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Square Enix Members server hacked, personal info possibly compromised

Square-Enix has sounded the klaxons and let out the guard dogs in response to an "unauthorized access" on one of its Square Enix Members servers. The web service was taken offline in North America and Japan while the company investigates the situation and determines how serious the problem is. ...

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Star Wars Galaxies fan site hacked, 23K passwords stolen

Talk about kicking a game's community when it's down. VentureBeat reports that Star Wars Galaxies.net, a major SWG fan site, was hacked yesterday. Star Wars Galaxies.net is part of a LucasArts fan site network, and apparently was not being actively maintained, as the last update was in June of...

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Codemasters website, store, and database hacked

Another day, another game publisher in a hacker's crosshairs. This time around it's Codemasters, and Eurogamer has the details on a security violation that compromised the company's website, EStore, CodeM database, and Dirt3 VIP code redemption webpage. The intrusion occurred on June 3rd, and Cod...

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SOE partners with Affinion to offer identity protection for EU players

European players who were waiting to hear how Sony Online Entertainment is going to safeguard their identities as it did for U.S. residents can now rest easy. SOE has announced a partnership with Affinion International to offer a 12-month protection program for customers' identities. This prog...

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Talking Sony and identity protection with LifeLock

As Sony continues to struggle to restore service to both the PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment's MMOs following a hacking intrusion that resulted in millions of customer identities being compromised, players are understandably concerned about how secure their information is with s...

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SOE releases further breach details, 24.6 million accounts compromised

There's an old adage that things are always darkest just before the dawn, and right now the folks at Sony Online Entertainment -- as well as millions of customers -- are enduring another round of grim news. The San Diego-based MMORPG publisher has just announced that approximately 24.6 million ac...

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PlayStation Network credit card info appears to be safe: 'No unauthorized activity relating to Sony'

It looks like the beleaguered Sony finally caught a break. The company, which has struggled for over a week following a hacker attack that stole massive amounts of player information, says that it looks as though user credit card information remains secure and encrypted. It turns out that Sony ha...

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The Daily Grind: Do you trust MMO companies after the Sony debacle?

It's hard to believe that it's been over a week after a major intrusion into the PlayStation network, and Sony is still trying to put the pieces back together. Many customers were dismayed to hear that their private information was compromised by the attack. Free Realms and DC Universe Online ...

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A cautionary tale of account security in Club Penguin

Many MMO gamers have children who are eager to jump into the online world but are unaware of the dangers that lurk there. While many kid-friendly MMOs have systems to guard children from unwelcome contact and identity theft, they still require the assistance of parents to teach their kids how to be...

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