Sony apologises for the PSN outage with discounts

Sony has issued a "holiday thank you" to PSN users affected by the hack-induced downtime in the form of five days extra PSN subscription for Playstation Plus members and a 10% discount code to buy stuff from the Playstation Store. It isn't immediately clear exactly when the apology bribes will be coming, but when they…

“Lizard Squad” hackers now accepting freelance requests

The hacking group that successfully took down the Playstation Network and Xbox Live over Christmas is now, rather ominously, offering its services to anyone who will pay. According to The Guardian, a Lizard Squad representative claimed the Xbox and PSN hack as a "huge marketing scheme" - and that the software it used to it,…

South Korean government shutting down online gaming

Yes thats right! The South Korean government has taken control of people's online gaming by enforcing a Shutdown Law by switching off all online services from midnight to 6am for all gamers sixteen or under. Originally only meant to…

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…

PSN Lulzsec hackers strike at Nintendo too

Sony have had an awful month's worth of falling foul to the crafty work of hackers, with the PS3's PSN going offline for what felt an age, the Sony BMG sites attacked and the Sony Pictures Entertainment site being compromised…