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#1 Josh5890

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:04 PM

PSN is coming back as we speak. Please click the following link for more info...

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#2 SynGamer

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:08 PM

It was a simple DDoS attack on Sony's websites. PSN is still up, has been all day (I've been playing online). Anon. is a group of script kiddies, nothing more, nothing less. This latest incident further proves that they are in it for the attention rather than fighting for what they believe in.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:20 PM

It was a simple DDoS attack on Sony's websites. PSN is still up, has been all day (I've been playing online). Anon. is a group of script kiddies, nothing more, nothing less. This latest incident further proves that they are in it for the attention rather than fighting for what they believe in.


I would say that Anon. has script kiddies that help out, especially with DDoS attacks, but there's some good hackers in the group as well. Whether they want attention or not, I can't say, but this is definitely their 'jurisdiction'. They want to keep the free flow of information on the internet going, and attacking places like Sony and the RIAA is definitely a start. They may not be the smartest bunch of people in the world, but they sure in the hell are trying.

#4 krashhole

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:26 PM

I was able to get on until about 10 minutes ago. Ah well, I can go watch Wrestlemania now lol

#5 Mana Knight

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:30 PM

I was on PSN, then it logged me out. I can't get on either PS3 right now.
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#6 Buuhan1

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:33 PM

I love how Sony just randomly one day discussed to themselves:

Exec 1: "You know, the PS3 has been on the market for 5 years now, and it hasn't once been hacked! But hey, that OtherOS feature that allows Linux to be installed could potentially be a way into the system."

Exec 2: "Yeah... but it's been there the entire time, it has never--"

Exec 1: "Let's remove it!"

Exec 2: "... Sure, why not?"

Then irony struck, and this decision actually is what got them hacked, into a legal mess, and now the wrath of Anon. I love Sony, I've been using their products since I was a baby (walkman clipped on the diaper), but this is their own fault and they need to face the consequences of their actions.

Pity we are getting shafted in the process of it now, tho.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:40 PM

This won't do anything but interrupt service for people who are really far removed from either side of this whole thing and inspire Sony to attempt to come up with more counter-measures that bog it down for everyone. Good job guys, keep fighting the 'good' fight :roll:
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#8 krashhole

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:41 PM

walkman on the diaper? Thats nothing son. I had a apple 8 track player LOL

Hopefully something will get resolved with all of this. As Buuhan1 said, we the Consumers are getting the short end of the stick. I have wanted a PS3 since they came out but just couldnt afford the price tag. I finally got one from my loving wife last month and I hate to see all of this going on.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:47 PM

So they hack Sony now? All they are doing is keeping the average joe off the PSN. Thats hurting the average joes out there more than sony.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:49 PM

re-tarded

Also as I recall Geo was effing with OtherOS and the hammer came. But I could be reverse remembering.

No, you're right. If I recall correctly he had opened the PS3 and made mods and used Linux to hack the system. Then Sony took away the Other OS.

#11 Buuhan1

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:56 PM

I remember it definitely. Sony just decided to take it away and Hotz retaliated from having a feature taken away.

Also, hey! I was able to login to PSN, quite a chunk of my friends are on too.

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#12 GaveUpTomorrow

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:01 PM

I love how Sony just randomly one day discussed to themselves:

Exec 1: "You know, the PS3 has been on the market for 5 years now, and it hasn't once been hacked! But hey, that OtherOS feature that allows Linux to be installed could potentially be a way into the system."

Exec 2: "Yeah... but it's been there the entire time, it has never--"

Exec 1: "Let's remove it!"

Exec 2: "... Sure, why not?"

Then irony struck, and this decision actually is what got them hacked, into a legal mess, and now the wrath of Anon. I love Sony, I've been using their products since I was a baby (walkman clipped on the diaper), but this is their own fault and they need to face the consequences of their actions.

Pity we are getting shafted in the process of it now, tho.


That would be quite ironic, if it were not for the fact that George Hotz actually started it all. Sony removed Linux from the PS3 after Hotz reported progress in hacking the system through Linux. If Hotz hadn't started this crap, I don't see any reason why we still wouldn't have any access to Linux installation.

It wasn't just a stupid random decision on Sony's part, it was a reaction to a hacker's threat against their system. Unfortunately removing Linux obviously didn't prevent the problem.

As for Anon, I would really like to see them just get caught and locked up at this point. They are only human, and their point of view isn't superior to everyone else's. I agree that Sony shouldn't be going after the masses, but I have no problem with them going after the Hacker that started all of this. It is one thing to hack your personal system and use it for your own uses, which Sony would have never stopped. It is another thing to release it to the masses, causing serious security concerns to all users of the PS3 and PSN, and allows hacking in online gaming to rampage through the servers. I would love nothing more than to see Hotz go to jail. His attitude about the whole situation is even more disgusting.

