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Submitted by doctorstrange 771d ago | news

DERP Hacker Group ‘Unintentionally’ Takes Down PSN, DCUO, After Targeting PlanetSide 2

Oh boy. The incredibly pointless hacker group known as DERP, who have targeted a host of gaming servers, has apparently taken down the PSN for many. - PSLS (DC Universe Online, Planetside 2, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP)

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doctorstrange  +   771d ago
zeal0us  +   771d ago
Don't be surprise its just another hack group trying to make a name for themselves.
Giul_Xainx  +   771d ago
Seriously a group going after Planetside 2 servers took down sony with another DDoS attack? Uh oh... get your fire proof pants on. This is about to get TOASTY!
lolCHILLbro  +   771d ago
Anyone who says that PSN can be hacked because banks and goverments get hacked aswell are misinformed, the major PSN hack was preventable by Sony but they neglected to update their software, it was Sony's fault they got hacked and they even admitted it, this hack doesnt seem as serious though
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DragonKnight  +   771d ago | Well said
@lolCHILLbro: You don't know what you're talking about. It wasn't a hack. Someone from Sony gave someone else security keys to PSN which allowed that individual to log into PSN with developer credentials. It had nothing to do with outdated server software or any of the B.S. FUD people like you love to spread.

Sony didn't admit it was their fault, they simply apologized for what happened. You really don't know anything about the situation. You probably think people's credit card information was compromised and thousands of people became victims of identity theft.
dedicatedtogamers  +   771d ago
But DDoSing isn't hacking. It's painfully simple to do, which is why so many people do it (for fun, I guess).
edgeofsins  +   771d ago

One of my sorta friends in real life is a total XBox fanboy and tries to tell me his friends credit card was hacked through the PSN incident. He's one of the people that also thinks Live has some magical better online gameplay then PSN. Even after telling him that the data was not guaranteed to have been compromised and that even if it was that it was encrypted to where no one could do anything with it he tried to tell me his friend, out of dozens of millions of people, was targeted by the "hacker".

Anyways.. DDoS isn't a form of hacking whatsoever. In fact it's a great excuse for nobodies to take the credit for any online service going down. This "hacker" group probably did nothing and just took credit for all we know. Same thing as anonymous. Thousands of kids have taken credit for things they didn't do or think that them supporting something just by agreeing with it makes them a part of it and they just label themselves as part of the group. It's a really dull subject.
Kayant  +   771d ago

You do know this is not a hack right in anyway shape or form. A DDos attack is flooding servers with excessive traffic. It can happen to any & all organisations.

You keep thinking XBL is some kind failproof network. Admittedly very reliable but not failproof to attacks such as this. Man I really do hope they don't target MS because that would be shitty for their users but it would be nice to have you shut up :p.
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DragonKnight  +   771d ago
@edgeofsins: Yeah, there's always "a friend" isn't there? That's when you ask "why didn't he report it to his CC company or bank?" and then there is no answer because it's B.S.
hellzsupernova  +   771d ago
They also got valve and blizzard so don't be too surprised. Assholes trying to ruin it for everybody.
lolCHILLbro  +   771d ago
"The vulnerability was a known vulnerability" said Sony about the major PSN hack, it was Sony's fault that PSN was hacked the way it was, also i never said this inncident was a hack i was replying to someone above me who refered to it as a hack, thanks
DragonKnight  +   771d ago
@lolCHILLbro: Like I've already said, you don't know what you're talking about. PSN suffered an external intrusion due to someone gaining keys to access it with developer credentials. The video you posted gets enough information wrong and the "known vulnerability" you are latching on to is never elaborated on.

Stupid people blame victims and only blame victims because they want the victim to look bad. So, to repeat, it wasn't a hack and it wasn't Sony's fault. That's like saying a bank robbery is the bank's fault because it holds money.

@nuke: "Even the government disagrees with you stating that software was left unpatched by Sony allowing one of the most serious breaches to occur."

