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Report: Sony hit with second attack, loses 12,700 credit card numbers

May 3, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

Following up on this morning’s news that Sony Online Entertainment servers were offline across the board, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports (via BGR) that the company has lost 12,700 customer credit card numbers as the result of an attack. The company apparently took SOE servers offline after learning of the attack last evening, but has yet to issue a statement confirming that customer information has been lost.

Of the 12,700 total, 4,300 are alleged to be from Japan, while the remainder’s origins are unknown. The report also notes that most of the numbers are said to be from expired cards, which Engadget posits could mean this was simply stolen data from an old backup.

The report doesn’t mention whether last night’s supposed breach is connected to the recent incidents involving Sony’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, though an SOE representative told Joystiq that official comment would be coming from the company “within the hour.”

Source:
Joystiq

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Some PSN services to return this week, full services ‘within this month’

May 1, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

Sony’s US PlayStation blog tonight announced that “some PlayStation Network and Qriocity services” will become available this week as the company scrambles to build a new server home in the wake of a security breach earlier this month. Though no specific time or date is named, the post lays out a plan to “begin a phased restoration by region” of services “shortly,” alongside a mandatory system update for all consoles forcing a change in password, before the full return of services “within this month.”

With the return of services will also come a new position at Sony Corporation: chief information security officer, a position that will report to current chief information officer Shinji Hasejima. Additionally, the company says it is expediting an “already planned move” of its data center — a data center the post claims to have been “under construction and development for several months,” despite the attacks having only occurred within the past few weeks. Sony also detailed its “Welcome Back” appreciation program a bit more thoroughly, though it still remains unclear what content the company will be offering in various regions as an apology. The list of known services returning to PSN this week are listed after the break.
Restoration of Online game-play across the PlayStation®3 (PS3) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems -This includes titles requiring online verification and downloaded games
Access to Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3/PSP for existing subscribers
Access to account management and password reset
Access to download un-expired Movie Rentals on PS3, PSP and MediaGo
PlayStation®Home
Friends List
Chat Functionality

Source:
Sony

Geohot Speaks to PSN Hacker

April 29, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

Geo Hotz claims he is innocent and has the following to say:

“Running homebrew and exploring security on your devices is cool, hacking into someone else’s server and stealing databases of user info is not cool. You make the hacking community look bad, even if it is aimed at douches like Sony.”

“Sony needs to accept that they no longer own and control the PS3 when they sell it to you. Notice it’s only PSN that gave away all your personal data, not Xbox Live when the 360 was hacked, not iTunes when the iPhone was jailbroken, and not GMail when Android was rooted.”

Bossfight Gaming Blog - Geohotz PSN

And this is his message to the Hackers:

“To the perpetrator, two things. You are clearly talented and will have plenty of money(or a jail sentence and bankruptcy) coming to you in the future. Don’t be a dick and sell people’s information,”

Sony PSN Confirmed Hacked, Personal Data Leak

April 27, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

Whatever is going on over at the PlayStation Network seems pretty serious. As you may know, the PlayStation Network has been down for nearly a week. This has lead to tons of rumors and speculation. And Sony confirmed Tuesday that hackers have managed to obtain personal information Sony stored within the PlayStation Network, possibly including credit cards.

According to Sony’s Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media, Patrick Seybold an “unauthorized person” has obtained PlayStation Network Users’ personal information, including name, address, password, login. According to the company, it’s possible that credit card data has been accessed as well. Meaning, things just went to a potential catastrophe for millions of PlayStation 3 users.
The PSN issues also affected Sony Online Entertainment MMOs such as Free Realms and DC Universe Online.
Sony said that some services would be restored within a week.

Source:
MMORPG News

Net crisis fraud fear hits Sony

April 26, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

SONY was last night trying to find out if the PlayStation Network meltdown has put gamers at risk of credit card fraud.
The online service remained crippled for a sixth day after the attack by hackers.

More than 75million people worldwide use it to play video games, stream movies and shop online.

But Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka said the company did not yet know if users’ credit card details or other personal information was at risk.

He said the Japanese giant was conducting a “thorough investigation”.

