Anonymous, the group of hackers that threatened war on Sony, and then subsequently brought down several Sony sites, as well as the PSN to some degree, have released a video promising that the attacks will continue.
Ummmm. Holy shit?!?!
Mental cases with so much power
umm, I'm not sure I'd call it power. I'd call it megalomania.
ill give it a week before their short attention spans switch over to another cause of theirs before this, they went after Louis Vuitton, i actually agreed with their statements against them...i wonder if anyone here has actually read what their real gripe is with Sony
These boys should be hitting the banks! Not an entertainment company. Need bubbles!
What makes Anonymous feel so righteous? Who dubbed them the crusader, judge, juror, and executioner? If I don't like something my neighbor does, do I attack him? If I don't like what Walmart corporate does, do I burn down the local Walmart? Does such an action mean I am some kind of hero? If somebody disrespects my religion, does that person need to die? Apparently Anonymous thinks so highly of themselves and their ideals that they are willing to hurt others. Attacking the PSN doesn't just punish Sony. It punishes Sony employees, PSN users, and the millions upon millions of Gamers on PS3s and PsPs everywhere. Anonymous isn't some hero group, they are vindictive losers on a self righteous crusade and don't care who they hurt.
Amazon Kindle would do a better job as voice synth... Kids with too much time on their hands.
these hackers really believe their not traceable? a multi billion dollar company will find a way...their bringing knives to a gun fight
@pogibaldy Of course not! That isn't nearly cowardly enough! It involves doing something in person.
The hell is this?! Al qaeda on the web?! Who is Geohot? Bin?!
A comment from YouTube: " You attack Sony for "treating their customers badly", then attack services they offer to their customers, preventing normal use from innocent gamers - How does this make any sense? Talk about pot calling the kettle black."
@SasanovaS1987: That's not hard. Judging by their "pro level" someone must've logged on their youtube account with their own IP.
some people really needs to do something useful with their lives instead of this BS and the fuck are they doing trying to be some super heroes or something ?? lol
All Sony's sites are working fine. It's like shooting arrows at a tank. It only works in Civ 3, not in real life.
This is like something you'd see in a movie, except the good guy is the huge corporation and the bad guys are the bothersome underground rebellion.
i'm not sure what to believe, because sony said that it went down because of sporadic maintenance, and it went down before anon "promised" that they were gonna get revenge, because it went down in europe sometime yesterday, but it also was down for me yesterday afternoon (i'm in the US). so i'm not sure if anon is just trying to take the credit for it, because i haven't heard anything about them doing anything until AFTER psn went down, but it wasn't down very long either, so i kinda think it may have just been maintenance, plus the fact that it started in europe and then went to the US...i don't see how that DOESN'T sound like sporadic maintenance like sony said
denial of service attacks: the calling card of the novice hacker LOL!
I somewhat agree with them. I understood Sony going after Graf and Geo, those bastards are scum. But Sony began checking innocent people's IP and doing background checks which I find to be unbelievable how they could be allowed such a thing. Sony should at least apologize to the customers who have bought a PS3.
this guys should grow the fuck up and get a life
Wonder how they look like when the law gets them.
Lol. PS3 is on roll with the Gaming community, now officially is on 2nd Place, and also most of the Gamers don't care what this anonymous thing is saying, and all sites and PSN are working fine.
oh wow, are you guys stupid? Saying they have no life? Why look at yourselves and im not on their side.
if they can actually take down the ps store that be pretty impressive. As of all the ps3 fangirls that think these downt hurt $ony they are just plan stupid. You know how much $ony has to spend to get this thing back up and running ? Plus now they probably have people working overtime to keep the hackers out. As of it hurting the employees get realy they are probably loving this even tho it might be a bit of a headache they are probably making even more money.
These are just some dumb asses that are using the Anonymous name. Anonymous isn't interested in crap like this. They are more interested in Global political injustices that harm humanity. I'm sorry, but Sony trying to protect their PS3 from being hacked doesn't fall under that category.
