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UK regulators fine Sony over 2011 PSN security breach

Sony is still dealing with the aftermath from the massive security breach its PlayStation Network suffered in 2011. Although a class action lawsuit against the company was recently dismissed in the US, citing clauses in the terms of service noting…

ESRB intros streamlined ratings process for digitally distributed games

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has expanded its rating system to address the rapid proliferation of digitally delivered games. As you're likely aware, the group traditionally rates games so parents can make informed purchases. Retail titles receive one of…

Sony PlayStation Network logins exploited again

Update: Sony has fixed the flaw. "We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page," a Sony spokesperson said in a statement. "Contrary to some reports, there was no hack involved. In the process of resetting of passwords…

Report: PSN may not be 100% back until May 31

Sony's last update on the ongoing PSN downtime claimed that the company wouldn't bring the service back online until it can ensure the security of the network and your data. The original expectations were to have the PlayStation Network and…

Weekend tech reading: PSN users get free download, more

Notes handed out before a Sony press conference today (timed so conveniently at 1am EDT in the US, and noon on the Sunday of Golden Week in Japan) reveal that Sony plans to offer free downloads of unidentified "content," 30 days of free PlayStation Plus access to new and existing members, and 30 days of free Qriocity service.

Sony faces class action lawsuit for PSN fiasco

Go figure: the recent PSN data breach has prompted a class action suit against Sony. Filed in a California district court by the Rothken law firm, the 22-page complaint accuses Sony of failing to adequately secure the sensitive information of…

Sony: Some PSN user data was unencrypted

After Sony announced that its servers were hacked, users bombarded the company with concerns about the safety of their personal information. In its announcement earlier this week, Sony admitted that the attacker(s) gained access to customers' names, addresses, email addresses,…