Thanks to online communities and online store fronts that anyone can create without much oversight, it seems that some of these services are being abused. In a report from Motherboard, it appears that Sony’s PlayStation Network was recently abused, where it was discovered that someone had used the online gaming service to sell drugs.
After various hacking attempts (some successful) on Sony’s PlayStation Network, you would think that the company would be rushing to step up security and offer all kinds of security and protective features for its users, but for some reason despite two-factor authentication being extremely common, it is only now that Sony will be introducing it to their platform.
As you might have heard, yesterday Sony’s PlayStation Network was down and appeared to be down for a good while. So far it seems like it might have been some connectivity or network issues and not a hack like we’re sure many gamers are a little paranoid about, especially following the massive hack back in 2011.That being said, PSN has been facing quite a fair bit of downtime in recent […]
Ever since Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) was hacked in 2011 that caused a major outage, we suppose we can’t blame gamers if they were to feel paranoid whenever PSN goes down because it is unclear if this is simply a connectivity issue, or if it the network has been hacked again.That being said, it has recently been reported that Sony’s PSN is down again and at this time of posting, […]
It looks like the long arm of the law has finally dispensed the relevant kind of justice – Julius “zeekill” Kivimaki, who is one of the members of the notorious Lizard Squad, has been found guilty for being part of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live gaming services that happened sometime around Christmas last year. Of course, this guilty verdict does not cover just […]
If you’re unable to access the PlayStation Network today don’t freak out or worry that something bad has happened, Sony has confirmed that it is going to take down the PlayStation Network today for routine maintenance. This is nothing new as the company does this every few months to ensure that all systems continue to run as they should and that there’s no decrease in performance or reliability come what may.
Ever since news broke of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal, many companies all over the world have come forward and offered their support, and Sony is one of the latest companies to help out by trying to raise earthquake relief funds via the Sony PSN platform. There is now a new area in the PlayStation Store where gamers can donate money towards relief efforts.Gamers can choose how much they […]
Sony has often been requested to allow PlayStation Network sub-accounts to be upgraded to master accounts and it has finally come through. PlayStation Network users now have the ability to do this, though only through a PC initially, but Sony has promised that users will be able to do this through a PlayStation 4 in the near future.
It is starting to feel like a nightmare all over again, as there are PlayStation users who have reported connectivity issues whenever they try to log in to the PlayStation Network, and this particular incident has already been confirmed by Sony. Sony’s engineers are working to solve whatever problem that might be plaguing the PlayStation Network, and needless to say, they do hope to be able to get everything up […]
If you have been following the news around PlayStation Network and Xbox Live attack, which happened over Christmas, then you may have already heard about Lizard Squad. This is the group that claimed responsibility for knocking down the online gaming services on Christmas. It took a couple of days for the companies to bring their networks back online much to the dismay of gamers around the world. According to a new […]
As many gamers have probably figured out for themselves, Sony’s PSN and Microsoft’s Xbox Live were hacked over Christmas, effectively preventing them from playing their games online. Now both Xbox Live and PSN are back online and the group claiming responsibility for the hacks have promised to stop.However it seems that there are still issues plaguing Sony’s PSN. This was confirmed by Sony on the PlayStation Knowledge Center in which […]
As many gamers who use Sony or Microsoft’s gaming services have noticed, both PSN and Xbox Live were taken offline during Christmas due to the attacks of a hacker group who call themselves the Lizard Squad. Now it appears that the hacks have stopped and that the services are back online, but we’re sure many are wondering when the next hack will be.The good news is that the Lizard Squad […]
It looks like you will find it hard to get a good gaming session in over Christmas. Just yesterday a hacker group going by Lizard Squad took down both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live for a while, causing a great inconvenience to gamers around the world. Something similar seems to be happening now as gamers are once again facing problems with PSN and Xbox Live. Both Sony and Microsoft have […]
One would think that hackers would recede in their lairs for the holidays but the reality is different. A notorious group which goes by the moniker Lizard Squad is taking credit for the attack on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live that took place on Christmas Eve. This group has been involved in similar attacks in the past as well, which basically overloads the servers intentionally by sending bogus traffic.
Sony just can’t seem to catch a break these days. It was a few years ago that Sony’s PSN got hacked and in the process, a lot of credit card information was stolen and Sony landed themselves into some hot water over it. Recently Sony Pictures has been hacked as well, and the bad news for PSN gamers is that if you weren’t around earlier, it looks like PSN got […]
A few years ago, Sony landed themselves in some hot water when it was discovered that PSN was hacked. The issue wasn’t so much that they got hacked, but rather it stemmed from the fact that Sony knew its defences were obsolete but did nothing about it anyway. That being said, we guess we can’t blame gamers for feeling paranoid whenever PSN goes down.According to a report from CNET, it […]
So, you love nothing better than to rock it out with your Sony PS4 each day, especially when you need to find a way to de-stress without having to chug down shot after shot of alcohol. However, do be reminded that Sony will be taking PSN (PlayStation Network) down for approximately half a dozen hours today for maintenance – which would begin from 5pm GMT/9am PT all the way to […]
Whenever you put a service online, you can be sure that there will be attempts on the outside to make sure that your online service experiences some sort of downtime where possible, although this does not happen all too often. On the other hand, folks who actually fork out money for such online services do not even expect it to happen at all. With Sony’s PlayStation Network that was compromised […]
A few years ago back in 2011, Sony’s PSN was hacked. This was a huge deal as many had feared that their credit cards had been compromised. What made it worse was that Sony apparently knew that their defense systems were obsolete but yet did not make any move to change it until it was too late.Fast forward a few years, Sony was hit by a class action lawsuit over […]
Gamers, heads up! Especially those of you out there who happen to have a surplus of funds in your PayPal account and are wondering just what to do with it. How about using it to purchase games on the PlayStation Store? You are now able to make use of your PayPal account to fund your PSN wallet. First of all, you will obviously need to opt for PayPal as a […]