And do you know what that's based on? It's based on one alleged "expert" looking at an old report on Sony's servers and not actually investigating anything. And again, it wasn't a hack. It was someone with keys to PSN accessing the network with developer credentials. No amount of server software in the world could prevent it because the system is designed to allow access to those with the security keys to access it. For the umpteenth time, it wasn't a hack. External Intrusion doesn't immediately mean "hack."

Credit Card information was encrypted, and the personal information that MAY, I stress MAY, have been compromised is public domain information that anyone can access on Google. It's the kind of information that your very own email accounts DO NOT encrypt. So if you're going to try and blame Sony for it, then guess what, you have to blame Microsoft and the entire internet for it as well. Do you think Microsoft's Live/Hotmail/Outlook encrypts your personal information? Your name, your address, your telephone number is all easily accessed in the public domain. The important information that could really damage you, that being your Credit Card information, was encrypted thus safe.

Do you need me to provide links that tell you that the CC info was safe?

Why am I even talking about this with the original MS fanboy that started the topic, and probably the biggest MS fanboy on this site? It wouldn't matter what proof I showed you, you'd still latch on to it being a hack that was Sony's fault and no one else's. Waste of time.
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nukeitall  +   771d ago

Even the government disagrees with you stating that software was left unpatched by Sony allowing one of the most serious breaches to occur:

"The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has levied the fine for “a serious breach of the Data Protection Act”; it is calling the case “one of the most serious” it has ever dealt with. Investigators have been critical of Sony’s lack of security, and today’s announcement says that the issue could have been prevented if its software had been up to date. It is also claimed that “technical developments” left many user passwords unsecured."

There are gazillion more sources than that:

More of what the UK government said:

“If you are responsible for so many payment card details and log-in details then keeping that personal data secure has to be your priority. In this case that just didn’t happen, and when the database was targeted – albeit in a determined criminal attack – the security measures in place were simply not good enough.

“There’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better. It is a company that trades on its technical expertise, and there’s no doubt in my mind that they had access to both the technical knowledge and the resources to keep this information safe.

“The penalty we’ve issued today is clearly substantial, but we make no apologies for that. The case is one of the most serious ever reported to us. It directly affected a huge number of consumers, and at the very least put them at risk of identity theft.

“If there’s any bright side to this it’s that a PR Week poll shortly after the breach found the case had left 77 per cent of consumers more cautious about giving their personal details to other websites. Companies certainly need to get their act together but we all need to be careful about who we disclose our personal information to.”
Imalwaysright  +   771d ago
@ DragonKnight You're the one that doesn't know what you're talking about. Sony knew they had security "holes" on the PSN but neglected to do anything about them, reason why they apologized to me and gave me 2 games. Sad to see the sheeps in here agreeing with your misinformation but fanboys will be fanboys.
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DragonKnight  +   771d ago
@iamalwayswrong: Sony didn't apologize to you. Sony did the responsible thing and stood up to apologize to everyone for something that was not their fault and beyond their control. That's what a good company does. Sony didn't have to apologize, they didn't have to give anyone anything because they didn't do anything wrong. Someone gained access to PSN keys, that's not something they could have prevented even with the best security software in existence.

So for the last time, no matter how much you MS fanboys want it to be true even now, PSN wasn't hacked and what happened wasn't Sony's fault. Blaming the victim is a sign of mental dysfunction.
Imalwaysright  +   771d ago
@ DragonKnight you're just as blind as the people that defended X1 DRM and imo you are worst kind of fanboy: the corporate apologist.

"Sony chief information officer, Shinji Hasejima made an astounding and disturbing admission in the Tokyo press conference: the company was fully aware of the “vulnerabilities” in PlayStation Network." “Sony chief information officer, Shinji Hasejima made an astounding and disturbing admission in the Tokyo press conference: the company was fully aware of the “vulnerabilities” in PlayStation Network.

