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2011-06-02 10:44:09

Sony is fully restoring is PlayStation Network in the U.S. and Europe on Thursday after being offline for over a month due to security concerns. The company said its services are set to start back in the U.S., Europe and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. Sony shut down the network after a security breach that affected over 100 million users. The company said last week that credit card companies have not reported any rise in fraudulent credit card transactions as a result of...

2011-06-01 23:16:00

TOKYO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will fully restore all PlayStation®Network services Thursday, June 2, 2011, in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. The company will also resume Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity(TM) for PlayStation®3 (PS3®),...

2011-05-31 11:33:00

TOKYO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will fully restore all PlayStation®Network services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea by the end of this week. The company will also resume Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity(TM) for PlayStation®3 (PS3®),...

2011-05-27 11:49:00

TOKYO, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will begin a phased restoration of PlayStation®Network and Qriocity Services in Japan and Asian countries and regions including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand(*1) on May 28. A new identity protection program will also be offered in conjunction with the phased restoration for PlayStation...

2011-05-22 00:00:00

NumberInvestigator.com Urges Users to Look Out for Suspicious Phone Calls, Emails or Letters Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 According to a recent report from Sign On San Diego, customers of Sony Online Entertainment should be cautious of "spear phishing" scams after a hacker may have accessed personal information on more than 24 million accounts, including email addresses and passwords. Privacy experts reported that these cyber criminals may have enough customer information to send...

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2011-05-18 15:40:00

Sony Corp said on Wednesday that it has shut down a website set up to help millions of users affected by April's data breach after finding a "security hole." The site had been designed to help 77 million users of its PlayStation Network reset their passwords after discovering hackers had obtained personal information from the accounts. Sony alerted its customers on its PlayStation website about the issue. Sony spokesman Dan Race said the company found the security hole on a webpage that...

2011-05-14 18:30:00

TOKYO, May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will today begin a phased restoration by region of PlayStation®Network and Qriocity Services. The phased restoration will be on a country by country basis beginning in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Middle East. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020701/SFM066LOGO ) The first...

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2011-05-10 12:50:00

Sony Corp. said on Tuesday that it plans to fully restore its PlayStation Network by the end of May. The company also confirmed that the hackers who caused the network of over 100 million online accounts to shutdown took personal data from 24.6 million user accounts.  Sony spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka said personal data including credit card numbers might have been stolen from another 77 million PlayStation accounts. He said Sony has not received any reports of illegal uses of stolen...

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2011-05-06 13:30:55

Sony Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer apologized to PlayStation Network users on Thursday for the 100 million accounts that were compromised. "As a company we - and I - apologize for the inconvenience and concern caused by this attack," Stringer said on Sony's U.S. PlayStation blog late on Thursday. Stringer tried reassuring users that the company is focused on investigating and fixing the attack. "We are absolutely dedicated to restoring full and safe service as soon as possible and...

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2011-05-06 05:35:00

The Internet activist group Anonymous denied any involvement in a cyber-attack on Sony Corp.'s networks that exposed the personal data of more than 100 million PlayStation and Online Entertainment network accounts. "Let's be clear, we are legion, but it wasn't us. You are incompetent Sony," wrote Anonymous on its blog (anonops.blogspot.com) on Thursday. Sony had claimed that its video game network was breached at the same time it was defending itself against a major denial of service (DoS)...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'