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#13 HaLLuZiNaTiOnZ

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:18 PM

I'm pretty sure that the written statement from "anon" is a bunch of script kiddies. Hackers are actually smart and probably wouldn't care that Sony is protecting it's investment. From the stories I've read about that one hacker convention, most of them just do hacks to prove they can.

Here "anon" acts all powerful, but they haven't done Jack shit. After Scientology anon got too popular now it's just full of "all powerful" 13 year olds.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:19 PM

anon hacked mastercard and some other places i forget awhile ago cuz of the wikileaks stuff... and then the fbi came to their door. OOPS.

id love to know the actual % of people who used the other OS feature.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:26 PM

It's working fine for me.


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#16 HaLLuZiNaTiOnZ

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:27 PM

If this was actually the part of "anon" that mattered, the real hackers, PSN would be down for awhile...but it's not.

The real hackers of anon only show up in serious things like exposing BoA, assisting Juliane assange, and trying to expose Scientology.

#17 TctclMvPhase

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:28 PM

I saw this when I woke up this morning and I think the worst part is that they have the Guy Fawkes mask in the background. As an actual anarchist, stuff like this always gets me. Fawkes died because he was acting out against religious oppression brought on by government. If this is really some sort of protest or retaliation on their part, they should be looking at government laws (IP, DMMCA, contract law, etc.) which provide the grounds for Sony to act, not the company itself.

In a word, Anon is hating the player, when they should really be hating on the game.

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#18 SynGamer

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:11 AM

Freedom of information? No. What Geo was doing was altering (and later distributing) software that wasn't his to distribute and ultimately what he did was illegal.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:25 AM

This, is what it must look like at Sony right now.
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#20 basilofbkrst

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:42 AM

What the fool are you talking about?


#21 KingBroly

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:44 AM

Doing stuff like this doesn't help consumers, it only hurts them.
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#22 RedvsBlue

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:07 AM

So are we playing blame the victim? Sony had it coming because they dressed like they wanted it?

#23 basilofbkrst

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:14 AM

So are we playing blame the victim? Sony had it coming because they dressed like they wanted it?


To be fair. . . . To be fair. . . Those people do have it coming.


#24 lokizz

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:50 AM

its all kinda sad if theyre such great hackers why not use that skill to put some money in their pockets instead of bothering sony and pining for attention from the nameless masses on the net? so what you took down psn for possibly 10 or 20 seconds congrats now what ? is that going to get you laid or rich?

every time they do something they feel they have the "right" to do it only screws over those of us who own ps3s that just want to freakin game. now there will be another fw dl and some other bullshit blah blah blah. why cant they all just get hook on wow and leave us all the hell alone?

#25 Sk

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 11:07 PM

So their screwing out a bunch of gamers out of PSN...Way to stick it to the MAN! LOL. In any case, what they're doing is illegal and stupid. People need to grow up.

In any case, I don't think GEOhot did anything criminally illegal (I think Sony wants his charged with violating the Digital Millennium Act which is a statutory law, that has no jail time. I think you just pay damages). Everything else was a breach of contract of PSN and Playstation terms of use. Who really knows what you agree to in those terms of uses. I imagine in Sony's mind you really don't own per-say your playstation. You have rights to use it and those right transfer to the next own like how bearer paper works.

#26 jay_remedy

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The only thing worse than the losers that make up Anonymous are their moron apologists.

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#27 Vinny

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:39 AM

I think a comment on Reddit best summed it up, something along the lines of: there's a select few Anons who know their shit and then there's a legion of 12 year olds who act like a bunch of 12 year olds.

As for PSN, I couldn't access because there's a new ToS. I had to agree to that first... after that, everything worked fine.

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#28 mtxbass1

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:21 PM

I'm unable to sign in to PSN web pages this morning. Wonderful. About half the page loads, but then the actual sign in box times out. Thanks script kiddies!



#29 alangee

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:39 PM

This is horrible! Having problems too.

#30 TctclMvPhase

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:53 PM

As far as peoples claim about script kiddies and anonymous ...yes cause script kiddies knock out paypal , visa , chase , and Bank of America


Actually, they do. DDOS attacks are fairly simplistic and really require nothing other than infecting some machines with scripts, something thats pretty basic. In fact, most people who take CS courses at a community college will learn how to pull off DDOS attacks in the first or second semester.

Anyways, I was reading the comments on the most recent PSLifestyle article and reading the hate from the community I thought about the delicious irony of their use of the Guy Fawkes mask. To this day, the celebration of Guy Fawkes is actually a celebration of the catching and killing of Fawkes. In other words, the majority of Britain didn't see him as a hero but as a villain. With how much much Anon is pissing off the PS3 community, it wouldn't surprise me if upon the catching of any of them, the community celebrates its own Anon Day.

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