Sony executive Patrick Seybold posted on the official PlayStation blog that they had no idea when the network might return. He said: “We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available.”

The firm is rebuilding its systems to protect against further strikes.

Source:
The Sun

Battlefield 3 might support Move and 3D

March 19, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - Battlefield

A lot of people are looking forward to this game. Not only because it’s awsome predecessor but also because of the awsome footage they showed of the game.

When we asked Dice if they are going to support Playstation Move and 3D he said the following:

“We are thinking about it, yes, definitely”

The Art Director added:

“Of course we look at what the others are doing. At the same time, we’re looking at what we can improve. I think the technology we have is a step beyond what the others have”

Do you think they should invest time in this? Or do you think they should invest this time in improving their current work?

Let us know!

No standard move controller for Playstation 4

March 17, 2011

Bosfight Gaming Blog - Playstation Move

We can’t deny that the motion controllers have been a huge succes. Despite that, it is not going to be the standard for the Playstation 4 says Dr. Richard Marks head of Sony’s R&D department.

“I don’t think that makes sense”

he said in an interview with gamasutra

“I said that pretty much from the beginning that we’re not trying to get rid of the gamepad. The gamepad is a really good abstract device. It can map to so many different things. It doesn’t map one-to-one to those things, but it doesn’t need to for a lot of game experiences.”

Marks did admit that the standard gamecontrollers scares a part of the audience,

“It is still intimidating to some audiences, some people. And so, those people might like Move better. So, I think having both offered to people that want to play is the right choice right now.”

It varies per game,

“I think the DualShock, it’s just better for some experiences, but the Move is better for other ones. There’s just no way to combine them and just say one is the right thing to have. I don’t mean there’s no way to combine them. I mean just throwing one of them away is not the right choice.”

I must admit that I do not own a Move controller or a Kinect, so for me this sounds quite logical. They didn’t convince me yet…
What do you think about this?

PAX East Updates

March 13, 2011

PAX East Updates coming soon stay tuned!

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PAX East

Little Big Planet’s Sackboy Gets His Own Game?

November 11, 2010

Bossfight Gaming Blog

Did you also fell in love with the charms of Sackboy? If so your sure gonna love this!

The Game ‘Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves’ seems to be in development for the PS3.
This rumour came up when the title appeared on the list for an age rating for the Australian Classification Board.

There was no description added. According to the website Siliconera it is going to be a Move title. Looking at the title this probably will be the case. Follow the blog for future info on this title.

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And this year’s E3 Winner is?

June 24, 2010

Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo who is the big winner?
They all had spectacular shows that’s for sure.

Microsoft:
+ 360 Slim very sexy
+ Halo Reach
+ Gears of War 3
– Kinect controller-less waggling
– No Hardcore Kinect Games
– No new anouncements

Sony:
+ Little Big Planet 2
+ A lot of Exclusive content announced
+ Kevin Buttler
– Wii HD waggling
– No New announcements except for Portal 2
– Playstation Plus
– 3D Gaming: glasses irritate and 3D TVs are still too expensive

Sony's Kevin Buttler

Nintendo:
+ Donkey Kong Country Returns
+ Goldeneye Remake
+ Zelda Skyward Sword
+ Kirby Epic Yarn
+ Metroid: Other M
+ Epic Mickey
+ Kid Ikarus
+ 3D without glasses 3DS
– No Wii HD
– Wii Motion Plus not responding well

Metroid

Conclusion:
While Microsoft and Sony where busy slapping each other in the face with their motion controls and pimping with their exclusive titles, Nintendo just kept it real by going back to their core classics and bringing them back stronger than ever.
Also suprising everyone with a technological breakthrough by introducing a handheld that displays 3D without wearing any glasses. Even introducing a line up of games and movies backing it up! It’s is even able to take 3D pictures!

E3 is all about surprising the audience. Did Microsoft do that? No. Did Sony do that? No. Did Nintendo do that? Absolutely..

I believe this is the year Nintendo will get their hardcore audience back. By means of old school hardcore games.
Without a doubt they are the big surprise of this years E3.
(They even made me buy a Wii!)


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