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Sony hit with £250k fine for 2011 PSN hack attack, SCEE responds

Sony hit with £250k fine for 2011 PSN hack attack, SCEE responds

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Back in May 2011, Sony revealed that the PlayStation Network hack attack, in which information from up to 77 million user accounts was stolen, cost the company $170 million in "insurance and damages". Now it will have to find a further £250,000 to pay... >>

PlayStation Network tweaks its accounts branding to Sony Entertainment Network

PlayStation Network tweaks its accounts branding to Sony Entertainment Network

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Sony has decided to ditch the accounts part of its PlayStation Network, with all user data now part of the  renamed "Sony Entertainment Network accounts" or "SEN accounts" group. Contrary to reports elsewhere on the net however, the change doesn't mean... >>

Sony focuses on Home time for PS3 users

Sony focuses on Home time for PS3 users

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"Homeward bound, I wish I was homeward bound," Home, where my thoughts escape, at home, where my music's playin', Home, where my love lies waitin' silently for me." If those words make you think of the PlayStation Network's Home, rather than the place... >>

Sony wins Pwnie award for PlayStation Network hack

Sony wins Pwnie award for PlayStation Network hack

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Sony has grabbed themselves a very special Pwnie award at this year's Black Hat security conference in Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The company scooped the prize for the PlayStation Network hack and lengthy service outage that ensued.  The Pwnies were... >>

PSN Pass introduced to reward original gamers

PSN Pass introduced to reward original gamers

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Sony has confirmed the existence of the PSN Pass scheme, after a picture of the Resistance 3 box sporting its moniker circulated online. The PSN Pass will be game specific and will allow people who have brought original copies of PS3 games, such as Resistance... >>

Sony continues the healing process with free Q Music Unlimited for PSN users

Sony continues the healing process with free Q Music Unlimited for PSN users

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Sony continues to seek forgiveness from its online customers, with another gesture aimed at getting PSN users back onside. The latest deal is a 180 free trial to the Q Music Unlimited on PS3 (yep, Q - we're not sure if this means that Sony is ditching... >>

3 arrested in Spain for Sony hacking

3 arrested in Spain for Sony hacking

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A Spanish police statement has been released detailing 3 suspects who have been arrested in connection with a Sony hacking case. Also connected to the hackers, who were identified as members of anonymous, was cyber-attacks on Spanish banks, an Italian... >>

Sony apologises to E3 for PlayStation outage

Sony apologises to E3 for PlayStation outage

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Sony Computer Entertainment America’s president Jack Tretton has openly apologised for the recent network outage of the PlayStation Network. In a humble apology to gamers, developers, and retailers the Sony exec said he had to address the elephant in... >>

Sing hossana! The PlayStation Network is back... Sort of

Sing hossana! The PlayStation Network is back... Sort of

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The PlayStation Network has been restored... Almost. A global restoration has started and many are able to access the PlayStation Store and download games, use vouchers and fiddle with all the shenanigans they used to be able to before the great and mighty... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #42

Pocket-lint Podcast #42

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With Computex currently in full swing in Taiwan, the Pocket-lint team look at the impact that the Asus PadFone will have on an already packed tablet market. And discuss whether or not they'll ever use Google Wallet to pay for stuff, or are they already... >>