Sony is cutting the value of its PlayStation 3 game console across North America, Europe and in Japan, according to the company, as it looks to spur demand before the year-end shopping season.
Sony Computer Entertainment slashes the value for 160-gigabyte PS3 from $299 to $249 in North America and from 299 Euros to 249 Euros in Europe, according to its statement.
Beginning Thursday, the company will as well lower the value in Japan, from 29,980 yen to 24,980, while cutting some 14 percent off the costs of a 320-gigabyte PS3 in the three . . . → Read More: PS3 Prices Have Been Cut Down by Sony
According to Sega Corporation, Japanese video game developer that information belonging to 1.3 million customers has been stolen from its database, the newest in a rash of global cyber attacks beside video game companies.
Sega said in a report that names, birth dates, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords of users of Sega Pass online network members had been compromised even if payment information like credit card numbers was secure. Sega Pass had been close down.
Yoko Nagasawa, a Sega Spokewoman said, ”We are deeply sorry for causing trouble to our customers. We want to work on . . . → Read More: Cyber Attack Affects 1.3 Sega Pass Users
This cyber attack did not go after people playing war games. It aimed at a company that assists the military. It was the current aim of an important scythe; the defense contractor and Department of Homeland Security say the hit was thwarted prior to some information were stolen, Lockheed Martin says.
This year a reaction of cyber attack, counting a massive violation at Sony Corporation that affected millions of PlayStation users has encouraged hackers, “2011 has really lit up the boards,” said chief technology officer, Josh Shaul at Application Security.
It noticed the May 21 attack . . . → Read More: Hackers Continue to Attack