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'Anonymous' to go after Sony

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Apr 2011 0:26 User comments (34)

'Anonymous' to go after Sony The hacking group 'Anonymous' has turned its collective eye on Sony, posting a picture on the AnonOps site.
Anonymous is certainly not happy with the way Sony has treated Geohot and others who have jailbroken their PS3 to run homebrew.

The group started in 2003 via 4chan and recently became a household name after they launched DDoS attacks on MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Amazon after the companies cut off donations and server space to WikiLeaks following the release of diplomatic cables.

Reads the poster:

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34 user comments

15.4.2011 0:40

I CAN'T WAIT!!!! ***Licking My Chops***

25.4.2011 0:59

arg..

35.4.2011 1:50

Anonymous Bring Down Sony Websites:
http://bit.ly/eMlUCn

Anonymous claims responsibility, Sony claims 'sporadic maintenance'.....really, you can never do too much "sporadic" maintenance.
http://engt.co/go0Wu8

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Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

45.4.2011 6:01

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!

DIE, SONY, DIE DIE DIE!!!



55.4.2011 8:04

Its the end of sony as we know it....


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65.4.2011 9:39

Well I guess we can't play online anymore

75.4.2011 9:44

Were aware that some of you have been experiencing intermittent service on PSN today. Were working on finding a solution, and will report back here as soon as its resolved.

Thank you for your patience.

HAHAHA Sony blog, it was posted yesterday same as this one. Yep I checked has something to do with hackers.

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85.4.2011 10:09
lissenup3
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Get 'em!

95.4.2011 10:21

They are obviously not thinking about the millions of customers who they are affecting by doing things.

105.4.2011 10:25

Originally posted by jaydubva:
They are obviously not thinking about the millions of customers who they are affecting by doing things.
I think that's the idea. Can't get online, can't buy stuff from Sony. So people going to buy another console.

If they been doing this attack in the past, why do they still have internet access?
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115.4.2011 10:56

Originally posted by jaydubva:
They are obviously not thinking about the millions of customers who they are affecting by doing things.
That's kinda the point. Hit 'em where it hurts, their pockets. If customers can't get on it means they can't buy stuff. It also hits Sonys reputation for providing a service and may turn some people away from using Sonys online service in the future.
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125.4.2011 11:13

Sony's screwed....period.

135.4.2011 12:36

Originally posted by SouleSS41:
Sony's screwed....period.
It's been fixed... remember that sony can spy on people from youtube videos and track the hacker down.

http://www.youtube.com/user/anonyops

145.4.2011 13:15

Instead of suing Geohot and "going after" people. They should have chilled out and just banned the IP's of PSN's running a hacked PS3 like Microsoft did with hacked X360's and XBL.

Notice Anonymous didn't go after Microsoft and crash Live! Because Microsoft did it in a way that wasn't anti-consumer. You cheat, you're banned. With Sony you cheat, or even look at a video about cheating...you're sued. I swear Sony isn't ran by executives anymore just lawyers.



155.4.2011 13:22

i guess it's just some of the psn that's been cut off because i have been playing all night with no problems? And most of this AM. Although i could not log into the forum. I'm just gonna sit back and enjoy the show, lmao.

165.4.2011 13:26

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Originally posted by SouleSS41:
Sony's screwed....period.
It's been fixed... remember that sony can spy on people from youtube videos and track the hacker down.

http://www.youtube.com/user/anonyops
They can log and upload videos from anywhere (any open wifi) they are not going to log in and upload stuff from there own home. They are not stupid!

175.4.2011 15:53

Nevermind, site is down again

185.4.2011 20:57

Yay!

196.4.2011 1:19

My psn network was down the other day but its working again I wish I didn't sell my 360 I got tired of Microsoft and there pay to play service and bans went legit buying games for ps3 supported Sony and for What constant updates for pointless shit just do what micro$ucks did and ban instead of being babies and sueing as long games will still be made people will always want online take your thyme out your asses and see what hackers have to offer as far as homebrews go not all homebrews are made for piracy some are better features that if you weren't being pricks about could use to better your machine Sony u get 2 fingers up at you

206.4.2011 1:32

anon fags...

