Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:07 UTC
Legal "The hacker hordes of Anonymous have transferred their fickle attention to Sony. They are currently attacking the company's online Playstation store in retribution for Sony's lawsuit against PS3 hacker George Hotz. A denial of service attack has temporarily taken down playstation.com."
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RE[3]: Meh... except for this
by WereCatf on Tue 5th Apr 2011 05:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Meh... except for this"
WereCatf
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A deserving victim, I would argue... serves them right.


I don't understand that logic. First of all, it doesn't hurt Sony in any way or form. No sane internation company buys bandwidth by amounts of usage, they pay a predefined sum, so that angle doesn't cost Sony anything. Secondly, people not being able to access PSN or Sony's website? Well, Sony can just explain that it was the Anonymous who did it, and voila, Sony has just gotten loads of positive PR while Anon got the negative one. Again, it doesn't cost Sony anything and will just sway public opinion in their direction. Third, completely irrelevant and innocent users of Sony's PSN getting screwed by this DDoS? Doesn't hurt Sony in the least, it only makes those people angry at Anon.

So, Sony gets to look like a victim, gets positive reaction from general public, and gets even more support from law enforcement agencies. And that "serves them right", now does it?

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