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[5]: Meh... except for this
by WereCatf on Wed 6th Apr 2011 00:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Meh... except for this"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

The Sony Rootkit... now THAT was a prime example of virtual vandalism


Temporary inconvenience: Overloading Sony's servers for a short time to get back at them for suing one of their users, and trying to show them that they're not going to take that kind of attitude as paid users. What's it hurt? Well, Sony's servers deny their users service for a while until someone steps in to correct it, or the DDoSers stop attacking, and... boom, service is up and running again, nothing changed. No files were modified, no hardware damaged; they simply stressed the system for a short while.


First you say that doing virtual damage is indeed virtual vandalism, and then right next to it you say it isn't vandalism. Way to counter yourself.

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