Posts Tagged ‘sony’

E3: Sony Highlights 2011

June 7, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - E3 2011


Video Review: Infamous 2 PS3

May 30, 2011

Sony´s PSN welcome back programme overview

May 17, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

You can download two of the following games for free if you own a PS3:
– LittleBigPlanet
– Infamous
– Wipeout HD/Fury
– Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
– Dead Nation

If you own a PSP you can chose between two games below:
– LittleBigPlanet PSP
– ModNation PSP
– Pursuit Force
– Killzone Liberation

Additionally the following will be received:
– 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PS Plus subscribers.
– Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given 60 days free subscription.
– For existing Music Unlimited subscribers, you will be given 30 days free subscription.
– We are working on a Welcome Back offer in PlayStation Home and will share that when it is confirmed.

Playstation Network Back online!

May 15, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down
Happy to announce that the playstation network is back online!

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.”


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
Friends List
Chat Functionality


Rumour: PSN Credit Card info for Sale

April 29, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down
There is a rumour now that the credit card information of 2.2 million people is for sale.. Stevens from Trend Micro tweeted this.
However Sony says this info is encrypted and useless.

As soon as we know more we will update you.

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.


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.

The Sun

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