Have Sony turned a PR disaster into a PR triumph? (part two)

Have Sony turned a PR disaster into a PR triumph? (part two)

Jun 24, 2011

Part one concentrated on how Sony’s choice of games for the Welcome Back package could, potentially, rescue their profit margin in the long run. Despite this, they still have a long road to travel before they can confidently claim that the PlayStation brand has survived the security breach – particularly in Japan. Japan was one of the last countries to...

Eidos & Deus Ex sites hacked; Anonymous responsible?

Eidos & Deus Ex sites hacked; Anonymous responsible?

May 13, 2011

Hmmmm. MCV reports that, as detailed over at KrebsOnSecurity, Square Enix have suffered hacks over at the Deus Ex and Eidos websites. On Wednesday evening, both sites displayed a banner reading ‘Owned By Chippy1337’ which also included names and handles of several other hackers (above); shortly after, both sites went down until mid-late Thursday...

Who brought down the PlayStation Network?

Who brought down the PlayStation Network?

Apr 27, 2011

It’s a serious question; but I offer no serious answers. This is just for laughs, so if you have no sense of humour about the situation, begone! I have here a carefully (ahem) compiled list of potential suspects. Decide for yourselves who has the most to gain. WARNING: May contain Smurfs. Every day, thousands – perhaps millions -of young men have the...

Aussie Hacker set to pay million dollar penalty to Nintendo

An Australian 20-something computer pro, or nerd, has agreed to pay Nintendo $1.3 million for illegally uploading New Super Mario Bros. to the web on November 6, 2009. The sloppy hacker surely had no chance against Nintendo’s attorneys and his case at face value is sceptical. Hacker James Burt, aged 24, bought the popular game ahead of its global release...