In the interview Hasejima stated: “The vulnerability of the network was a known vulnerability, one known of in the world. But Sony was not aware of it… was not convinced of it. We are now trying to improve aspects of it.”

“We thought we had taken enough management and control measures (to ensure the network was secure), but looking back, there might have been room for further enhancement,” Shiro Kambe added, “We have to admit we were not fully sufficient.”

They were negligent AND incompetent and they admitted it themselves. That is why they apologised to the people that trusted them to keep their personal information secure as much as possible, which they didn't according to their OWN words. You can call me a MS fanboy all day long as much as you want but it won't change the truth.
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Volkama  +   771d ago
Wow, DragonKnight is floundering pretty bad.

"For the last time guys, those sources are false. Sony just chose to give the hackers unrestricted access to your data!".

That... that's supposed to be better?
andibandit  +   770d ago
@DragonKnight so our addresses are public information huh? Ok tell me what my address is please.
DragonKnight  +   770d ago
@iamalwayswrong: I've already seen that same information before and I will respond to you in the same way as the first person who used that to try and place blame on Sony, "what vulnerabilities were known?"

It's easy to take what someone says like "we knew about vulnerabilities" and take it at face value because you want something to be true, you want someone to look bad, but what if the "vulnerabilities" they are talking about aren't what YOU think they are.

See, you see the word vulnerability and immediately jump to "hole in security" that a hacker made it through. Except it wasn't. It was leaked PSN keys that granted developer credentials. Vulnerability then becomes something else entirely.

You're just loving any chance you can get to lump blame on a victim. And why? Yeah, obviously Sony did this to themselves right? They must have wanted to have to shut down and move the entire PSN server warehouse to another location, hiring all new employees as part of many measures to ensure something like that didn't happen again. You can't anticipate and protect against leaks, that's why they're leaks.

But hey, let's hope that you're not out driving one day, stop at a red light, and some idiot smashes into your car. Because then it would be your fault for stopping and letting the car hit you in the first place right?

@Volkama: "For the last time guys, those sources are false. Sony just chose to give the hackers unrestricted access to your data!".

Point out where I said that. Because I believe what I said was "someone obtained keys" not "Sony gave someone keys."

I love seeing the kind of spin logic people are using here. It's very entertaining.

@andibandit: What makes you think I have, or care to have, your address? My possession, or lack thereof, of that information doesn't disprove my statement. Your address is part of the public domain. Hell, if you email someone, all anyone has to do is go into the source code of the email (which in outlook is as easy as right clicking on the email) and do an IP address trace to find out your city and they can go from there.

Or, if they wanted, they could just go to any government archives office and obtain the information there. Addresses are only as private as you make them, there is no legal responsibility on anyone to make your personal address private information. Why else do you think people use fake addresses online?
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BlackTar187  +   770d ago

Give me your full name and ill give you your full address and mailing list.
Volkama  +   770d ago
DragonKnight, what spin?

Sony have 'keys', somebody malicious "obtained" one. You've already ruled out hacking, so it's implicit that the key was given. Whether directly to the perpetrator or otherwise.

The only thing you say that I can agree with is that Sony were a victim in this, and not malicious in their own actions. But nobody is saying they were (on this occasion, though I'd be quite curious to see how you try and 'spin' the root kit or COOPA incidents).
DragonKnight  +   770d ago
@Volkama: What spin? Your quote attempted to place the blame on Sony by twisting what I said. You and I agree that a leak occurred at Sony, but that doesn't place the blame on Sony. It's not like Kaz found someone and gave them the keys to do this.

As for the rootkit thing, that's irrelevant to this discussion and it's very telling that whenever someone absolutely has to find something to blame Sony for, that's the fall back position even though that was Sony BGM and not SCE.

