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John McAfee joins social casino firm MGT

18 days ago Antivirus entrepreneur signs on as CEO, rebrands company to John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc.

1 Hack affects 7 million Minecraft players

A month ago Lifeboat Network compromised in January, but company never informed player community

PlayStation Network getting two-step verification

A month ago Sony confirms feature is in the works after PlayStation 3 firmware update tips hand

US legislator presses Oculus on user privacy

A month 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

5 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

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

7 Microsoft disables online capabilities for Gears leakers

A year 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

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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

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