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The record breakers in the news today

Video games company Ubisoft has issued a warning to users of its website after one of its databases was illegally accessed by hackers.

The makers of big-name game such as the Far Cry and Assasins Creed franchises has advised users to change their passwords after user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed during the attack.

The longest prison sentence for computer hacking record is held by Brian Salcedo, Michigan, USA, who was sentenced to nine years in federal prison in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA in December 2004 after pleading guilty to conspiracy and numerous hacking charges related to an attempt to steal credit card information from the computer systems of Lowe’s hardware stores.

Belgium's King Albert II has this afternoon announced his abdication during a national televised address.

The 79-year-old monarch said he would step down after 19 years on the throne in favour of his son Crown Prince Philippe, 53, on 21 July, Belgium's national day.

During Belgium's political deadlock in 2010-11, Albert II took on the role of mediator.

The nation experienced 541 days without a government during the period, setting a record for longest time without a government in peacetime.

To the world of music where a legal battle between two of its biggest stars is ensuing.

Neptunes singer Pharrell Williams has filed a lawsuit against will.i.am after he was accused of violating trademarks owned by the Black Eyed Peas frontman.

The lawsuit claims will.i.am has demanded that Pharrell stop using the phrase "I AM", a reference to his I Am Other company, on his websites. Labelling will.i.am's trademark as "relatively weak", the lawsuit explains that Pharrell's trademarks do not feature full stops between the I and the am, while will.i.am's do.

Pharrell's representative Brad Rose has asked that the court confirm that "I Am Other" doesn't "infringe, dilute or unfairly compete" with will.i.am.

Between 11 July 2009 and 18 September 2010, The Black Eyed Peas' (USA) "I Gotta Feeling" spent a record 63 consecutive weeks in the UK Top 75, including two weeks at No.1 in August 2009, setting a record for most consecutive weeks on UK singles chart (one single).

Finally, movie star Tom Cruise today celebrates his 51st birthday.

The man who brought Ethan Hunt and ‘Maverick’ to the big screen, holds multiple world records including highest annual earnings for a film actor ($67 million between June 2005 and June 2006), and most films over $100 million at the box office (18).

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