Sony Hacked by 'Anonymous' with Wrath!

PS3 'hacktivism' ahoy

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Sony Hacked by 'Anonymous' with Wrath!
?Hacktivist? group 'Anonymous' is launching a 'Cyber' war against Sony. The attack is codenamed '#OpSony' and is said to be a retaliatory attack on behalf of PS3 hackers George 'GeoHot' Hotz and Graf_Chokolo.

The attack, detailed at the Anonymous site, is part of a series of linked hack attacks known as 'Operation Payback'. This is a set of Denial of Service threats (DoS) that began as a 'defence' of Wikileaks and took out sites such as PayPal.

?Congratulations, Sony. You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our fellow hackers, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable", declaims the 'poster' on the Anon site.

Couched in equally semi-judicial, some may say pompously self-aggrandising language, comes the message that by chasing down Hotz and Graf, Sony, "has violated the privacy of thousands. The company will, in fact, ?experience the wrath of Anonymous. You saw a hornet?s nest and stuck your penises in it.?

So, a move from protecting WikiLeaks from being strangled financially and therefore being made incapable to whistle blowing major political and corporate scandals to... an attack on Sony.

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Anonymous 4 Apr 2011 20:03
6/25
Who is to say what I do with a machine I purchased?
ryan 4 Apr 2011 21:03
7/25
grow up.
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Bored 4 Apr 2011 21:49
8/25
Wish they could have found a way to only mess with Sony not the "gamers"!
anonymous but not Anonymous 4 Apr 2011 22:03
9/25
Hey, you guys want to wage war with Sony over privacy and ownership rights, be my guest. But maybe you shouldn't be punishing the rest of us for exercising our own ownership rights by playing on the PSN. I'd really appreciate that. Thanks.
ASignorelli 4 Apr 2011 22:11
10/25
Okay, if you are so bad ass, track this IP address and show up on my doorstep so I can punch you in the face. What jerks you are. This punishes people more than Sony. You might be smart with computers but are total idiots when it comes to society as a whole. Good job making a statement that I hope puts you in jail. Remember, nerds rule the world, but only with viable means. Hackers are just cyber criminals.
ASignorelli 4 Apr 2011 22:32
11/25
Okay, so PSN is back up. I don't care anymore. LOL
Timmy_2_Tones 4 Apr 2011 23:10
12/25
Regardless of how this affected the consumer. I still applaud Anonymous. They are using their gift to prove a point that I appreciate.
Daz 4 Apr 2011 23:15
13/25
@Timmy_2_Tones and that point would be what? that they can piss off a bunch of people who want nothing to do with their so called battle and only probably mildly annoy Sony?
DrkStr 5 Apr 2011 08:18
14/25
Anonymous wrote:
Who is to say what I do with a machine I purchased?

Nobody, you can do anything you want to the hardware. The software though, you only bought a license to use that, and the license has some terms and conditions. And that covers the firmware, it's software, you don't own it.
Tim Smith 5 Apr 2011 08:41
15/25
Just discussing this with Tyrion this morning and the consensus appears to be solid. Hacktivism in a political context can be laudable but this attack on consumers from a self-entitled and apparently messianic minority is not only pointless, it's also diminished any idealogical capital that Anonymous may have banked.

In short, it's f**kwittery.

Cheers

Tim
gingineer 5 Apr 2011 08:56
16/25
nice summary tim
Daniel 6 Apr 2011 11:45
17/25
@DN_Fan true they should go do something with their life than waste it on hacking random s**t which really does nothing for them
coops 9 Apr 2011 09:29
18/25
Love you Sony users ... you stay with a company that can be hacked that easily, also at least you are not paying for the internet use, maybe this will wake Sony up a bit and make them see that they need to up the security and start doing more regular updates. but i must admit this was a dickish move!
Anon 22 Apr 2011 19:56
19/25
Hope Anonymous sticks it to Sony. They cannot tell me what to do with something after I buy it. What more appalling than Sony doing are the people that are defending Sony.

?We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.?
Matt 22 Apr 2011 21:39
20/25
Hey, I was upset I could not get online, but Anonymous good for you f**k all the BIG ASS corp who think they run everything way to show them they got out smarted.
Shuyin178 22 Apr 2011 23:27
21/25
Get a life "Anonymous" people, when you mess with SONY you are messing with the people they are to support, because of you losers I can't play my favorite online game "Metal Gear Online 2". Stop messing with SONY and get real jobs. You all are nothing more then pathetic people that have nothing better to do. have a nice life and hope you go to jail.
Lus 24 Apr 2011 05:31
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@ASignorelli Hackers are not cyber criminals thats a misconception hackers define what technology is. Without hackers security would not grow. They are used to hack into systems to find flaws and correct them to build a better security systems not just in the internet but in all tech products. Cyber criminal as you put are just hackers turned badjust like in life thees bad people and good people. Not trying to prove you wrong or anything just correcting as a I a fellow hacker. Good one I might add.
pedro 24 Apr 2011 09:12
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anonymous are just making the gamers unhappy, like me please just stop it u have made ur point, maybe sony should just accept there termz if it dosent mean everyone getting games4free , i dont think thats fair
balljangal 30 Apr 2011 21:42
24/25
They already found out it wasn't anonymous but people can't read I guess
Dashi 13 Aug 2011 18:29
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@Bored_ Understandable thought but riddle me this how many people do you think jumped on google to see why it was down and was lead to the story honestly not anons best work but right now its all about awareness
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