216.4.2011 3:05

A more aggressive group: SonyRecon Vs Sony
Anonymous Gets Serious: Target Sony top executives !!
http://t.co/3jG4TSr
http://playstationlifestyle.net/2011/04/04/anonymous-gets-serious-attacks-sony-employees/

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Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

226.4.2011 8:53

Originally posted by mostopher:
Originally posted by jaydubva:
They are obviously not thinking about the millions of customers who they are affecting by doing things.
That's kinda the point. Hit 'em where it hurts, their pockets. If customers can't get on it means they can't buy stuff. It also hits Sonys reputation for providing a service and may turn some people away from using Sonys online service in the future.
I am one of those customers, and I am willing to suffer if it means that someone else is hurting sony...

...and the issues are not fixed; the PSN has been dropping out on me all night.




236.4.2011 11:34

This is starting to be a pain in the AZZ.

246.4.2011 14:25

is this y I can't get online?

256.4.2011 17:50

Originally posted by dmanpsp:
is this y I can't get online?
Yep... I was going to get PS3 this Saturday but I guess not... I'll wait til Sony catches them.

266.4.2011 23:34

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Originally posted by dmanpsp:
is this y I can't get online?
Yep... I was going to get PS3 this Saturday but I guess not... I'll wait til Sony catches them.
Sounds like proof of success, at least partial success. At the very least, PSN store sales are taking a big hit!

In other news, they stopped targeting PSN servers because they don't want to hurt the user base...but some of the servers they are still attacking share bandwidth with PSN servers. Also, a couple other groups are now attacking the PSN as well...and they don't take orders from Anonymous. On top of that, a group like Anonymous really has no command chain; just because they officially stop targeting a server, that does not mean that it isn't still being attacked.


277.4.2011 3:03

You should head over to the irc channel, running updates of what's going on, and you can even join the attacks if you want.




IMPORTANT: If you hate Sony for being so corrupt, copy this image into your signature too!

287.4.2011 7:28

Anon can do whatever they want with Sony, just don't tamper with my experience of online play.

Anon is dealing with the problem in a wrong way. Not productive at all. I agree in what they're trying to do but if they want to 'protest' they should do it in a way which won't affect the users of PS3s.

Sony also is going too far with the suing and shit and they're dealing with hackers the wrong way as well.

297.4.2011 9:17

It's called a revolution. Sony wants to be a tyrant and now they are finding out why all tyrants fall. The people will always have more power.

307.4.2011 10:14

weak. Anonymous keep using the same tactic; attacking the sites and servers. Sony is a billion dollar company. using that tactic doesn't even damage Sony. Anonymous is just pissing off the Gamers for the servers downtime. if Anonymous keep shutting down the servers, the Gamers and the Game Community will turn on their ASS. wait until they get caught slipping. the Feds, Sony, and other that they hack will have their penises in Anonymous ASS.


317.4.2011 11:04

Originally posted by Unlockneo:
weak. Anonymous keep using the same tactic; attacking the sites and servers. Sony is a billion dollar company. using that tactic doesn't even damage Sony. Anonymous is just pissing off the Gamers for the servers downtime. if Anonymous keep shutting down the servers, the Gamers and the Game Community will turn on their ASS. wait until they get caught slipping. the Feds, Sony, and other that they hack will have their penises in Anonymous ASS.
They still haven't shut down the RIAA like that said they would.
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327.4.2011 14:33

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Originally posted by dmanpsp:
is this y I can't get online?
Yep... I was going to get PS3 this Saturday but I guess not... I'll wait til Sony catches them.
go ahead, the games are all still playable, and the BR. I was able to get on a couple hours later. The PS3 is still pretty awesome.

337.4.2011 20:55

Originally posted by Unlockneo:
weak. Anonymous keep using the same tactic; attacking the sites and servers. Sony is a billion dollar company. using that tactic doesn't even damage Sony. Anonymous is just pissing off the Gamers for the servers downtime. if Anonymous keep shutting down the servers, the Gamers and the Game Community will turn on their ASS. wait until they get caught slipping. the Feds, Sony, and other that they hack will have their penises in Anonymous ASS.
There seems to be a lot of hate from the everyday users who just want to play online which is understandable.

It's pissing me off.

348.4.2011 19:09

Sony may take a short term hit from this but in the long run it will have no effect. All it does is piss off the gamers on PSN.

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