christmas Day as an apparent Distributed Denial of Service attack made logging into the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live difficult, if not impossible, for most users.

Complaints about service disruptions began Christmas Eve, with disgruntled gamers taking to Twitter to complain about not being able to connect to Xbox Live and PSN. Both Sony and Microsoft acknowledged the problem, saying that their tech folks were working to get the networks back online.

"We are aware some users are unable to sign into Xbox Live. Our teams are working to resolve the issue. Visit xbox.com/support for status updates," said Sean McCarthy, general manager of Microsoft's Xbox Product Services in a statement to CNN. "We don't share info on the root cause of specific issues."

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Sony Pictures Hacked – Employee Details & Movies Leaked

Sony hasn’t always had the best of times when it comes to being hacked, back in 2011 Sony basically had to rebuild the PlayStation Network (PSN) because of a hack which rendered the service off-line for almost a whole week. Plus the fact the PSN hack could have leaked up to 10 million user accounts [...] The post Sony Pictures Hacked...

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Sony suffers another security scare – 93,000 user accounts broken into

Hackers successfully broke into 93,000 accounts at Sony over the last few days, once again impacting users of the Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment services.

Sony’s cloudburst, Facebook controversy, FBI takedown, Armenia cut off – 90 Sec News – April 2011

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This month: Sony suffers a cloudburst, Facebook courts controversy (again), the FBI busts the Coreflood botnet and Armenia gets cut off from the internet.

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