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Sony hit by another cyberattack
The hacks continue for Sony and we say good-bye to a gaming legend.
I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update.
The bad news continues for Sony, as the company has been hit by another cyber attack.
Targeting the Playstation Network and Store.
The hub for games, films, and TV shows was down for about two hours Monday.
But it has been fixed.
During the outage, players saw a screen that read, page not found.
It's not you.
It's the internet's fault.
The cause is still being investigated.
And right now there's no sign that any data was stolen.
This doesn't seem to be related to last weeks attack on Sony Pictures.
You see, this time a hacker group called the Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility with cryptic tweets.
The squad also boasted about causing a similar outage on the Xbox network last week.
The attack comes as Sony celebrates the 20th birthday of the PlayStation video game console.
The company released a limited edition version of the PS4 painted in the grey color of the original Play Station, but it sold out within minutes of being posted online.
And now, you can find them going for double and triple the price on Ebay.
In fact, there's one listing where someone paid more than $20,000 for a unit.
And another for more than $15,000.
Except for the paint job, this is the same machine and accessories that you can get in stores now.
Perhaps, today's video game systems wouldn't be where they are today, if it wasn't for one engineer, Ralph Bear.
The man many call the father of the home video game console has died at age 92.
Back in 1966, Baer worked on the Brown Box.
It was a prototype for what would become the Magnavox Odyssey, the first home console that played games on a television screen.
The Odyssey had no sound, it was powered by batteries, and it cost $100.
Table Tennis was one game for the system.
It sold nearly 100,000 units in 1972, which was five years before Atari became popular.
Baer received the medal of technology from President George W. Bush in 2006.
And switching over to the world of streaming music.
Grooveshark is coming out with a new type of service that's similar to Pandora.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Grooveshark will roll out a digital radio service in January called Broadcast.
Where users can text with each other while listening to custom radio stations that are created by users.
It'll cost 99 cents a month.
And it won't have commercials.
That's your tech news update.
And you can always find more at cnet.com.
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From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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