Sony in PSN, SOE lock down after new hacking attempt

Sony have "locked-down" some 93,000 accounts after they found yet another attempt to hack their PlayStation Network, Sony Entertainment Network, and Sony Online Entertainment databases had been made. Detecting a large number of unauthorised attempts to access accounts "using very…

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Sony hacks continue as Japanese and Greek music sites come under fire

The PS3's PlayStation Network online service may be tentatively being restored to full working order, but Sony's online woes continue as yet more of their services have been attacked this week. The latest targets were the Sony Music Japan and…

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Top Tory MP's blog, Twitter and Facebook hacked

Hackers have yesterday wreaked havoc with the Facebook, Twitter and blog accounts of Therese Coffey, Conservative candidate for Suffolk Coastal. Explicit messages were sent from Coffey's accounts, with some grim remarks made about Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife….

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Top Ten Geeky Valentine Presents: For Him

It's that time of year again, where we all rush off to Clinton's for a naff card, a syrupy teddy and a box of Quality Streets for our loved ones. Yep, Valentine's Day rears its sickly head once again,…

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Britain to set up cyber-security centre

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Gordon Brown has announced the creation of a cyber-security operations centre to protect Britain for cyber-attacks. “Just as in the 19th century we had to secure the seas for our national safety and prosperity, and in the 20th century we had to secure the air, in the 21st century we also have to secure our position in cyberspace,” he said.

The team is set to include young computer geeks with questionable pasts. Terrorism Minister Lord Alan West said: “You need youngsters who are actually deep into this stuff. If they’ve been slightly naughty, very often they really enjoying stopping others.”

The aim of the unit will be to protect sensitive systems from spies, thieves, terrorists and other Bond-villains. West has stated that BT’s systems, for example, come under attempted attack at least 1,000 times a day. Jonathan Evans, head of MI5, has warned that both China and Russia are spying on Britain through technology.

In response to this news I’d just like to make it known that I, myself, am somewhat of a computer geek and I do have the required questionable past – I used to copy Amiga games off of my mates. I’d be willing to join the crack team for a £50k salary, company car and Bupa membership.

(via Fox News)

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