​If You Had A PSN Account In 2011, Here's How To Get Free Stuff Now

More than three years ago, a crippling internet attack brought down Sony's PlayStation Network and interrupted service for more than a month. Legal showdowns ensued and today, people in the U.S. who used the company's online services can begin the process of getting their share of a $15 million settlement. Here's how. » 1/23/15 3:16pm 1/23/15 3:16pm

Sony Won't Appeal Fine Related to 2011 PSN Hack

Sony has abandoned its appeal of the fine assessed by the U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office for negligence in the infamous 2011 breach of users' information that brought down all of PlayStation Network for more than a month. » 7/13/13 3:30pm 7/13/13 3:30pm

Accused PlayStation Hacker Smashes Computers, Gets House Arrest

Todd Miller is one of the men accused of being behind the 2008 PlayStation Network hacks. Last week he was sentenced to 12 months house arrest, but here's the thing: authorities couldn't prove he was involved. » 5/13/13 7:45pm 5/13/13 7:45pm

After two years, Canadian PSN users affected by the Grand PSN Outage of 2011 can now receive compensation, provided they file a claim (and the case gets the Ontario court's final approval). Depending on account status, this compensation ranges from discounts to Station Cash and free games. [Thanks, tipster StrayCat.] » 4/19/13 5:20am 4/19/13 5:20am

Somebody's Trying to Break Into Your PSN Account...Again

Sony has just announced that it has detected someone trying to match "a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database". » 10/11/11 10:20pm 10/11/11 10:20pm

Turns Out Sony Didn't Break the Law When Somebody Else Hacked Them

The law can be a strange beast sometimes. Take Sony and Australia, for example: earlier this year, when the PlayStation Network was hacked into, an investigation was launched targeting Sony, to see whether the company had broken Australian law. » 9/29/11 6:30am 9/29/11 6:30am

Sony Says PSN has Added 3 Million Users Since Attack

Howard Stringer, the chief executive of Sony, said at a Berlin electronics show that the PlayStation Network has recovered from this spring's attack and 23-day outage by adding 3 million new users in the three months since. » 9/01/11 10:00pm 9/01/11 10:00pm

Sony Looking to Win Big at the 2011 Hacking Awards

The BlackHat USA security conference kicks off later today in Las Vegas, and will be attracting some of the world's top hackers and online security experts. As part of the festivities, every year an awards night is held called the "Pwnies". » 8/03/11 1:30am 8/03/11 1:30am

Wow, so, a Ton of People are Suing Sony

While Sony's "Welcome Back" package smoothed over most people's concerns following the PlayStation network attacks in April and May, not everyone is won over. Some are taking Sony to court. And when I say some, I mean many. » 7/22/11 2:30am 7/22/11 2:30am

Sony Exec Calls PSN Hack 'A Great Experience,' Quickly Clarifies Himself

Losing the entire PlayStation Network service for 23 days and its online marketplace for more than a month is not many people's idea of a good time. Nor is it Tim Schaff's, though the Sony Network Entertainment boss called it "a great experience," at a forum before, as the politicians say, he revised and extended his… » 7/14/11 11:00pm 7/14/11 11:00pm

PSN Extends Registration for Free ID Protection Until the End of July

The time to collect your PlayStation Network welcome-back freebies has come and gone — twice, even — but Sony has extended one component. Registration for identity-theft protection will run through July 31, the company's top spokesman said on PlayStation's official blog. » 7/09/11 3:00pm 7/09/11 3:00pm

Sony's Free Games Offer Closes Down [Update]

All good things must come to an end, and after thirty days of offering PlayStation Network users free games and free access to PlayStation Plus, Sony has shut down its "Welcome Back" program. » 7/04/11 3:00am 7/04/11 3:00am

Sony: 90 Percent of PSN Users Have Returned

At the Sony shareholders meeting today, the company said that 90 percent of PSN users have returned since the service was hacked. Have you? [AV Watch Impress via はちま起稿] » 6/28/11 7:30am 6/28/11 7:30am

Sony Says it was Hacked Because it "Tried to Protect its IP"

At a shareholders' meeting in Tokyo today, Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer got up on stage and had to field questions about the recent PlayStation Network attacks, which resulted in one of the biggest thefts of personal details in the history of the internet. » 6/28/11 1:00am 6/28/11 1:00am

Lawsuit Says Sony Laid Off Security Workers Before PSN Cyberattack

A new lawsuit alleges that Sony fired workers in its network security operations two weeks before a cyberattack brought down the PlayStation Network. » 6/23/11 10:00pm 6/23/11 10:00pm

Xbox Live Chief: "We Don't Want to Appear to Even be Looking to be…

In the throes of the 23-day PlayStation Network Outage, when people were vowing they'd sell their PS3s and go join Xbox Live, Microsoft's most provocative comment was a low-key prediction that it would see more traffic on its service. Yesterday, though, Xbox's senior executive finally said what's bad for the goose is… » 6/23/11 7:30pm 6/23/11 7:30pm

No Harm, No Foul in PSN Outage, Says EA Sports

EA Sports president Peter Moore brushed off the suggestion that the PlayStation Network outage did particular damage to his label, which has in the past two years seen significant revenue growth through its downloadable content, especially in its popular Ultimate Team offerings. » 6/15/11 7:30pm 6/15/11 7:30pm

Report: Sony Knew the PSN Leak Was Huge, it Just Waited to Tell You

According to a report from Kyodo News, citing official Japanese government documentation, Sony Computer Entertainment knowingly delayed telling the public about the extent of an attack on its PlayStation Network so as not to "bewilder" its customers. » 6/15/11 2:30am 6/15/11 2:30am

Spanish Police: Three Arrested in PSN Hack Attacks

Spanish police this morning say they have arrested three involved in the hacking of Sony's Playstation Network, which lead to Sony shutting down the Playstation 3's network for a month, locking nearly 80 million gamers out of playing online. » 6/10/11 10:46am 6/10/11 10:46am