You guys don't understand Anonymous, they are playing with everyone, their biggest power is scaring people who don't know the limits of there power by cool videos :) Also Anonymous is everyone.
"Mental cases with so much power" i assume you're talking about the corporations here... i can't believe how sheep-like you all are. while i'm quite sure this is a fake video, i think it's great there are people out there actually willing to stand up to these greedy, blood-sucking companies that will do everything they can to exploit and manipulate law just for the sake of maximizing profit and influence. i'm amazed you people aren't awake to reality and will STILL blindly support sony after years and years of corruption. they are a corporation who's sole priority is maximizing profits. just like MS, just like BP, just like GE, just like everyone! there is no reason why any of you should be backing sony in this. if this were MS, you'd all be cheering Anonymous on. you need to rethink your loyalties. thankfully, the foolish n4g community hardly represents the massive number of intelligent, thoughtful people out there that understand what's actually going on here. i'll be awaiting your incredibly childish PMs and replies.
Denying the free flow of information? What are they talking about? Sony is obtaining information from hackers just like hackers obtained information form Sony, but illegally. By not allowing/wanting Sony to see the hackers information is just contradicting their own religion of ''free flow of information'' These guys are a bunch of idiots, and they should get a life. And if they really want and believe in ''free flow of information'' they might as well give us their address' and credit card numbers while they are at it.
This is SO stupid! they attack the "evil company" but end up screwing US, the consumers, they talk about "rights" but where are MY/OUR rights!?
@Spydiggity: "greedy, blood-sucking companies" Who are those poor people whose blood is Sony sucking? I'd be really interested to know... "that will do everything they can to exploit and manipulate law just for the sake of maximizing profit and influence." If they didn't try to maximize profit they would lose to the competition and go bankrupt. How would it be good for consumers, employees and the society? Are you a communist? "i'm amazed you people aren't awake to reality and will STILL blindly support sony after years and years of corruption. " Corruption like bribing influential people? Has Sony ever been accused of that or is it just you lying? "they are a corporation who's sole priority is maximizing profits. just like MS, just like BP, just like GE, just like everyone! " Or just like you, a greedy hypocrite whose sole priority is to survive while maximizing your pleasure? How are you better than companies? I bet you haven't had a real job in your life yet - a salon communist fed by his parents. "there is no reason why any of you should be backing sony in this." There are several reasons for consumers to back Sony, the biggest being: more piracy -> less money to invest into new games, studios being closed... -> less games for us players. "if this were MS, you'd all be cheering Anonymous on. you need to rethink your loyalties." If this were MS, I wouldn't be interested as I don't own an xbox. "thankfully, the foolish n4g community hardly represents the massive number of intelligent, thoughtful people out there that understand what's actually going on here." What's going on there, commie...? Try to explain your theory once more so far it has only been a naive, unconvincing babbling of a young confused self-righteous leftist suffering from messianic complex. Maybe you need to put more starving lead poisoned African children into it.
Free flow of information own nooos? So piracy is a good thing? This guys are complete low lifes who have nothing better to do than act "cool" on the internet. Fucking losers :P
Not mental. World needs more people like this guy/girl/group. Stand up for what is right. Although they could do it in a more legal manner. Someone has courage. I just wish to find them to get them to go on a campaign to support Open internet net neutrality policy. I personally am a very happy Sony fan.
"...We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals. Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for. I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike." The Hacker's Manifesto by The Mentor - 1986
Now just to wait for 10 scruffy looking guys in silly masks to show up outside Sony HQ holding protest posters, that's next right?
unlikely. that would involve them leaving the house.
Im guessing you haven't heard of this guy? Sony gonna get messed up.
The "new" Anon would do stupid things like that and all of them use LOIC to DDoS. "Old" Anon wouldn't have even put out a video, you would just turn on your PS and it would say "NO." Most of "old" Anon have moved on to other things, and these kids do stupid shit.
