Is Hacking Sony Making Any Progress?

Following an announcement today by hacking community “Anonymous,” Sony has officially projected that their network will be “undergoing maintenance.” In regard to this statement, as Sony is playing off the situation, is Anonymous actually making a difference?

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ipconflict2785d ago

Pretty much an Epic Fail.

The sites still work, did they even go down? - I mean longer than a couple of minutes?

JoeIsMad2785d ago

It doesn't appear to. I imagine that with anything, if there is a "problem" it would only be with unusual amount of sign-outs from PSN during usual play.

sdtarm2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

yeah, PSN its down right now but im sure they are just making sure they'll in no way hack PSN even if they've got something up their sleeve, they care about their consumers first and know thats dangerous

Do you honestly believe that anyone cares about your opinion?

Dante1122785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

Yeah, Sony probably got on it as soon as they threated them yesterday. Btw, still works and the eu official playstation forums are back up.

Edit: loaded quick for me, earlier I heard it was pretty slow though.

evrfighter2785d ago

Pretty sure anon owned psn and sony suddenly had to bring it down for maintenance.

Wonder how much ppl will buy this?

thorstein2785d ago

Funny thing, I just logged on to PSN and it was a fast login.

Anon = fail.

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PS-_-GAMER2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

Can Anyone Connect To PSN? i Keep Getting Error (8071053D)

rezzah2785d ago

Just got off PSN.

There was nothing wrong with it.

kneon2785d ago

I think it depends on which regional server you're hitting. I was on for the last few hours and it only dumped me out for about 3 minutes during that whole time.

Ultraplayerxp2785d ago

I couldn't log on . . .for like 5 minutes.

thorstein2785d ago

And at what purpose. There are those of us that use Sony products. Anons ruin my experience. It doesn't make me dislike Sony or what they do. It just justifies what they did that much more.

BlackTar1872785d ago

exactly something these hackers are missing. What there doing doesn't help illustrate there point but instead helps illustrate sonys point.

For the movement man

kneon2785d ago

And if you read their sorry justifications for their actions then it becomes obvious why they want to be anonymous. No one would ever want to be known to be associated with such morons.

BattleAxe2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

These hackers aren't going to get any sympathy from Sony's paying customers like myself, especially if they screw around with the Playstation Network.

These hackers should go after something more important like documents that support ex-military claims of interaction with UFOs, U.S. Black Budget documents or Federal Reserve documents where peoples tax dollars are being used without any knowledge on what those dollars are being spent on.

Instead they're screwing with a company that makes electronics and video games, who is trying to protect their products and services. Money is the name of the game, and if Sony can't protect its investment, then whats the point in producing these consumer items. These hackers are doing consumers a huge disservice. If you don't like Sony's console or their terms of service, then go buy a Nintendo Wii, XBOX 360 or a PC, thats what consumer choice is all about. Hacking will hurt consoles just like piracy hurts the developers.

LiL T2785d ago

YESSSSSSSSS! Exactly, if the hackers were so awsome and good at what they do and not doing illegal shit (ya right) why aren't they smart enough to expose any government files or are they just all geohot like pussies.

GrandTheftZamboni2785d ago

Yeah, all those hackers and pirates owe me money. All the costs they are causing are being covered by paying customers such as myself in the end.

gapecanpie2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

This whole situation reminds me of this....

"Some men aren't looking for anything logical.
They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with.Some men just want to watch the world burn." - Alfred, Bruce Wayne's Butler

supremacy2785d ago

This situation just reminds me of another scream movie, kids trying to take blame for something caused by someone else. But in this case they are trying to take the blame for something that most likely was caused by an error.

Groupies i pity you all.

TotalPS3Fanboy2785d ago

[Hackers] Okay. List of features to implement:

1. MKV support
2. SRT support
3. Cross Game Chat

[Hackers] Damn it. Too hard. Fuck it. Let's just attack Sony's website.

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ChristianGamer2785d ago

Let me ask those that think this is not affecting SONY a simple question.
Do you think that this instills alot of confidence in SONY for 3rd party publishers?? Do you think the bosses at EA or Activision or Ubisoft are comfortable knowing that the PS Store has become a target of these attacks?
Do you honestly believe SONY is unaffected when their business is disrupted like that?
You reckon if a bank was the target of a robbery it would only affect the consumer?? If you were a potential investor and you heard that a bank was going to be the target of a series of robberys would you still do business at that bank?
You think about that next time you say only the consumers suffer from these attacks and SONY is fine

JoeIsMad2785d ago

"Attacks" on a server is not relative to a bank robbery. DDOS attacks only increase server load on Sony's hardware. As long as Sony can handle the increase in server load, it is again, no big deal.

spektical2785d ago

exactly. doesnt load for me, and is slower than my sisters pet turtle walking for water on a hot summer's day.

it really depends on how many connections are being used to assualt the servers.

thorstein2785d ago

It is working now. Wow.. what an epic fail on Anonymous' part.

radphil2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

"You think about that next time you say only the consumers suffer from these attacks and SONY is fine"

You mean like the thousands of other sites that get DDoS attacks because someone can just overload the servers?

If this was private information and other stuff, THEN people would be worried. This is a traffic alteration. It's actually illegal to do in many regions anyways.

I remember a quote a while back how it's compared to:

DDoS attacks are the equivalent of "15 fat men trying to get through a revolving door at the same time" - nothing can move.

I mean more than likely these kinds of things come from jokers on 4chan anyways.

Parapraxis2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

ChristianGamer ...go away, nobody (except fellow trolls like the one below) cares what you have to say. You do nothing but troll, seriously, get a damn life.

I'm not surprised you are completely delusional and out of touch with reality and the facts of the matter, (lol @ name). Seriously, you don't have a CLUE what you are talking about.

@Loner, great trolling kiddo. Did you hone your skills @ 4chan /v/ ?
LMAO @ "Non pro PS3 opinions" yup, we got a 4chan kid here folks!

Loner2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

Public forum.He can say what he wants
In the real world people dont worship Sony at every moment of their existence.Get over it

Also note that this site is a multi gaming site.Not a Sony centric forum

@ Parapraxis

Its ok.I get it
Non pro PS3 opinions = trolling

Arksine2785d ago

You don't really think he is Christian do you?

Information Minister2785d ago

@ Loner - You're right about one thing: this is a multiplatform website, which is why it's divided into several channels. If you don't like Sony and/or the PS3, then by all means, feel free to share your opinion on the Xbox/PC/Wii/industry channel, where you are likely to find people with the same mindset.

But if you decide to spout your "non pro PS3 opinions" on the PS3 channel, then I regret to inform you but you are trolling. There's no other word for it and I don't care how you spin it. You are a troll.

On topic - Every time I see a story about anonymous, this image comes to my mind:

MrBeatdown2785d ago

Uh, wasn't Visa one of their recent targets? Last I checked, EA still accepted my Visa card when I buy games from them. So does just about every other place.

Clearly it was devastating to Visa. lol.

lee_ten2785d ago

oh look, loner's rushing to the defense of someone who trolls. what a coincidence. /s

btw christian, that's very flawed logic. just saying.

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rebirthofcaos2785d ago

yes, the only progress is making every gamer pissed off.

thorstein2785d ago

Exactly. Why not go hack the Westboro Baptist Church or the Church of Scientology or whatever group that offends morality. I have seen them be successful against other groups like the WTO and I can sympathise (NOT APPROVE) with their actions. Backing Wikileaks and such, BUT Sony is not any of those groups.

ultimate-remag2785d ago

why hackers dont do something useful and "HACK" their heads off...

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