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  • Square Enix HACKED

    Its seems like Hackers are still playing HACK GAME with online game company. It has just been confirmed that Square Enix is the latest firm to suffer a breach of data security.

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    The firm just a few hours ago released a statement confirming  a compromise to their servers. At present nothing is known about the extent of breach. Check out below what Square Enix said in a statement.

    We have reason to believe that unknown parties may have gained unauthorized access to a particular Square Enix server related to the free SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service offered in North America and Japan. In response, Square Enix, Inc. has temporarily suspended operation of the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service starting at 10PM (PST) on December 12, 2011.

    We are assessing the full extent of this potential breach to determine what data, if any, was compromised and will provide more details as soon as possible. While some personal information may have been accessed, we can confirm that there is no possibility of any credit card information leak from this incident, since the server in question stores no credit card information. We estimate that the suspension will continue for a few days until we complete our investigation and counter-measures. We will update you as we learn more.

    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the temporary suspension of the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service. We take data security extremely seriously and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans. We appreciate your patience and support at this time.

  • Bowling: Over 1600 MW3 cheaters already BANNED

    Modern Warfare 3 developer Infinity Ward are coming down very hard on all those who cheat in their FPS. Robert Bowling confirmed on his personal Twitter account that more than 1600 people have already been banned and encouraged players to continue to report suspected cheaters.

    Modern Warfare 3

    Check out below what Robert said on Twitter:

    Modern Warfare 3 bans Tweet

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been suffering from hacking since it was launched last week, especially PC version of the game.

  • MW3 Dev: Now No place for cheaters in COD, thanks to ELITE

    Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling has revealed that Activision's COD: Elite will help in their efforts to remove hackers and cheaters from games online portion.

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    In a recent interview to Gamespy, Robert said, "There’s been a lot of work put into it. I can’t go into specifics. On a general high level area there’s so much more stuff that we’ve locked down and made less accessible than we had before. A lot of stuff that we stripped out, a lot more challenge response things that we’re doing… It’s about verifying what the code is supposed to be and what the code actually is on the client side, and making sure that those are aligned. It’s also about our ability to take action when stuff is wrong so we’ve done a lot of work in our ability to update the game more quickly and efficiently than we have before."

    He further continues, "A lot of that stuff can be done through Elite that we can review,” Bowling added. “Then we have tools to report player stuff in game that players can use, and we’ll have entire teams monitoring and taking actions on those. That’s new for us. A lot of that stuff, the monitoring stuff, a lot of that was introduced in Black Ops but with Elite that is launching with Modern Warfare 3, we’re taking that in an all new area, having full teams dedicated solely to that."

    Cheaters and hackers has been a huge problem for many of us. This issue is so irritating and frustrating that many players discontinues playing game online. I just hope that this will allow MW3 to have a very smooth online experience.

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  • Ex Sony head: PSN hackers will be back in future

    Ex Sony Europe head "Reeves" (Now COO of Capcom) has predicted that the hacking community may have not finished targetting PSN, and they will be back at some point in near future.

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    In an interesting interview to ME Gamers, Reeves said, "Yeah, we lost out, particularly in Europe and North America by not being able to put [our games] up onto the PSN... Capcom did suffer for a month, and we were not alone."

    He further added, "We have seen in the last week...the last 10 days, quite a bit of resurgence in [PSN users], which is pleasant. We have seen on PSN, and probably Sony are in a better place to tell you this, that there is a resurgence in people buying the generic PSN cards in retail stores rather than putting up their credit card details... I think in the future they will make more non-generic cards, like game branded ones, such as Street Fighter or FIFA, or even Modern Warfare. But the generic ones have done well.

    "People are playing it a bit safe at the moment because the hackers will be back [laughs]. That's my personal opinion. I mean...they will right? They are going to say: 'So you think you are secure?'"

  • Anonymous announce their return

    Although the infamous hacker group LulzSec has announced their retirement from hacking, Anonymous has now announced their return to hacking stage on their personal twitter account, as they said that they will continue from where LulzSec left off.

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    Anonymous wrote on Twitter: "We like to clarify again: All LulzSec members are accounted for, nobody is hiding. Only a name was abandoned for the greater glory #AntiSec"

    LulzSec was active exactly for 50 days, and during this time period they managed to hack countless gaming companies, and also released account information of  games such as Battlefield Heroes after their retirement announcement.

    Now what things are going through the minds of Anonymous, it is stll a mystery.

  • German hacker group hacked Ubisoft

    Another day, and another gaming company got hacked, this time it's Ubisoft. The German hacker group "NO NAME GROUP" has hacked Ubisoft's server and got their hands on German dealer database contents.

    Ubisoft hacked

    According to the reports, hackers stole approximately 1,000 names, email addresses and phone numbers of various trade partners from Ubisoft. The worst part is that Ubisoft stored the passwords in unencrypted form in plain text.

  • LulzSec: Everything is over now, our leader got arrested

    Sky News reports that the mastermind and LulzSec group head, a 19 year old boy, "Ryan Cleary", has been arrested by Scotland Yard Police. The arrest comes days after the group claimed that they have brought the official US CIA's website.

    The group has also claimed responsibilities for number of various recent attacks on gaming companies including MineCraft, Eve Online, The Escapist and Bethesda.

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    A spokeperson from Scotland Police has said, "The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial of service attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group.

    "Searches at a residential address in Wickford, Essex, following the arrest last night have led to the examination of a significant amount of material. These forensic examinations remain ongoing."

    It seems like everything is over for LulzSec, the group just a while ago on their person Twitter account wrote, "Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it's all over now..."

  • Hackers rampage continues, SEGA hacked

    SEGA has just confirmed that there's has been unauthorised entry into company's Pass system database. SEGA just a while ago alerted all its users via an email that, the firm has took Sega Pass System offline yesterday and is currently investigating the breach.

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    "Over the last 24 hours we have identified that unauthorised entry was gained to our SEGA Pass database.

    "We immediately took the appropriate action to protect our consumers’ data and isolate the location of the breach. We have launched an investigation into the extent of the breach of our public systems.

    The email continues, "We have identified that a subset of SEGA Pass members emails addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained. To stress, none of the passwords obtained were stored in plain text.

    "Please note that no personal payment information was stored by SEGA as we use external payment providers, meaning your payment details were not at risk from this intrusion."

    SEGA warned all its user, "Additionally we recommend you please take extra caution if you should receive suspicious emails that ask for personal or sensitive information."

    Therefore please do not attempt to login to SEGA Pass at present, we will communicate when the service becomes available."

  • Sony admits PSN hackers are "Geniuses"

    According to Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, the hackers responsible for Playstation Network outage are Geniuses.

    In an interview on IGN Podcast Beyond, Shuhei Yoshida praised the abilities of hackers, even though they hacked PSN and had access to personal details of 77 million PSN subscriber.

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    Shuhei Yoshida said, "As far as those activities go, they’re smart, they’re very very smart, they’re some kind of geniuses. We have no idea how or who they are going to attack, so we should always be prepared…but I have confidence in our network team."