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    Players of Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) titles got a little bit of good news today after being shut out of their MMOs for almost two weeks.

    News, Official Announcements
    Sun, May 15, 2011
    Martuk
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    It's been a little while since we've had an official update from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) since services were suspended last week following the discovery that SOE's systems had also been compromised in last month's attack, but today SOE breaks the silence today with a new update. While today's update doesn't offer a solid date for services restoration, it does provide a list of what SOE will be doing to make up the downtime and security breach to its customers.

    Like NA Playstation Network customers, NA SOE customers will also have the option to enroll in the 12-month ALLClear ID Plus identity theft protection service. Similar programs will be offered to users outside of the US. Subscribers to SOE games will also receive 30 free days of game time plus one day for each day services are down. Additionally, each of SOE's games will be offering a series of in-game events and in some cases items as part of a "welcome back" to players. Lifetime and Station Access subscribers will be receiving an allotment of Station Cash as well. Check out the official announcement after the break for all the details.

    The update notes that services are expected to be down at least a few more days. So if you're looking for something to do, be sure to browse our game list by clicking "Select an MMO..." located in the upper right corner of the Ten Ton Hammer website. You'll find plenty of subscription and free-to-play games there to keep you busy while the SOE downtime continues.

    Source: SOE Update

    News, Official Announcements
    Fri, May 13, 2011
    Martuk
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    Sony downtime continues this week as additional security work on Playstation Network, Qriocity and Sony Online Entertainment systems remains in testing. Details of 2500 contest entrants were leaked and removed from a dated Sony website last week following rumored reports of a weekend attack. Is Sony secure enough to have services restored by the end of the month as many speculate?

    Features, News
    Wed, May 11, 2011
    Martuk
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    The Playstation Network (PSN) is pushing its fourth week of downtime since an intrusion by hackers that compromised user details last month and

    News, Official Announcements
    Tue, May 10, 2011
    Martuk
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    Sony is offering to cover its North American PlayStation Network and Qriocity users with one year of identity theft protection through identity protection firm Debix. As Sony works to secure its network and restore services, a new threat has emerged of another possible cyber-attack. Is Sony ready for another attack on its security?

    News, Official Announcements, Rumors
    Fri, May 06, 2011
    Martuk
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    Sony Online Entertainment remains down for the count this weekend and the expected phased resumption of the Playstation Network has been put on

    News, Official Announcements
    Sat, May 07, 2011
    Martuk
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    Sony has had a rough month and things seem to be showing any signs of letting up any time soon. Following attacks on its Playstation Network and online PC gaming branch, Sony Online Entertainment, the personal details of now more than 100 million users could have been compromised. Sony is now facing two potential lawsuits and is being grilled by multiple government agencies and officials. A report from Gamasutra explains that state officials are also seeking answers. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed Sony as part of a consumer protection inquiry over the security breach and is seeking more details about the intrusion and Sony's "representations made to customers."

    News
    Sat, May 07, 2011
    Martuk
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    Sony has provided new news relating to its security breach to members of Congress.

    News
    Thu, May 05, 2011
    Martuk
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    Sony has declined to testify before congress this week following an epic fail in the company's security that could have potentially compromised the personal details of what now totals more than 100 million accounts. The Congressional Subcommittee dispatched a letter to Sony Chairman Kazuo Hirai, which asked the company to answer several questions related to the Playstation Network hacking, a list that was dispatched before it was discovered and announced that Sony's online gaming branch, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), had also been compromised this week, adding another 24 million plus to the list of over 77 million accounts possibly compromised.

    News
    Wed, May 04, 2011
    Martuk
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    Earlier today we reported that Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) had taken down its online gaming portals and game services following a discovery of another issue today relating to the intrusion that brought down SOE websites and Playstation Network about two weeks ago. Initially, SOE reported that they did not believe any customer information had been compromised since SOE's systems were separate from that of the Playstation Network. However, in SOE's latest update, it would appear that this is not the case and even more Sony customer’s personal details may now be at risk.

    News, Official Announcements
    Tue, May 03, 2011
    Martuk
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