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Sony backs U.S. cybersecurity legislation after data breach

WASHINGTON — Japan’s Sony Corp., victim of one of the largest data breaches in history, voiced support on Wednesday for cybersecurity legislation being considered by the US Congress. Tim Schaaff, president of Sony Network Entertainment International, also told a Senate panel that the level of activity on the PlayStation Network…

Levee breach in Iowa along Missouri River prompts evacuations

OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) – A levee breach on Saturday near Missouri Valley, Iowa flooded farmland and threatened to impact U.S. Highway 30, which connects Iowa and Nebraska over the Missouri River, officials said. “It is emptying into agricultural lands and the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge,” said Larry Oliver, emergency management…

Cell phone privacy bill introduced in the Senate

WASHINGTON — US senators introduced bills on Wednesday aimed at protecting the privacy of mobile phone users and safeguarding personal information of consumers stored online. The Location Privacy Protection Act would require companies like Apple and Google and applications developers to obtain express consent from mobile users before sharing information…

Sony network hacked again, user data posted

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hackers broke into Sony Corp’s computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant’s systems, the latest of several security breaches undermining confidence in the company. LulzSec, a group that claims attacks on U.S. PBS…

More Sony websites hacked, 8,500 Greek accounts hit

TOKYO — Sony on Tuesday said its websites in three countries had been hacked with 8,500 Greek user accounts compromised, in a blow to efforts to restore confidence after a huge data breach affecting millions. Websites in Thailand and Indonesia had also been affected, it said. The Japanese entertainment and…

Post-hack, Sony chief says company cannot guarantee PS3 security

TOKYO (AFP) – Sony chief Howard Stringer has warned he can no longer guarantee the security of the electronics giant’s gaming network in the “bad new world” of cybercrime after one of the biggest Internet data breaches. The Japanese multinational has begun restoring its hacked PlayStation Network and Sony Online…

Sony battles to regain trust after data breach

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese entertainment and technology giant Sony faces a battle to regain the trust of millions of consumers after online networks integral to its strategy were hacked, say analysts. One of the biggest data breaches since the advent of the Internet could cost it around $1 billion, but…

Bank numbers may have been stolen in Playstation breach: Sony

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Sony on Monday reported that cyber assaults on its online videogame network were broader than first thought, with intruders possibly making off with credit and debit card data. Hackers breached the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) network as well as the PlayStation Network and the Qriocity streaming…

Sony boosts security after apologizing for breach

TOKYO — Sony on Sunday apologised for a security breach that compromised millions of users, and said it could not rule out the possibility that credit card information was stolen. Sony executives bowed in apology and said the company would begin restoring its shut-down PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services…

Furor at Sony after hackers steal Playstation user data

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sony Corp warned that hackers had stolen names, addresses and possibly credit card details from the 77 million user accounts of its video game online network, in one of the largest Internet security break-ins ever. The Japanese electronic giant pulled the plug on the network on…

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