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[FONT=Verdana !important]Remember a few weeks ago Mathieulh released a video of the QA flagged PS3? To refresh your memories; the QA flag is the internal console flag used by Sony, it enables hidden options and removes restrictions for both retail and debug consoles alike. It is used for QA centers and the R&D Department (there are 2 levels of QA flags, Minimum and Advanced). In short it could lead to a complete open PS3…and yes all the CFW, homebrew and backup manager your little heart desires.[/FONT][FONT=Verdana !important]Well the method of how to “QA flag” your PS3 was never posted/revealed but since then plenty of hints have been given in attempts for the “scene”, and one of the first steps was to figure out the secret button combo. Well after weeks of people trying and moaning, the man behind the emulators – squarepusher 2 has...​
Graf_chokolo is a hacker who worked hard to bring linux back after Sony removed the install option from the PS3. He has run out of money to fight Sony's lawyers and may end up in jail as a result.

Hi guys, no money left anymore. Going to jail soon probably because i cannot pay court costs.

But i’m ready to stand up for everything i said and go to jail for that too. It’s not important to win, more important is to show them that we are ready to fight, that they cannot scare me off easily. Yeah, i’m ready to go to jail for my believes and my principles.

Most of people probably think that all computer and kernel hackers are weak kids, hiding in a cellar, eating pizza whole day, writing software and looking for attention :) Maybe, but that’s NOT me. And i will get out eventually and continue my work. My work means very much to...
well they aint gonna stop, but bioware has just been hit next, hopefully all info has not been taken!
There is a old saying. Every lie is about 50% truth. Sony finally answers to Japan about its history making data leak and the report they sent in, shows Sony actually tried to down play the event of what happened but also confuse their consumers to just how serious these events could be.

The company confirmed the data leak on April 25th, but Kaz Hirai says they didnt learn of the events until April 26. They also knew a large amount of data had been leaked from the start. Yet they waited to inform the customers.

One thing is for certain. Sony has some work to do on reestablishing their creditability to not only gamers but countries as well.
Eve Online developer CCP was a victim of internet attacks today. The company says the game and all related services have been taken down as a security precaution. It is unclear at this time if any personal information was obtained.

The servers for the indie hit Minecraft were also attacked, however the service was only down a short while. Gaming website Escapist Magazine also fell victim and is still currently offline. These incidents follow a recent trend of cyber attacks that included Epic Games, Codemasters, Nintendo, Bethesda and various Sony-owned properties.

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Not quite sure what the gaming industry did to earn the ire of all the hackers out there, Bethesda was the target this past weekend, as a hacker group tried to infiltrate the studios' sites, here is what they had to say on their blog:

Of course, it goes without saying that if your Bethesda login info mirrors your account name and password on other sites, change your info there, as well.

Epic Games' websites and forums were recently hacked, the company confirmed in a statement this afternoon. Epic says it expects everything to be restored in "a few days.", Email addresses and encrypted passwords likely stolen.

Here is a message from Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney regarding the downtime.

Spanish police arrested three suspected members of the online hacking group Anonymous, which has taken credit for carrying out cyber-attacks on governments and companies including Sony Corp

Spanish police this morning say they have arrested three involved in the hacking of Sony's Playstation Network, which shut down the Playstation 3's network for month, locking nearly 80 million gamers out of playing online.
It is not clear if the three were the only ones responsible for the massive hack attack or if this is the beginning of a series of arrests.

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For more info go here:http://uk.kotaku.com/5810700/three-arrested-in-psn-hack-attacks
So, it looks like the hackers aren't satisfied with hitting just Sony and Nintendo, next up is CodemastersJust received the following email, explaining how their site has also been hacked, with personal details compromised."---------------------------------------------------------------------
Important information regarding your account

Dear valued Codemasters customer,

On Friday 3rd June, unauthorised entry was gained to our Codemasters.com
website. As soon as the intrusion was detected, we immediately took
codemasters.com and associated web services offline in order to prevent
any further intrusion.

During the days since the attack we have conducted a thorough
investigation in order to ascertain the extent and scope of the breach
and have regrettably discovered that the intruder was able to gain
access to the following:

Codemasters.com website

Access to the Codemasters corporate website and...
The suspects are said to have launched online attacks on PSN, banks BBVA and Bankia, Italian power company Enel, and the governments of Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand