​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

The White House Is Now Taking Steps To Fight DDoS Attacks

Last month, attackers took down the PlayStation Network for several days, embarrassing Sony and leaving tons and tons of gamers unable to feed their Destiny addictions for almost a week. This is all thanks to what's called a Distributed Denial of Service attack, where a person or a group of people send an inflated… » 1/14/15 2:36pm 1/14/15 2:36pm

'We Do Apologize': Life At Sony Customer Service During The PSN Attack

A few days ago, I got an e-mail from someone who said he was a customer service agent for PlayStation. He asked me—and, really, all of Kotaku's readers—to cut Sony a little slack in the wake of a DDoS attack that took the PlayStation Network down for several days. Have some sympathy for the people who work there, he… » 1/05/15 5:11pm 1/05/15 5:11pm

Xbox Live And PlayStation Network Knocked Offline For Much Of Christmas…

We hope you weren't planning to play many games online on Christmas. Xbox users in North America and Europe are having difficulties logging into Xbox Live today, and PlayStation owners are suffering similar problems. Some Internet troublemakers are claiming they knocked both offline. Bah humbug to this. » 12/25/14 1:42pm 12/25/14 1:42pm