Today Sony will reveal details of how their PlayStation Network and Qriocity music service were hacked. But if you are one of the millions of Sony customers who fears their Credit Card details have been hacked what should you do?
Sony will announce findings of its internal probe into last week’s massive network security breach and a possible services restoration date tomorrow Sunday May 01. The Japanese consumer electronics giant declared earlier today that it would hold a press conference tomorrow where further details concerning the historic outage will be announced, including the possibility that 2.2 million PSN users’ encrypted credit card details have been stolen.
Sony PlayStation 3 owners are experiencing a prolonged PlayStation Network (PSN) outage that has more persisted for more than twenty-four hours in multiple regions, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates. The outage which is affecting more than 70 million PS3 and PSP owners may persist until tomorrow, a update on the European PlayStation blog states.
RTÉ will release Android and iOS versions of their popular video-on-demand RTÉ Player service later this year. According to Silicon Republic, Aisling McCabe, head of platform development at RTÉ, confirmed RTÉ’s plans to release free mobile apps for the two platforms late last week.
Hacker group Anonymous plan to stage a 24-hour sit-in protest this Saturday April 16 in Sony stores worldwide. The offline protest has been organised in response to Sony’s recently introduced restrictions on custom software that users sometimes run on their console and lawsuits taken against such Sony PlayStation 3 modifiers.
The first PS3 DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops will be available to download this March 3. The map pack, known as First Strike, will contain five new maps in total; four multi-player maps titled the Berlin Wall, Discovery, Kowloon, and Stadium, and one zombie map Ascension.
ReconRepublic are reporting that a PS3 patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops has just gone live. This follows a recent spate of complaints by Black Ops gamers over issues with the game's online multiplayer mode.
According to Dutch gaming site PS3-Sense, Sony may introduce serial keys along with PS3 games in an effort to combat a recent spate of successful console hacks. Last month the PS3 root key was revealed, potentially allowing PS3 users to authenticate their own pirated games.
TechRadar are reporting that viewership of the BBC’s video on-demand service, BBC iPlayer, is continuing to soar, reaching a record high of 145 million people using the catch-up service in December 2010 alone.
In an official blog post Sony have announced the launch of the PlayStation app coming to iPhone and Android devices “very soon”. The app will allow basic PlayStation friend interaction and access to the latest PlayStation games and products news
Yesterday RTÉ announced the availability of their video on demand service RTÉ Player for the PS3. The player is now available to Irish PS3 owners as a separate icon from the PlayStation home screen, under a new ‘TV’ menu item.
ITV and Channel 4 are both expected to launch the first commercial video content that can be viewed in the UK via the PlayStation 3 later this week. This follows a similar strategy from the BBC which launched its BBC iPlayer for the PS3 last year.