PS4 Sells Over 50 Million Units
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 console has sold more than 50 million units to consumers around the world with the best ever Black Friday week for PlayStation having helped it to achieve that mighty figure.
To achieve this in just three years is clearly great news for Sony and the sales figures include the original PS4 model, the new slim version and additionally the PlayStation 4 Pro. Presumably, the PlayStation VR headset hasn’t done sales figures any harm, either.
Hacking Group Makes A Game Of It
The BBC has reported that a hacking group over in Turkey has taken the unusual step of rewarding hackers for hitting 'targets' successfully.
Hackers who manage to attack a designated number of websites are given the equivalent of loyalty points which can then be further exchanged for software allowing them to carry out online fraud. The websites being targeted by the group are reported to be ones with a political agenda and this rather unsavoury way of encouraging DDoS attacks, which was uncovered by security researchers at Forcepoint Security Labs, is quite the eye-opener.
Billy Plectrum Update!
Long-time readers will fondly remember Billy Plectrum and his 48k Spectrum. Well we’re delighted to be able to tell you that he got in touch this week to bid you all farewell. Billy says that he’s doing well and that his 48K Spectrum is still running.
He tells us that he did upgrade to a ZX Spectrum 128K one year, but he felt it was too next-gen for his liking so he quickly returned to his old faithful.
Anyway, Billy wishes you all well. Sniff.