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Anonymous attacks Sony PlayStation website in support of GeoHot

By Emil ยท 42 replies
Apr 4, 2011
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  1. The hacker group Anonymous has begun targeting Sony's online Playstation store today; a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack temporarily took down playstation.com (it was down earlier today, then was back up, and is now again down at the time of publishing). Sony is under fire because of its lawsuit against PS3 jailbreakers, including George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, and Graf_Chokolo.

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  2. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Been wondering how long it would take for this to happen. And, as always, so eloquent yet incisive, and smarmy to the core.
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,095   +864

    Same thoughts here, although i'm tempted to join these guys this time round, I personally do feel Sony has crossed a line this time and as GeoHot said, this is just the begining, if Sony can pull off what they currently trying to do then why would no other company try it on?
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    "Don't do it to someone else if you don't want it to be done to you."

    That's ironic.
  5. They should have redistributed that master key while they were at it. :p
  6. Information is not free... everyone should know this. if not, i will charge you $1.99 to tell you it.
  7. Well deserved, don't let down Anonymous.

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    they did not to respond to fast, all right GeoHot.
    Anonymous for president.. yehaaaaa :)
  9. I don't agree 100% with what they are doing but...well...,sony deserve it 100%. I hope they are very carefull and also than they don't cross a line like sony did.
  10. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    exactly what i was thinking! :)
  11. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Play with fire, expect to get burned.

    It'll be kinda fun watching this unfold in the future...
  12. Most of you people complain because of pirates pirating PC games yet you are fine when
    Geo does it.
    Technically he didn't but he opened the door so others could and at least the others were smart
    enough not to brag about it.
  13. I'm sure Stephen Colbert is flattered that Anonymous is flattered enough to use his hornets' nest analogy.
  14. In case you can't see the image above, here is the full text? I guess all that additional text must be hidden or something. :eek:)
  15. krayzie

    krayzie TS Rookie Posts: 62

    i dont think this black hat hacking is the right thing to do
  16. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,128   +129

    Smith & Wesson kills people. Well, technically they don't, but they manufacture the guns and ammo so that murderers can kill people. Your point is invalid.
  17. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,044   +206

    Hmm wonder if they are gonna attack the libya government.
  18. **Information is not free... everyone should know this. if not, i will charge you $1.99 to tell you it. **

    Public libraries provides public with almost limitless information for free; internet, books, movies and music.
    You can go to local book store and read their books and magazines for free.
    There are many free newspapers.
    Public Education is free.
    There are many free classes at Colleges.

    Me telling you this didnt cost you anything.

  19. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 713   +73

    I think Sony should just put back in OtherOS, there losing more money and respect this way. Plus the Ps3 is fully hackable seconds after every patch there is nothing they can do just put back in OtherOS, you lost.
  20. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Exactly what point of BFman's are you proving invalid with that terrible analogy?
  21. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    Sony is whack. They deserve this.
  22. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Anonymous are the ones who sticks their wigwams into hornet nests. They are violating every morally acceptable paradigm regarding hacking!

    We've seen China, the USSR, North Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, former Yugoslavia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, El Salvador etcetera - you'd think people around the world have learned by now that changing the society using force is not necessarily a change for the better - and in most cases, actually the exact opposite. And so Anonymous cause may be honorable, but it is quasi-obsolete.

    I really liked this statement above:

    (laughter) True irony in its greatest form :) . Anonymous are nothing but crackers at the core with some psuedo-righteous and pretentious cause. Even though I admire their work, they are doing it totally wrong and inacceptable. They are not fit to rule anything, and according to myself, should thus not be allowed to change anything.
  23. And what about this new DRM protection crap that they released for the ps3 in the last update ?? Cant even watch a digital copy of a movie that you own.
  24. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +20

    I've never been a fan of Sony. I don't know the story behind this, but part of me likes it. ;)
  25. My point isn't invalid,when Techspot used that early release of crysis 2 most people complained and asked how could Techspot do that,yet geo gives the pirates a way to hack the console and most people are upset that Sony are fighting back.

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