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 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

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

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