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'Anonymous' to boycott Sony stores next week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Apr 2011 15:25 User comments (13)

'Anonymous' to boycott Sony stores next week The hacking group 'Anonymous,' which recently stopped its attack on PSN and other Sony services, has said this week that it will stage a 24-hour boycott at Sony stores around the world next week, Saturday, April 16th.
On the Facebook page, there are over 1000 RSVPs for the event.

Over the last week, Anonymous used DDoS attacks to take down the PSN and a few individual Sony employees. The attack was stopped after the group decided it was hurting the Sony consumers they were trying to avenge.

You can read Anonymous's full letter to concerned PSN users here: 'Anonymous' stops its assault on PSN

The group is pissed at Sony for its lawsuit against Geohot and its criminalization of users who even click on info related to PS3 custom firmware and homebrew. Geohot opened up the console to homebrew by running 'jailbreak code' and creating a custom firmware for version 3.55.

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13 user comments

19.4.2011 15:27

24 hours? Fail.... Try a month of every single member stopping the use of all sony products and services as well as no longer purchasing them. That might do something but 24 hours won't do a damn thing.

29.4.2011 16:11

I refuse to buy Sony stuff and have done for several years now out of principle, but what difference do these script kiddies think a 24 hour boycott is going to make. They probably never leave their mum's basement anyway, so what is the difference?


^ PEBKAC ^

39.4.2011 16:19

Go #opsony...Go,Go,Go !!!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Apr 2011 @ 16:32

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

49.4.2011 16:36

This new anonymous is kinda lame.

59.4.2011 18:19

This will be just as effective as boycotting all the gas stations for 24 hours. If you want to be effective how about you commit to a lifelong boycott of Sony products. Wow, over 1000 RSVP's. Sony will definitely go out of business now! I'm sure they are loving the publicity all of this is getting. I understand why anonymous is doing this and basically agree with why they are pissed. Anonymous so far all of your ideas have failed. Better go back and come up with something better.

69.4.2011 20:54

OMG this so SO badass!


79.4.2011 23:01

Their last idea actually worked...people were avoiding buying new PS3s because they knew that the network was useless and might be that way for a very long time, and existing users were not able to use the PSN store. If they had kept it up, Sony would have had no choice but to concede to some of the lesser requests.



810.4.2011 11:23

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Their last idea actually worked...people were avoiding buying new PS3s because they knew that the network was useless and might be that way for a very long time, and existing users were not able to use the PSN store. If they had kept it up, Sony would have had no choice but to concede to some of the lesser requests.
Evidence to back that statement up?


910.4.2011 13:26

Just the things I read in the forums...I doubt we will see any hard numbers, and it had only just begun when they backed down anyway.



1011.4.2011 14:24

on april 16 i will buy something sony . lol i dont even go sony stores. well i guess im going on saturday fanks anon. what happened to the old true anon.

1111.4.2011 18:14

just move on Geohot case is done & dusted.

1212.4.2011 0:55

Originally posted by pensfan12:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Their last idea actually worked...people were avoiding buying new PS3s because they knew that the network was useless and might be that way for a very long time, and existing users were not able to use the PSN store. If they had kept it up, Sony would have had no choice but to concede to some of the lesser requests.
Evidence to back that statement up?

"Sony stock falls due to Anonymous web attacks"
TOKYO Sony stock plunged.
http://bit.ly/fpng42
http://bit.ly/gVIt0J
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Apr 2011 @ 0:58

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

1312.4.2011 3:04

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Originally posted by pensfan12:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Their last idea actually worked...people were avoiding buying new PS3s because they knew that the network was useless and might be that way for a very long time, and existing users were not able to use the PSN store. If they had kept it up, Sony would have had no choice but to concede to some of the lesser requests.
Evidence to back that statement up?

"Sony stock falls due to Anonymous web attacks"
TOKYO Sony stock plunged.
http://bit.ly/fpng42
http://bit.ly/gVIt0J

lol but due to the disater over their isnt the stock down anyway


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