But if you're looking for my "on the record" opinion on that specific scandal, Sony were in the wrong. I don't deny that at all. Was the rootkit intended to prevent piracy? Yes. Was the way it prevented piracy good, right, or ethical? Hell no. But I want you to explain to me how that has any relevance to the PSN outage, gaming in general, or SCE. I'm out of bubbles, but I can still read responses.
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Volkama  +   770d ago
"What spin? Your quote attempted to place the blame on Sony by twisting what I said. You and I agree that a leak occurred at Sony, but that doesn't place the blame on Sony."

Of course that puts some degree of blame on Sony. I don't understand how you can say otherwise, unless you have no concept of responsibility?

As for the root kit and COOPA references, it was just an off the cuff remark bracketed away but actually there is clear relevance to this discussion. 2 different divisions of Sony getting embroiled in controversy over bad practice obtaining/holding user data inappropriately. We're discussing corporate responsibility here, so it's not exactly a tenuous connection.

Meh the hackers are the bad guys. Sony have (or had) clear room for improvement. Hopefully it's all in order now, aint nobody in this discussion that wants to see more problems.
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Imalwaysright  +   770d ago
I'm not loving anything, I'm just against your misinformation fanboy.

"obviously Sony did this to themselves right?"

Yes they did. When they didn't do EVERYTHING they could to protect the data of MILLIONS of consumers that trusted them, they are just as much at fault as the hackers responsible for the PSN attack. It was their RESPONSIBILITY to do everything they could to prevent attacks from hackers but according to their OWN words they neglected to do so, hence the apologies and 2 free games.

BTW I would like a link that states that the attack happened because of leaked psn keys.
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JeffGUNZ  +   770d ago

Uh, your first post is where you said it pal. Here, I'll paste it for you so you don't have to scroll...It's right there man, you said "some from sony ga ve someone else security keys to PSN..."

You're wrong man. Doesn't matter what you want to call it, but Sony wasn't a helpless victim. People get paid a lot of money to prevent things like this from happening and they openly admitted their were some holes which should have been patched.

DragonKnight + 16h ago | Well said
@lolCHILLbro: You don't know what you're talking about. It wasn't a hack. Someone from Sony gave someone else security keys to PSN which allowed that individual to log into PSN with developer credentials. It had nothing to do with outdated server software or any of the B.S. FUD people like you love to spread.

Sony didn't admit it was their fault, they simply apologized for what happened. You really don't know anything about the situation. You probably think people's credit card information was compromised and thousands of people became victims of identity theft.
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Imalwaysright  +   770d ago
Just found an article about the "leaked PSN keys" or should I say servers?

"Sony has sent an open letter to Congress detailing and defending its actions in the wake of multiple (successful) hack attempts over the past two weeks. The company previously declined to attend a hearing scheduled in the wake of its data theft debacle. The head of that hearing, Mary Bono Mack, tore the company up one side and down the other for its shortcomings; this recent missive is an apparent attempt to save face.

Ironically for Sony, the company's data was stolen right around the time period it brushed off any concerns that Anonymous' attacks could negatively impact its security or systems. Faced with irrefutable evidence that its servers were riddled with security flaws, Sony has instead claimed it "has been the victim of a very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack designed to steal personal and credit card information for illegal purposes."

Servers fanboy, not leaked PSN keys... but hey Sony isn't responsible for their servers being "riddled with security flaws" or am I wrong fanboy?
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gapecanpie   771d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(18)
showtimefolks  +   771d ago
hackers are not anyone's friend whether its psn or xblive. End of the day they mess up meaning gamers around the world can't enjoy what they like best

aiBreeze  +   771d ago
Don't label hackers so freely.. these people aren't hackers, they're just a bunch of kids angry at society using low level techniques. There are many good hackers who do wonderful things on a daily basis that just doesn't get labelled as a hack.

Go check this out:

That's the sort of stuff real hackers do.
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HonestDragon  +   770d ago
I think this sums up the feelings of everyone who has ever been hacked or seen the results of hackers. They only do more harm than good.

