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1.3 million users affected by cyber attack on Sega

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese video game developer Sega Corp said on Sunday that information belonging to 1.3 million customers has been stolen from its database, the latest in a rash of global cyber attacks against video game companies. Names, birth dates, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords of users of Sega…

Sony’s Internet service in Japan gets hacked, points stolen

NEW YORK/HELSINKI (Reuters) – Sony Corp has been hacked again. So-Net, the Internet service provider unit of Japan’s Sony, alerted customers that an intruder broke into its system and stole virtual points from account holders worth $1,225. This latest setback comes after personal information of some 100 million Sony user…

Murdoch expands News Corp. reach over videogame news with UGO purchase

NEW YORK (AFP) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced Thursday the acquisition of Hearst Corp.’s UGO Entertainment, expanding its reach over online videogame news. News Corp.’s videogame media unit IGN Entertainment will operate UGO properties such as UGO.com and 1UP.com, Hearst and News Corp. said in a statement. The agreement…

News Corp. buys videogame news sites from Hearst

NEW YORK — Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced Thursday the acquisition of Hearst Corp.’s UGO Entertainment, expanding its reach over online videogame news. News Corp.’s videogame media unit IGN Entertainment will operate UGO properties such as UGO.com and 1UP.com, Hearst and News Corp. said in a statement. The agreement between…

James Murdoch promoted at News Corp.

WASHINGTON – James Murdoch, the youngest son of Rupert Murdoch, was named News Corp.’s deputy chief operating officer on Wednesday in a move that puts him a step closer to potentially taking over from his father. James Murdoch, 38, will also serve as chairman and chief executive of the news…

Hacker group will release Bank of America emails Monday

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Anonymous, a hacker group sympathetic toWikiLeaks, plans to release e-mails obtained from Bank of America Corp early Monday morning, according to posts on the group’s Twitter feed. The group, unrelated to the document leak website founded by Julian Assange, said it plans to release documents exposing “corruption and fraud” at…

Britain clears way for News Corp/BSkyB deal

LONDON – The British government Thursday cleared the way to approve News Corp’s bid to win control of broadcaster BSkyB after it agreed to spin off its Sky News operation to address competition concerns. The decision to allow the Rupert Murdoch-owned group to proceed sparked a furious response from rival…

Murdoch offers to sell Sky News channel: report

LONDON — Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has offered to sell its Sky News TV channel to clear the way for the media giant’s proposed bid to gain full control of pay-TV giant BSkyB, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The sale of the rolling news channel is seen as a move…

Lawsuit: Fox News chairman Roger Ailes may have committed federal crime

The chairman of Fox News may have committed a federal crime, according to legal documents filed by attorneys for a former News Corporation employee. Affidavits filed in a lawsuit against a former News Corporation employee say that News Corp. executive Roger Ailes advised former publishing executive Judith Regan to lie…

Murdoch’s News Corp. buying daughter’s company

WASHINGTON – News Corp. announced Monday it has agreed to buy Shine Group, a television production company owned by News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth, for £415 million ($672 million). News Corp. said Elisabeth Murdoch, 42, the chairman and chief executive of London-based Shine Group, will join the…

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