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Twitch makes users reset passwords after two potential hacks

Streaming video giant Twitch is forcing users to change their passwords after what was described as unauthorised access to some Twitch user account information”. Furthermore, some users who have already reset their passwords have been contacted again to say that their new password needs changing following another infringement. For your …

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Hack leaves half of UK consumers ‘wary’ of eBay

A new poll claims that 49 per cent of UK users have become wary of eBay following last week’s news of a security breach. The research, which wasconducted by YouGov for Clearswift, also found that 33 per cent of eBay users have already changed their passwords, with 52 per cent …

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eBay tells users to change passwords after database attack

Leading online retailer eBay has urged its users to change their passwords after its systems were attacked by hackers. The company has revealed that the attack actually took place in February and early March and involved the theft of encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of …

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Kickstarter recommends password reset after hack is confirmed

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has confirmed that it was last week the victim of a hack that compromised some user data. The breach occurred last Wednesday (February 12th) and saw hackers gain unauthorised access to some customer data including usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords. Fortunately, no …

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Now Sony America is resetting PSN passwords

Some American PSN users have had their account passwords reset by Sony. Sony Europe last week did the same for some users on this side of Atlantic as a precautionary measure” following the detection of some non-specific irregular activity”. The same it seems is now true in the US. We …

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Sony resets some PSN passwords "as a precautionary measure"

Users who suddenly found themselves unable to log into PSN last night have been told that Sony has reset their passwords. Eurogamer reports that the passwords for a number of PSN users as a "precautionary measure”. The problem, however, is that Sony failed to notify affected users, leaving them unable …

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Credit card info possibly compromised in League of Legends hack

Riot Games has confirmed the League of Legends servers have been hacked, exposing the account data of some of its North American customers. League of Legends is one of the most played games on the planet, boasting millions of users worldwide, but the attacks are said to have targeted North …

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The War Z taken down after database hack

Things don’t get any better for The War Z. Having already been forced off Steam following controversy about missing content and inaccurate game descriptions, the poorly received zombie shooter has now suffered at the hands of hackers. Creators OP Productions have taken the game and its forum completely offline while …

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Lord of the Rings Online suffers forum hack

Players of PC MMO Lord of the Rings Online have been warned about a ‘security issue’ on the game’s forums. Developer Turbine issued a statement informing gamers that some of their accounts may have been breached. The game itself remains unaffected. Recently, we were made aware of an issue with …

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Full extent of Sega hack revealed

Following a security breach last week, Sega has revealed the true extent of the data loss suffered in its recent hack. In total the personal details of some 1.3m customers were compromised. The information included names, emails, dates of birth and passwords – though the latter at least were encrypted. …

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