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]: Interesting
by Karitku on Tue 5th Apr 2011 13:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting"
Karitku
Member since:
2006-01-12

Jeesh go out Thom. We are talking shopping boycotts where protestors go outside shop and try convince people not buy products. What you seem to think is bigger demonstrations against something where anarchy clowns try mash stuff up. Most demonstrations are aimed to goverment or bigger issue, not single company. There has been several tries in Facebook for both big demonstrations and shop boycotts, all failed miserably when only few people of thousands show actually up. Internet has made people fat and loud mouthy, nothing else. Egypt and Tunis changes where fueled by cellphones, not internet.

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RE[6]: Interesting
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Apr 2011 13:57 in reply to "RE[5]: Interesting"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

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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RE[7]: Interesting
by joebobby on Tue 5th Apr 2011 14:47 in reply to "RE[6]: Interesting"
joebobby Member since:
2011-04-05

So if I dislike something you say or do or something that another OSNews author says or does, I can DDoS your site and you'll be just fine with that? You also won't get the law involved either right? Or is vigilante justice only okay if it's a target YOU dislike?

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