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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Meh... except for this
by umccullough on Tue 5th Apr 2011 00:02 UTC
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

As far as the DDOS attack, {shrug}

But this:

While most Anonymous attacks remain online-only hacks or protests, Operation Sony will feature a real world component. On April 16, Anonymous wants people to gather at their local Sony stores to complain in person—no doubt leading participants to rummage through their closets in order to dig out the old Guy Fawkes mask.


Now that's how you do a real protest ;)

Sadly, I doubt there will be enough real people who bother doing it to make a difference - and I doubt Sony will care.

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RE: Meh... except for this
by WereCatf on Tue 5th Apr 2011 00:14 in reply to "Meh... except for this"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

As far as the DDOS attack, {shrug}


I find the whole DDoS attack detestable. It serves no other purpose than to boost Anon script kiddies' egos with the "look at me, look at me! i'm awesome!" - attitude. And it will only make Sony look like the victim which is quite the contrary what Anon claims they want.

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RE[2]: Meh... except for this
by marblesbot on Tue 5th Apr 2011 05:15 in reply to "RE: Meh... except for this"
marblesbot Member since:
2009-12-25

Any news is good news!

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I find the whole DDoS attack detestable. It serves no other purpose than to boost Anon script kiddies' egos with the "look at me, look at me! i'm awesome!" - attitude. And it will only make Sony look like the victim which is quite the contrary what Anon claims they want.

A deserving victim, I would argue... serves them right.

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RE[2]: Meh... except for this
by orestes on Tue 5th Apr 2011 12:55 in reply to "RE: Meh... except for this"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Bingo. There's a right way and a wrong way to protest things. Virtual vandalism and inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of people who have nothing to do with Sony's policies definitely falls into the latter.

Nothing will make me happier than seeing a three letter agency kicking in these puerile pricks' doors when they piss off the wrong target.

Edited 2011-04-05 12:57 UTC

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RE: Meh... except for this
by marblesbot on Tue 5th Apr 2011 05:32 in reply to "Meh... except for this"
marblesbot Member since:
2009-12-25

Yes, I wonder how many people know anything about this. Thinking about the people I know, I can hear the conversation now: "Wikileaks what? Anonymous? Homebrew? I play Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto with a 13 year old in Florida." The only people who know or care about this outside of Sony are the small group of nerds who read OSNews and other nerd news websites. I wonder how many people know their PS3 plays BluRay movies. I wonder how many people know, or could tell the difference between BluRay and regular DVDs. Even if they have heard of homebrew, they would be too lazy to do the work, or too scared they'd break something. This is all a scam by some lonely nerds who think they're picking a fight about something that matters, when it really doesn't. Even if it does. And it does, but nobody else will ever know or care. Any protesters will just be made fun of again just like when they were in school.

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