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: Meh... except for this
by WereCatf on Tue 5th Apr 2011 00:14 UTC 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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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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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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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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Bingo. There's a right way and a wrong way to protest things. Virtual vandalism


Vandalism means damaging property that isn't yours. Anonymous isn't damaging anything. In fact, Sony has damaged other people's property by removing OtherOS support - so Sony are the vandals here.

and inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of people who have nothing to do with Sony's policies definitely falls into the latter.


You do realise that the whole idea of a protest or strike is to be inconvenient, right?

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


You'd make one damn fine Stasi agent.

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