Security

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1 Hack affects 7 million Minecraft players

8 days ago Lifeboat Network compromised in January, but company never informed player community

PlayStation Network getting two-step verification

14 days ago Sony confirms feature is in the works after PlayStation 3 firmware update tips hand

US legislator presses Oculus on user privacy

26 days ago Sen. Al Franken asks Brendan Iribe for answers on company's collection and sharing of user location, physical movements, and communications

8 77,000 Steam accounts hacked each month

4 months ago Valve explains new trade hold policy, saw a 20-fold increase in account theft complaints after introduction of item trading

5 Users of Lizard Squad's DDoS attack tool arrested in UK

8 months ago National Crime Agency says six people targeted over Lizard Stresser software

7 Microsoft disables online capabilities for Gears leakers

11 months ago Testers who shared footage and screens have LIVE access revoked

Twitch suffers security breach

A year ago Streaming service warns users that phone numbers, home addresses, other info may have been compromised

3 Community management in the culture wars

A year ago Raph Koster, Richard Vogel, and Gordon Walton say harassment and conflict are only getting worse, but there are ways to address it

2 Raptr warns users of security breach

A year ago Personal info and hashed passwords accessed in hack; CEO calls risk "pretty minimal"

5 White House considers a 30-day limit for disclosure of data breaches

A year ago Companies should be compelled to inform customers of hacks, says Obama

Lizard Squad hacker arrested

A year ago Member of group claiming responsibility for PSN, Xbox Live downtime arrested for unrelated cyber-fraud

12 PlayStation Network, Xbox Live hit by DDOS attacks

A year ago UPDATE: Sony offering compensation to PSN users

3 Sony denies group's claims that PSN was hacked

A year ago Company "found no evidence that there was any intrusion into our network"

1 EA kept quiet on Real Racing dev's forum hack

A year ago Publisher acknowledges Firemonkeys forums were hacked a year after the fact, says "small number" of user emails potentially taken

2 Bomb scare on SOE head's plane tied to DDOS attacks

A year ago Smedley's flight diverted after group targeting Sony, Blizzard tweets about explosives on board; FBI investigating

Jobs

4 PS3 hacker GeoHot joins Google

A year ago First person to crack the iPhone now interning on web giant's Project Zero, hunting vulnerabilities in popular software

11 DRM not the way to fight piracy - Paradox

A year ago CEO Fredrik Wester would rather incentivize those who purchase than punish those who steal

British spy agency looked into tapping Kinect feeds

2 years ago Latest Edward Snowden leak says GCHQ intercepted Yahoo webcam chat images, considered similar spying with Xbox 360 tech

10 Clash of Clans daily revenue at $5.15 million - Hacker

2 years ago Supercell internal figures apparently revealed after intruder gets access to company's social media management tool

10 Rovio: We don't work with government spies

2 years ago Angry Birds maker says it won't share end user info with NSA or other surveillance agencies

10 Anti-piracy circumvention may be legal, EU court rules

2 years ago Ruling finds value in thwarting Nintendo protection measures for reasons other than pirating games

Blizzard warns of World of Warcraft account-stealing Trojan

2 years ago Company warns that authenticator protection is ineffective against latest malware attack

5 Gamers target of 34,000 hack attacks a day

2 years ago Kaspersky Lab security firm says Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto have been popular targets, attacks only increasing with launch of PS4 and Xbox One

1 Sony asks users to reset passwords

2 years ago "Irregular activity" detected as PS4 maker takes security measures

3 League of Legends hacked

2 years ago Riot Games confirms security breach of North American accounts tied to 120,000 transactions

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