Bobby Kotex  +   771d ago
At least they got their name right.
princejb134  +   771d ago
My psn is working fine
However around 5pm est dc universe got really laggy than I got booted
andibandit  +   770d ago
That would be really interesting if the article said that each and every psn user was affected...but it didnt.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   770d ago
Same for me, but I didn't got booted. It simply lagged 'till it everyone got stuck in place (funny enough the text chat was still working and everyone started typing "mister freeze attack" on it LOL).

After 10 minutes or so, I gave up and hop into AC4, and it was working fine for online challenges.

This was on PS4 mind you, so I can't say if PSN went down on PS3 (although I believe it's the same servers so I guess PSN was mostly fine and only DCUO got affected to such extent).
mrpsychoticstalker  +   771d ago
Why is this happening so often on the psnotwork?

By this time they should have already build a more secured system, no?
razrye  +   771d ago
It's not a hack can't you read?
maddskull  +   771d ago
the liked hacked almost every online game they crashed wow us servers and lol servers. and they hacked even club penguin the game that no one play anymore and many other things. they are just douchebags that don't have lives trying to screw things for other people.
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ALLWRONG  +   771d ago
Poor PSN :(

Live has never been hacked
ziggurcat  +   770d ago
actually, there have been several reports of people's XBL accounts being hacked... Yet not a single reported case of anyone's CC info/accounts being used maliciously because of the breach nearly 3 years ago.

also, if you bothered to read, this wasn't a PSN hack, it was a DDoS attack on planetside 2.
Majin-vegeta  +   771d ago
Jesus christ attack Farking EA not the gamers you reatrds!

Edit:My bros been playing PS4 all day and he's been signed in all day.
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doctorstrange  +   771d ago | Well said
Or pedophile websites, terrorist sites, rape video sites, etc...

Or just get a life.
imXify  +   771d ago
Bad idea, it's better to even avoid going to those kind of websites. Hackers risk being targeted instead.
NeoTribe  +   771d ago
Cant exactly hack sites you cant locate. Even if you did somehow find one, your better off staying away.
kingdom18  +   771d ago
Didn't Anonymous take down a big pedo site awhile ago?
Dannycr  +   771d ago
Those kind of sites are mostly on the Deep Web and hackers won't mess there because they will get hacked back.

DDoS attackers are not hackers. If they step into the deep web, they will probably get destroyed by real hackers
FITgamer  +   771d ago
It's not PSN itself, it's the PSN version of DCUO they hacked.

Edit: @ doctorstrange it must be a regional thing then, i was just playing about 20 minutes ago was working fine.
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doctorstrange  +   771d ago
Yes, it's the PSN itself for a lot of people
Rhaigun  +   771d ago
What's stupid, is it says they were going after Planetside, which isn't even on PSN yet.
Germaximus  +   771d ago
They got EA yesterday.
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Majin-vegeta  +   771d ago
EA is the main reason this is all happening.
Letthewookiewin  +   771d ago
Ya I was playing multiplayer games all day and wasn't affected. Didn't drop out once.
ginsunuva  +   771d ago
No need to attack EA; their servers and games already don't work.
BABY-JEDI  +   771d ago
They could just attack themselves & save everybody else all this bother.
AceBlazer13  +   771d ago
Who are these low lifes? I'm still online, but knowing some have to stay offline cause of some douche is irksome.
doctorstrange  +   771d ago
I'd suggest you, and anyone else online, not going off, because it's probably harder to get back on.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   771d ago
These guy are derpy derp no lifes so think about why are these guys doing this?
Do they have gfs?
Do they have computers in every part of there house?
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ninjahunter  +   771d ago
That sounds like a decent enough life to me.
meatnormous  +   771d ago
I have 4 pcs in my house, doesn't mean I'm a no life hacker.
KakashiHotake  +   771d ago
I get what your trying to say but I think you just worded it wrong. I've met a few people just like the ones your describing but that doesn't apply to everyone that's computer geeks.
aviator189  +   771d ago
I swear, I just want these turds to face justice and be jailed.
Life-time community service by helping out these hacked companies to build stronger online infrastructure/securities would be sweet, sweet justice.
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DanielGearSolid  +   771d ago
Why do they think negatively effecting the gamer is helping anything?
sAVAge_bEaST  +   771d ago
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Eldyraen  +   771d ago
That's what I was thinking--at least their name suits them well.
Killzoner99  +   771d ago
This is why I can't get on PSN? This is a very bad move on these hackers part. Sony know how to track down hackers if they haven't already. These guys are going to prison for a very long time.
Evil_Abed  +   771d ago
Lol. No.
CorndogBurglar  +   771d ago
Hahaha. Right. The boys back at the lab are working in shifts to crack this case....
strigoi814  +   771d ago
and still some defend the attention seekers..want to look cool hack the FBI or presidents computer then dodge warrant of arrest of police..
MajorGecko  +   771d ago
yes they are doing the opposite of the Robin Hood approach, fk with the poor and ignore the rich.
Silly gameAr  +   771d ago
Ain't it though.
dragon82  +   771d ago
These idiots are a waste of air!!
Ripsta7th  +   771d ago
Im online playing bf4
Kingoftherodeo  +   771d ago
whoa so how easy is it to hack sony servers? zhee power of the cloudz is looking better and better and they are not even doing anything. sony get your security up whats the point of gaikai if you can't even secure game servers
joeorc  +   771d ago

