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Hackers’ PlayStation Network DDOS attacks hurting gamers, not Sony

From the article, "Except this PlayStation Network DDoS attack isn’t hurting Sony. It’s hurting gamers. These are people who, depending on what console they own, may or may not be paying to play online. Perhaps someone wanted to enjoy the weekend gaming with friends. Maybe it was a Netflix night. It doesn’t matter. The hackers behind the attacks just made our lives worse.

We paid for PlayStation Plus because we didn’t mind the fees."

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Godmars290767d ago (Edited 767d ago )

And yet this and other incidents were sparked by the digital distribution/social media agenda. Making everything online dependent under the guise of consumer convenience when its as much, if not more, about publishers keeping rights and control of the games they sell.

OrangePowerz767d ago

The only thing online dependent was the online play, I could still play the games I had on my console. That group proved nothing and nobody is forced to buy games digitally.

Codewow767d ago

It hurts Sony as they have to go through protocol and make sure files weren't tampered with and they have to pay to dissipate the DDoS. As well, it hurts players because it's what they're paying for. Which in turn, comes back to Sony as bad PR because people aren't getting what they paid for. Yes, I know most people understand what happens when this stuff happens, but there is a large amount of people who have no idea and just instantly blame the company for crappy service and there's no way to stop them from doing so if they don't want to learn.

yewles1767d ago (Edited 767d ago )

Lizard Squad is hurting PEOPLE!!! PERIOD!!! When innocents have to be emotionally distressed over the possibility of being killed--K-I-L-L-E-D--in a plane, then THAT'S who got hurt.

EDIT: 185 innocent people in that plane...

http://www.cbsnews.com/news...

thejigisup767d ago

Lizard squad wanted their name out there. DDoS attacks that affect millions of consumers is absolutely rude and I agree with the author; I'm fine with ps+ being a paid service. What I'm not fine with is a group of people just wanting to stir up trouble for no good reason. Lizard squad went about that the whole wrong way. That's not even mentioning the bomb threat which is in an entirely different ballpark. Bomb threats over what? I'm glad no one actually got hurt and I'm hopeful some entity FBI or otherwise puts an end to this group. I applaud groups like anonymous for actually trying to make a positive difference even though they have a few bad seeds (check recent news) but lizard squad is just awful nothing productive came from their actions.

OrangePowerz767d ago

If anything it gives hackers even more of a bad name. Not all hackers are like them and a DDoS attack isn't even a hack. Not all hackers are the bad kind of hackers. Attacks like that just make people hate hackers in general. No educated gamer will go against Sony, Blizzard or Riot because they know that something like that can't be prevented. Not to mention that saying there is a bomb on a plane is federal crime.

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