@ ONIXo Thank you...that's what I'm trying to tell these guys. This group(by group i mean anon or b-listers as I like to call them) is full of g-hot pnis holders. what group actually makes a video like this...what do you think this is. A movie I mean really...You don't have the clout to run with that ilk of shady men yet your posting like this is "V for vandetta" or something. The rushing behind the guise of freedom for the people. Fuck put some effort into solving the cure for Aids, how about hunger, figure out the energy crisis. Why is it that effort seems to exponentially increase when someone is doing dumb, or illegal shit or shit that will ultimately lead to people getting fcked up. Oh on another note...for those who think my post might be a little to aggressive. I apologize I have Tourette's (but not really).
all i can do is hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahahaha this was the dumbest thing i've ever seen in my life, let me go back to doing something productive with my life right on like idk playing my games, or paying some bills. seriously that was hahahahahahahahahaha
im actually kinda convinced that this isnt anon for some reason, but some kid who is super butt-hurt or something...
@ Sobek I had the same thought.
Productive stuff like playing games? How about charity work?
yea, yea i can do that too no need to get all super serious lol.
I remember reading a story about how the FBI raided some of the homes of "Anonymous" members. One of them was quoted as saying, "They had real guns!" They are the definition of "internet tough guys".
He probably hide behind his mum when they broke in and wet himself i can picture it so clearly it must be true lol
this is pathetic, it really is. i don't care what beef these guys have with sony but don't drag innocent gamers in this crap. they're proving sony right by DEFAULT.
Agreed. I miss the days when cracking ment something. Its all out of whack now.
will you still be saying that $ony is right when they want to search through the ip's address of everyone that go to youtube to see whos "illegally" listening to thier music or watching their show "illegaly"
at least the guys downloading stuff illegally isn't going around saying 'look at me!1111 i just downloaded rihanna's new album illegally! i'm so cool!111111'. do whatever you want with your system but don't mess with the company's software and then have the freaking balls to go around telling people you did it.
Denial of service attacks. Give me a break. I once heard these referred to as the hacking equivalent to a kid using glue to get a door stuck temporarily. All Sony has to do is go "Oh, a Denial of Service attack. Let's block that. And done." Irritating. Way to get the people on your side by pissing off your average joe who just wants to look at a website. Brilliant. Whatever. Sites are fine now. Hope you get caught. Life goes on.
They're nothing more than cyber-terrorists. I'm an open-source advocate, but I don't condone stealing. That is precisely what the hackers did.
M$ Sam behind another attack, damn him
sounds like bin laden threatening the west
Sony Australia still up and running. Can't mess with Oz.
What a Fag!!! this is too f#@ gay to be true!!
ANONIMOOSE IS LEEEGUN! DERP DERP DERP! Morons.
there trying to act like the mafia but we all know its just one guy sitting on a chair with a computer in front of him/her
unless you send us.... one BILLION dollars!
1 TRILLON BIJILIION SUPDUALDOAMILLION............. YEN
will Hot Pockets do?
I think you really mean...... One MILLION dollars!
Short, concise, and just BRILLIANT comment! =) Edit: Mini-me will be so pleased.
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#2 comments are so full of win. :D
is that me? :) i think everyone is winning here lol as Oprah would say, " YOU GET A BUBBLE, YOU GET A BUBBLE, YOU GET A BUBBLE, AND EVERYONE HERE GETS AGREES!!!!" Edit: OOHHHH lol i got it... #2... "Hey everyone! I'm Number 1!" "Hello I'm Number 2." "Nice to meet you Number 2." lol sorry.... to much caffine...
Hahaha, I meant all the comments, like #2, #2.1, #2.2, #2.x ... :D
i hate this hacker crap. they think by attacking sony they will somehow prove a point but no one gets hurt but the consumers. i imagine this will cause problems for me when i have nothing to with this other than being caught in the middle. thank you for any future problems you will cause me when all i want to do is play and enjoy games. ridiculous.