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Sony fully restores PlayStation Network, more attacks planned

By Jos · 27 replies
Jun 2, 2011
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  1. As promised, Sony has begun the full restoration of its PlayStation Network services in all regions with the exception of Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

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  2. albertjkruger

    albertjkruger TS Member Posts: 18

    I really hope the people responsible for the attacks on Sony are caught; else hackers will grow in confidence and wreak even more havoc than was done to Sony. There has to be some kind of message that this is a criminal offence, just like any other.
  3. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 266

    A group of people trying to limit other people's freedom to play on the console of their choice? Using threats and actions to coerce innocent users to reject a company?

    I think there's a word for this.
  4. Think there could be a way of tracking the people down who are responsible for these attacks and those threatening future attacks. I would personally enjoy punching these ****** in the face and beating them within an inch of they're pathetic meaningless lives... Can you tell I've grown fed up with the inability to use my PS3?
  5. That word you were looking for, DokkRokken, is Democracy.
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,573   +561

    All and all if this attacks keep happening I'll be sad if sony goes down the tubes. To the hackers if you don't like there product or its policies just don't buy it?
  7. So what are social media like Facebook and Twitter doing about these lowlifes who have the balls to post their threats online? Isn't breaking into a private network illegal? They are just like those people you find on online games who talk a lot of smack knowing that they are safe behind their tv screens away from harm. They are like the ten year olds who are ten feet tall on Call of Duty. These hackers are just like those cheaters online who enjoy playing on a non-level playing field. They must really suck at video games that they need to cheat. So are these "hackers" who need to cheat in order to get some kind of recognition. People on Playstation Network need to take action and report these cheaters. It all starts from the bottom. If you see cheaters, report them on the Playstation Network. Go to Support and then report them. I am tired of hearing players complain. That is all they do. They should do their part and report cheaters/hackers.
  8. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,147   +142

    Troll harder Kim Jong Il.
  9. @treetops: They like the product. What they don't like is the fact that when you buy the product you don't actually own it according to Sony... Sony just needs to let things be rather than trying to look like a big shot. They're attracting attention from the wrong people.
  10. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,124   +1,617

    Man, these hackers are some sort of full of themselves, eh? Judge, jury and executioners all on their say so alone. And some people are stupid enough to defend them. Brilliant...
  11. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,573   +561

    If you don't like it don't buy it... Its like throwing a brick threw a store keepers window in the middle of the night because you bought red shoes from him and you don't like the color red.

    Store keep "this is a red shoe store if you don't like it shop somewhere else"

    Brick thrower "you should not make red shoes! I am going to throw bricks until you change your shoe colors!"
  12. All the hackers are doing is messing with Sony and affecting the 100 million other user that like their products.
    Which proves they don't care about the users.
  13. you are right, i dont know why the consumers block open thoughts about this cuz, you are right, why we should be censured? if the company were in our shoes they will destroys us at any cost, so you are right, and fot the others that blame hackers, crackers, etc etc for not playing Online bcuz the innocents blablabla....if you have a ps3 you are in this mess....so why the ppl search empty excuses to blame someone else? think ppl think on your own
  14. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 266

    If the hackers do not agree with Sony's policies, they should be educating end-users of that fact. Penalizing those users who bought the 'wrong' console is unfair, and wrong. It only will end up hurting the hackers in the end, as Sony will just use these attacks to support and push for even harsher, more restrictive policing of the internet, and copyright rules. That hurts everyone.
  15. well the things usually start at some point , there is no best time than this, or maybe in 20 years in the future when the companies rule everything bcuz no 1 do something about it
  16. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 490   +38

    Who the hell gave twelve year old boys hacking knowledge?

  17. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 490   +38

    On the upside, Sony is going to end up with some of the best CyberSecurity this side of the CIA…
  18. arod916

    arod916 TS Member Posts: 22

    I agree, governments need to start throwing the book at these people, regardless of how small the attack.
  19. Sony should comply.
  20. Sony won't comply with such a simple request. They'll go down with the ship before re-enabling Other OS. I hope other companies will learn from Sony's mistakes.
  21. GunsAblazin

    GunsAblazin TS Enthusiast Posts: 75

    You own the product alright. Sony was just closing up a security vulnerability. If PS3 owners are creating software to cheat at games or play illegal ones, Sony has the right to protect themselves and true gamers. If they didn't like it they should have gotten their money back, not take illegal action. That just proves they were nothing but criminals in the first place.
  22. These "hackers" are nothing more than opportunists who wanted to make money off the sale of customer info onto the black market. I'm not surprise that people put the blame solely on Sony but lets be realistic, these cowards that did the hacking should be blamed too.
  23. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,674

    Pardon me? Yah console gamers are true gamers all right. I love autoaim, dumbed down gameplay and small levels. That's what true gamers play with.

    According to sony you obviously don't, because they can change what they wish and control what you do. That violated the very concept of ownership.

    Try multiple security vulnerabilities, many of which wouldn't have been there even for a novice programmer. Storing info in unencrypted text files? Give me a ****ing break. They didn't even update the linux version the servers were running, and they were hacked AGAIN by a simply SQL injection. That's a pathetic novice error, no wait, even a novice IT worker wouldn't **** up the security that bad.

    It wasn't to cheat. The initial hack was to re-enable a feature that sony removed. How about you take that sony **** out of your mouth and start thinking for yourself. Regurgitating what sony tells you isn't going to score you any points with the crowd who actually knows what is going on.

    Yah because a bunch of 12 year olds with python can take down a multinational corporation.. /sarcasm.
  24. @princeton: True gamers appreciate good games regardless of what platform they are on.
  25. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 513

    hello ...

    this is bad, really bad! ... now there is little we can do before 'that' law is passed :(

    i even once thought that some companies would try to simulate such attacks to force the authorities to take actions, but the hackers themselves are digging their own graves,

    OK it has begun, i'll have more job to do soon :S


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