Items tagged with SCEA

We've seen a little bit of everything over the years in the gaming and electronics industry, yet some announcements still manage to surprise us. This is one of them. Jack Tretton, the face of Sony's PlayStation console for nearly the past two decades, is stepping down from his role as President and CEO of Sony effective March 31, 2014. "Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career," said Tretton. "Although I will deeply miss the talented team at SCEA and the passion demonstrated every day by our fans, I'm very excited about starting the next chapter... Read more...
The PlayStation Network outage and customer data thefts from earlier this year cost Sony an enormous amount of lost revenue and have spawned a veritable fleet of lawsuits. At least one of the company's insurance providers has panicked and is asking for a court ruling that would confirm it has no responsibility to cover any of Sony's expenses. The company, Zurich American Insurance Company (ZAIC), filed the request on Wednesday. ZAIC claims: [T]he claims set forth in the Class Action Complaints filed against SCEA and the other Sony Defendants, as well as the miscellaneous claims, arising out of... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity servers were apparently running obsolete, unpatched software, and had no firewall in place, both no-nos for any company, but definitely for a company as large as Sony, trying to run a cloud-based service. In testimony in front of Congress on Wednesday, Dr. Gene Spafford of Purdue University said that security experts monitoring open Internet forums were aware months ago that Sony was using outdated versions of the Apache Web server software, which "was unpatched and had no firewall installed." Not only that, Spafford added that the "oversights" were "reported... Read more...
Renowned jailbreaker George Hotz, AKA geohot, has fled to South America, according to court documents filed by SCEA in the matter. Hotz is well known for jailbreaking the iPhone, but his issues with Sony Computer Entertainment America stem from jailbreaking the PS3. Not only is Hotz in South America, according to the filing, although he has handed over the hard drives which a California court ordered him to, in order to have data collected from them, he removed "integral components" from them prior to delivering them to a third party analysis agency.  The documents were filed on March 18,... Read more...