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TechnologySony's hacking problems aren't over yet. On Wednesday morning, Philip Reitinger, Sony's newly hired chief information security officer, said that about 93,000 PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment user accounts might have been breached in a...
TechnologySony has agreed to buy Ericsson's half of the Sony Ericsson smartphone-making joint venture, the two companies announced on Thursday. Sony will pay Ericsson about $1.5 billion for its stake in the company, which makes a wide range of smartphones with some...
L.A. Times Tech BlogSpanish police reportedly arrested three alleged members of the hacker and activist group Anonymous on Friday on suspicion of taking part in online attacks against Sony's PlayStation network, as well as banks, businesses and government websites. The...
L.A. Times Tech BlogA 19-year-old man's arrest in London on suspicion of taking part in Web attacks against businesses and government agencies was announced on Tuesday. Shortly after, the arrest was made public by the U.K.'s Metropolitan Police, the hacker group LulzSec said...
L.A. Times Tech BlogSony Chariman and CEO Sir Howard Stringer says the Japanese tech giant became a target for hackers over the last few month in retaliation for the its protection of intellectual property, according to a report. "We believe that we first became the...
L.A. Times Tech BlogSony has extended the cutoff date for its free AllClear ID Plus identity protection offer for PlayStation Network and Qriocity users to July 31. The Japanese consumer electronics giant first offered the AllClear ID Plus service at no charge in......
L.A. Times Tech BlogSony hires former head of U.S. National Cyber Security Center: Sony Corp. has hired a former U.S. Department of Homeland Security official as its new top security executive. Philip Reitinger, formerly the director of Homeland Security's National Cyber...
L.A. Times Tech BlogThe PlayStation Store is back online, and availble to gamers using Sony's PlayStation Network -- after more than one month being out of commission. "The PlayStation Store is back online and thank you everyone for your patience," wrote Grace Chen, the...
L.A. Times Tech BlogLulzSec, a group of hackers who recently posted fake stories reporting dead rappers Tupac and Biggie Smalls were alive and living in New Zealand on PBS' website, have a new target -- Sony. From its Twitter account, @LulzSec, the group sent out a few...
L.A. Times Tech BlogIf your account was one of the 77 million on Sony's PlayStation Network or Qriocity online music service, there's no reason to panic. Security experts say that while the scope of the breach was among the largest in history, the resulting financial...
L.A. Times Tech BlogSony said PlayStation Network users' credit card data was encrypted, but not their personal and contact information....
L.A. Times Tech BlogA congressional subcommittee has sent a letter to Sony Corp. seeking information about a security attack on PlayStation’s online network by hackers last week. Addressed to Sony Chairman Kazuo Hirai, the letter requested answers to a detailed list of...
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