Sony PSN (PlayStation network) and media network known as Qriocity is down, hacked, broken none the less the PSN fanboys don’t seem to be bitching much.
However the fanboys of the biggest competitor to PSN are laughing all the way to their XBL gold card. Yes PSN is free if you own a PS3 and have multi player games, however without the PSN you are forced to be in single player mode. LMAO! Mr Rodgers Land of Make Believe or PSN?
If Sony charged for PSN I think they would have fixed the issue by now, but as of April 25th they have been down hard for five days. *snicker. I’m not trying to sound fanboyish, but I have to snicker that this makes world wide news considering its is a free service. Yes you can get game add-on, music downloads and other bits from the PSN Qriocity side but its not required to play a game, again unless you want to play online.
No hacker group has come forward with bragging about the hack
To quote Sony:
Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:
We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain
PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was
compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion
into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:
Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;
Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and
Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.
Wait Sony!, you were hacked, and you know it then you should be able to provide the data that traces where it came from. Any guesses that this is from RIPE.net IP addresses. Even worse, personal information, email address, username, passwords, credit card info may have been compromised! Holy Epic Fail!
I am a tech enthusiast, a geek, a network admin and much more. I enjoy computer games and grew up (or did I) living in Arcades. This isn’t the first time a game network went down, but sure as shit is pretty bad when the billing information should be on a separate system that is linked to a user account. No duh Sony if you store information in the datawarehouse that is in the same database tables as the customer’s login instead of pointed to the data outside the PSN system you would have less of a risk of confidential user-data from being stolen.
Sorry sony, you do make great products for the consumer but with PSN you fail big time.
Conduit XX – Wasatch Paranormal segment with Tom Carr and the folks that like to bring you into the realm of the haunted, the unknown and the history of some of Utah’s oldest building as well. Not only is there history to be learned but keep an open mind and you may see or hear things that indicate something from the other side may lurk the halls and rooms of these building.
I think I frightened Russell Cook as he was being sarcastic until the camera went on. LOL
Episode 410 we talk with John Kera the producer of a movie Omega1 which is in pre-production.
John is also a CEO of a film production and distribution company that focuses on independent films with well-developed concepts. Currently called http://whirlwindpics.com/ . During our conversation John tell us that his company name will be changing to avoid any legal issue and to better market him as a movie producer. You know what they say its all in a name (grin). You can find out more about this movie and John on Facebook
News for tonight Microsoft application in the cloud (via web for the neebies out there) when Office 2010 release today prompts Microsoft to allow you to edit and create documents and spreadsheets without anything to install aside from having a browser. this feature will be slated some time in June 2010. Also Iron Man2 is kicking ass in the box office and isnt worried that the release of Robin Hood will do much hard to the money making monster. Did Thor do something to the economy as we are seeing more movies that we have ever before but complain about the price of gas at the pump!
Maximilian Werner a writing professor from the Univeristy of Utah and Jeff from iscifi.tv spoke about the work on Black River Dreams, living in Utah’s unique writing style.
Black River Dreams won the 2008 Utah Arts Council’s Original Writing Award for Nonfiction in the Book category.
Max will be at The Kingsenglish Bookshop in salt lake city, for a book reading, and discussion on Thursday Febuary 4th .
Nightbeasts a new horror thriller coming soon , written and directed by Wes Sullivan. The movie dives into the legend of Sasquatch or bigfoot as it is commonly called. Not only does Wes enjoy his job as writer and director, but he researched the legend of Sasquatch and even from the Native American Indians, whom have many stories of the beast the walks, or the creature of the night.
We have the chance to talk with Wes about his style, his passion and the willingness to be not only the man behind the camera, but the man with pen in hand, to take queues from the cast members and create a story that should not only entertain, inform but also scare the hell out of you at some point. Wes does not go for the juglar vein but you will find out from our interview there are a few surprises in this movie. I avoid spoilers and we know the public will love to see Nightbeasts when the movie is released hopefully in the near future.
Michael Wandmacher the composer of the soundtrack behind Punisher War Zone in theaters Dec , 5 2008 and My Bloody Valentine Sits down with iscifi.tv to talk about his work, the fires in L.A and his video game playing as well.