"whoa so how easy is it to hack sony servers? zhee power of the cloudz is looking better and better and they are not even doing anything. sony get your security up whats the point of gaikai if you can't even secure game servers"

You really going to sit there and think Nintendo or Microsoft would fare any better under a sustained Attack?

I really doubt it Since; no online security is foolproof.


and the more they go after ; the more attention they bring to themselves. Remember each security wall is like a slice of swiss cheese layerd by a slice of cheese on top of another slice to cover the other Holes, than another slice to cover those holes. than another. and another

even with extensive investment into security such as the experience, that even Microsoft has:

They also get Hacked, its one thing to get here an there but if hackers are in a sustained attack against your network than what? Huh? what happened to the PSP?

its not about being making your security be un hackable, because you cannot do it, its about keeping up to fix exploits and stop off Hacks from that point of vector in the future.
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Kingoftherodeo  +   771d ago
you're right nothing is fool proof but man almost everyone thinks sony is so easy to crack they keep going after them
hazardman  +   771d ago
You are right but PSN seems to be a easy hack for these guys. You guys arent tired of seeing PSN down due to hackers..get the f out of here!!! It happens way to much to PSN. More than Xbox and Nintendo make what you will of my comment but its the truth. Hackers love f'ing with Sony. Maybe Hackers use PSN for Hacker education or something.

One thing commend MS is actually hiring hackers to bettef strenghten their security. And im not making sheit up. I read right here on N4G sometime ago. Doesnt mean they dont get attacked, im pretty sure someones trying now, but just saying.

Hackers need to cut this out, you should be looking out for gamers not hurting us blanently or mistakenly. Stay off gamer services!
aragon  +   771d ago
So since any talk of Sony getting hacked, will turn out in an explanation which is logical that any company can get hacked will we drop the idea that they are only spying on people using kinect?
Silly gameAr  +   771d ago
I wouldn't bother Joe. xbox guy are just scanning N4G looking for news like this to jump in and look silly with their comments.
bornsinner   771d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(6)
PFFT  +   771d ago
Yeah sure unintentionally.

