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[6]: Interesting
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Apr 2011 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Interesting"
Thom_Holwerda
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The best way to get a company to change is to hit them where it hurts: their wallets. By Getting PSN and such offline, customers complain to Sony, which, if protracted long enough, could lead to serious financial damage for Sony. So much so, even, that they may change their policies.

Companies bigger than Sony have been forced to give in to public demand, like large international financial institutions in the Netherlands retracting bonuses given to top-level managers.

A lot of people here are all like "ZOMG I CANT PLAY CAL OF DUTY FOR A FEW HOURS ZOMG!1ONEONEONE!!!". Well, fcuk your stupid videogame. Even if it requires taking down PSN for weeks on end - if it leads to Sony no longer doing things like root kits and removing advertised functionality post-sale, it will be MORE than worth it.

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