Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Apr 2011 22:06 UTC
Games After days and days of the Playstation Network being offline, Sony has announced it has taken the service down indefinitely. The cause is a lot more severe than previously thought: PSN has been systematically attacked, and personal information of all users has been stolen, possibly including credit card data. Sony is asking PSN users to keep close tabs on their credit card account statements. This has turned from a rather amusing slap on the wrist for Sony into a massive and truly epic security fail that could have tremendous consequences for millions and millions of people the world over.
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No such thing as ethical hacking?
by JoeNerd on Sat 30th Apr 2011 11:31 UTC
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Just think of all the people that will be put out of work, if hacking becomes so rampant, that the only systems allowed to operate on the Internet, are cloud based systems run by governments?

No more clever writing about cool operating systems by Linux fans, and people should be cringing not just at the amount of money stolen, but at the freedom everyone will loose because we can no longer trust ourselves to innovate responsibly? No more releases of IDE platforms to create personal software or games, because it is viewed as too dangerous by naive politicians?

The writing is on the wall folks?

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