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GTgamer  +   771d ago
Oh your the guy that said all Sony bad news was censored on this site so does this count in that troll mind of yours :/ 2014 still a troll smh.
PFFT  +   770d ago
Well nice of you to stalk each and every person in this site that trolls Sony. Great job man dont quit this nice day job of yours :/. 2014 and still stalking trolls smh.
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GTgamer  +   770d ago
Lmao i just replied to you on another article asking for your proof of censorship argument and here I find you trolling on a Sony Bad news article which you said are censored and we will never find on this site lmao and you called it stalking that's sad bro very sad . 2014 trolls still trying to spin :p two bubbles suit you well
MegaRay  +   771d ago
Lol, they should hack MS's servers, they have plenty
iiwii  +   771d ago
300,000 of them :-)
JediDiah  +   771d ago
There is ALWAYS someone smarter and he will get caught.....perhaps share a cell with a guy name Bubba.
Kingoftherodeo  +   771d ago
i wonder if hackers get a achievements with in their own society like one hacker groups calls the other like: dude dude we just hacked psn lets party, other hacker group: pshh we did that few years ago nooobs
Tooly  +   771d ago
damn they must be hittin them with big packets,swat,swarms,flood .
knifefight  +   771d ago
Well I guess the name suits them....
DJ  +   771d ago
Can't wait for these guys/girls to get caught.
ZainreFang  +   771d ago
It's 2014, Sony! Get up to date and learn how to make a secure online system!
OrangePowerz  +   771d ago
Attention seeking kids who have too much time and no interest in doing something useful for society like working together with companies to make the internet more secure.
r21  +   771d ago
I just logged in a half hour ago. Seems like everythings ok now.
urwifeminder  +   771d ago
As much as I love tech and gaming I love chaos more so I am all for the hackers bring it on I say hack some xbox as well its all good for me.
LeCreuset  +   771d ago
You don't love chaos. You just think you do.
urwifeminder  +   771d ago
Thanks for clearing that up and bringing order back I appreciate it.
jukins  +   771d ago
giving this group too much credit calling them hackers. All they're doing is spammed servers with traffic causing them to overload.
inf3cted1  +   771d ago
This is not a "hacker" group. Its just a dumbass who spent thousands of dollars buying shells and servers to have enough power to take websites down.
LeCreuset  +   771d ago
My bad. Gave you a down vote when I was trying to give you an up vote.
LeCreuset  +   771d ago
A lot of people are just taking the hackers at their word on this. I logged in with no problem after reading this story. I know I'm one case, but others have posted the same. They may just be trying to take advantage of the already existent holiday network issues to gain credit.
GentlemenRUs  +   771d ago
DDoS'ing PSN/Sony is one step too many, Sony will hunt them down like they did with LulSec.

First Runescape, Now PSN then STEAM... Boy the SWAT team will be a-knocking!

EDIT: "Unintentionally" is not an excuse, What they are doing in the first place is illegal and all it needs is one to slipup for all of them to wind up in jail...
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PurpatraitorMGS  +   771d ago
Cant wait until Anonymous decides to take action. These little "hackers" are going to get destroyed... And not by Denial-Of-Service
360ICE  +   771d ago
Haha, "Anonymous" and "take action" in the same sentence.

I'm kind of surprised this isn't someone who call themselves Anonymous...
PurpatraitorMGS  +   771d ago
No lol.... But they are serious... Derp is probably a group of high schoolers....... Im waiting for the Phlashing to begin. I only have an intermediate understanding of coding. Its still more book knowledge then how to successfully do it. So no.. Im not Anonymous :D We Are Legion.
hazardman  +   771d ago
Lmao...good one!

Just dont hack me please im just a commoner!
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Thatlalala  +   771d ago
Id file this under social engineering, not a hack. Denial of service is childs play. Sometimes you have to flex, just to see where you stand. Unintentional or not some reason hackers love Sony, is it because of that geohot scandal? Or was it something else? Dunno not a hacker. But why planetside 2? Confused.
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Maxor  +   771d ago
Sony painted a giant target on their chest for the Geohot incident, one that became needlessly public thanks to Sony brashness and arrogance. The thing is when you come after the hackers, they also come after you.

Even after $170 million in losses Sony still haven't learned thier lesson yet, and the hackers will continue to target Sony as a reminder that they're still around.
GraveLord  +   770d ago
WTF are you talking about? That's done. It's old news.

This is completely unrelated to that in any way.
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