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Sony PlayStation Network Breach (2011)

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  • Sony flips the switch back on for PlayStation Network

     
    Sony begins to roll its PlayStation Network back online, after weeks of being crippled by a cyberattack....
  • Congressmen Edward Markey and Joe Barton ask Facebook to explain security vulnerability

     
    Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) have asked Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg to explain a security vulnerability that gave advertisers and other third parties access to users' accounts and personal information. Security...
  • Facebook apps may have leaked millions of users' personal data to third parties

     
    Facebook apps may have accidentally leaked the personal data of millions of Facebook users to third parties such as advertisers, according to the web security firm Symantec. Among the information that could have been accessed is data listed on user...
  • Sony's websites may be next target for hackers, report says

     
    An unidentified group of hackers could be planning to attack Sony's website this weekend in response to the consumer electronics giant's decision to suspend the PlayStation Network and its cloud-based music service Qriocity, according to a report from...
  • Sony CEO apologizes for PlayStation Network hack, announces ID-theft insurance

     
    Sir Howard Stringer, Sony's chief executive, president and chairman, issued an apology for the hacking of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity music service, and the resulting outage of both online services since April 20. In a letter posted on the...
  • Sony partially blames online vigilante group Anonymous for data breach

     
    Sony told U.S. lawmakers that the Internet vigilante group Anonymous indirectly allowed a network attack that exposed the personal data of millions of customers. In a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's panel on commerce, manufacturing and...
  • U.S. attorney general launches probe into Sony data breach

     
    The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the security breach at Sony Corp., in which two separate attacks over the last month shut down Sony's PlayStation Network and an online-gaming unit. "We have open investigations with regard to those....
  • Nintendo slashes Wii price to $149.99

     
    Nintendo is slashing the price of its Wii gaming console and throwing in some freebies as well. Starting May 15, the suggested retail price for the Wii, once highly coveted by youngsters and energetic seniors alike, will be cut to......
  • Sony online gaming unit shut down in second attack

     
    Less than a week after news of a security breach sparked an uproar, Sony Corp. has shut down its online-gaming unit after a hacker infiltrated the network in the second such attack on the company in the last month. Sony Online Entertainment, known for...
  • Congress questions Sony on hacked PlayStation network

     
    A 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...
  • Sony says PlayStation Network credit-card data was encrypted

     
    Sony said PlayStation Network users' credit card data was encrypted, but not their personal and contact information....