Google Chrome store hit by Facebook hack extension

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Google Chrome users beware: a series of new extensions claiming to add customisation options to your Facebook profile are in fact malicious tools created by hackers intended to hijack your social networking accounts. Hiding in plain sight on the official…

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Sony in PSN, SOE lock down after new hacking attempt

Gerald Lynch Gaming, Tech Digest news 5 Comments

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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Amy Winehouse's website attacked by "SwagSec" hackers

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Amy Winehouse has become the latest high-profile target for hackers. A collective known as Swagger Security or "SwagSec" (and not to be confused with LulZSec, who recently disbanded) gained control of www.amywinehouse.com long enough to deface the stars page. Though…

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Hacker who stole Lady Gaga tracks, XXX Ke$ha pics, jailed

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Digital Music, Tech Digest news 4 Comments

A hacker known by the alias "DJ Stolen" has been given an 18 month sentence in a juvenile detention centre after admitting to stealing songs from Lady Gaga, Leona Lewis and Justin Timberlake among others. The 18-year old German teenager…

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PSN back to full health in US and Europe this week with the return of the Store, though not in all of Asia

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After a month long security and PR fiasco following the high-profile hack of their online gaming and content distribution system, Sony's PlayStation Network will finally be back to full health by the end of this week, with the PlayStation Store…

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