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Security

Submission + - PBS Web Sites and Databases Hacked (securityweek.com)

wiredmikey writes: Late Sunday night, hackers gained access to several areas of PBS Web servers and were able publish a fake news story on a PBS news blog. The group also published PBS internal user login information that they wer able to siphon out of PBS databases. The fake story was about rapper Tupac Shakur, who died in 1996 after being shot in Las Vegas, being been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand.

PBS News Blog Hacked by LulzSec group going by the name of “LulzSec” claimed responsibility for the hack, saying the attack was a protest against a PBS FRONTLINE broadcast last week about WikiLeaks.

Sony

Submission + - PSN won't be restored this week (geekword.net) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Bad news continue to come for the Playstation users. Sony has announced via its official PlayStation blog that the PlayStation Network services which went down in late April , won’t be restored this week as promised earlier. Based on the statement given by Patrick Seybold, the head PR representative of Sony Playstation, the gaming giants require time to do more testing as they seek to come to terms with the extent of the attack: We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system.

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