Submitted by doctorstrange 1576d ago | news

Anonymous Gets Serious, Attacks Sony Employees

Infamous hacking group, Anonymous, began a series of attacks against Sony earlier today, bringing down several Sony sites and the PlayStation Network. However, a radical offshoot of the main group believe that the attacks aren't enough, and are prepared to take the fight to a more severe level. (PS3, PSP, Sony, Tag Invalid)

Update Updated with info on what the attacks could include

The website of the company handling Sony's case has been brought down.

One SonyRecon member boasted on the IRC:

lol well like 30 min ago i left chocolate rain on the judge’s voicemail lawl

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movements  +   1576d ago
So who's this helping? Thanks Anonymous - also known as "cowards hiding behind masks". You will only bring down to hell the reputation of the one you claim you're helping, Geohot - a reputation that was already tarnished.

But fight if you must because in the end you WILL lose. Fight like children who never grew up. Children who stayed in their parents basements like zombies with no souls. Go ahead with your vigilante war - and we'll see who wins and lose in the end. Hint - it's you.

I'd advice all of you clowns to get wives....Because apparently you all are in desperate need of companionship. Women to help relieve the stress of paranoid personality disorder. Narcissism and double-mindedness. Crazy set of....God bridle my tongue!
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TheHater  +   1576d ago
Just might want to watch what you say to these guys. If they can hack Sony security system, just imagine what they can do to you.
Elyxir-pSx  +   1576d ago
DeeZee  +   1576d ago
If they start acting their critics, that would be an even bigger problem.
a_bro  +   1576d ago | Well said
"Just might want to watch what you say to these guys. If they can hack Sony security system, just imagine what they can do to you."

oh just imagine how the FBI comes out their party vans and knock on their doors....
evrfighter  +   1576d ago
Thehater is right. As wrong as it sounds I'm sure you wouldn't want your ss#, credit card#, etc. Posted up here for everyone to see.

Playing the internet tough guy is fine and dandy since your anonymous. But we are talking about people who can push you back.

I can guarantee a couple of em are browsing here to see the extent of their damage.
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MAJ0R  +   1576d ago
so when they say target do they mean kill or just deface and hack them
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TheHater  +   1576d ago
Just a Ddos attack? I wasn't aware of that little details. Thanks for clearing that up.
ChrisW  +   1576d ago
Honestly, I hope GeoHotz is personally asking them to stop. They are not helping his case at all... Not that he had a great chance of winning, but such attacks might make the repercussions of his actions even more harsh.
Biggest  +   1576d ago | Well said
"Playing the internet tough guy is fine and dandy since your anonymous. But we are talking about people who can push you back."

Did you slap yourself when you typed that? You're saying that the group that named themselves Anonymous are the tough guys that can push back? You can post my SSN if you want. I'll have my number tracked and protected. You can have my credit card number. I'll have it cancelled and tracked. You can have my address and phone number. It won't change anything in either of our lives. They'll still be freaks in the basement and I'll still be a productive member of society.
goflyakite  +   1576d ago
"sony , the judge and sonys lawyers are all valid targets"

A judge? ROLF!
xxBiG_BoSSxx  +   1576d ago
exactly. i'm not sure what they hope to accomplish with this. they're just pranks. what fear is there? these tactics wouldn't intimidate or irreversibly harm anyone over the age of 15. it all just seems childish. a waste of time and a waste of their intelligence.
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wsoutlaw87  +   1576d ago
anonymous is really bad at being anonymous.they think the fact that they do ddos attacks makes people afraid. Oh no the web site was down what bad asses. Now they have guys bragging about it and trying to really piss some one off. I'm guessing trying to find info on some guys kids isn't going to go over well with too many people. I had no problem with them DEFENDING wikileaks but not they're just getting whiny and cocky.
Focker420  +   1576d ago
Intimidating a government official.... good luck with that
MaxXAttaxX  +   1576d ago
They're not doing this for the people
Are they not aware that their actions affect the end-user?
il-mouzer  +   1576d ago
@ a_bro

are you aware that the FBI only has jurisdiction on US soil? plus it's not as easy as seen on your movies to track down someone on the internet
Krimson-Rage  +   1576d ago
They're for the "freedom for the exchange of information" - I'm exchanging the information that they're irresponsible children doing more harm to George Hotz than 'good' and that they don't really care, despite their pious protestations. It's all a game to them.
RedDragan  +   1576d ago
They are not doing this for the people.

More and more I see this this phrase being used in relation to Anonymous. I think there entire message is starting to fall apart and they are losing what little support they may have had.

@il_mouzer.... yes, it is that easy for the intelligence agencies to track these people down. They have done it before in the only time they bothered to track them, and found the main culprits very, very quickly. No amount of 7 proxies will hide them, these hackers are up against people with far more talent than themselves which is why those folks work for the intelligence agencies and the Anon hackers do not.
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Lord_Doggington  +   1576d ago
I guess as long as they're not pirating software, this is acceptable. :)
TLG1991  +   1576d ago

if there is nothing on the interent about yourself or any personal details such as credit cards (paypal) what can they possibly do so harm
Pwee  +   1576d ago
hack our n4g account?, shlt son.
I_find_it_funny  +   1576d ago
This only turns more people against geoHot and such
inveni0  +   1576d ago
First of all, we haven't actually seen them do anything that can be attributed to their actions. Sure, some sites went down. But that can happen because of too much traffic. Anyone can perform that type of attack. When they hack the Sony.com site to include nothing but a photo that says, "Anonymous was here", I'll believe that they're not playing around.

But let's say that they ARE serious. How do they think this will help Geo? Do they think Sony will back off? All this will do is show that the hacking community is not beyond (and actually intent on) causing financial harm to Sony. It actually makes Sony's case stronger.

If anyone should back off from attacks, it's Anonymous. If they're THAT concerned, and if they're THAT smart, they should put a case against Sony. They should go to the Supreme Court and deem the ability to copyright information as unconstitutional (if they actually believe that doing so isn't completely retarded).

The worst thing is that these guys always put in their cracks something like, "Please don't redistribute this outside of the SCENE," or something... Stupid idiots.
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DragonKnight  +   1576d ago
Someone should get 4Chan after these guys. They'd run upstairs to their mommies to kiss their mental owwies.
Anon1974  +   1576d ago
I think they're playing with fire and are about to get burned. No one is anonymous on the internet. It's only a matter of taking the time, money and effort to track down these jokers. Usually they're harmless and can be thwarted but if they persist Sony will respond. The courts gave permission for Sony to get information from Twitter, Youtube and Google in their case against Geohot, on top of getting information from individual IP's in the past.

My advice to these "hackers" is to make your point and then fade into the background again where no one cares. Otherwise, you will get caught. I wouldn't be surprised if Sony ramping up the lawsuits that we'll hear about in 3-4 weeks as we speak. You really think Sony doesn't have their own hackers/security experts that not only know more than you, but can track you down? I'm guessing soon "Anonymous" might consider changing their names to "Defendant".
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frostypants  +   1576d ago
Pro-tip, hacker kids: hacking isn't difficult. Anyone with Google, a PC, and a 5th grade reading comprehension can do it. You're not impressive. Go find a better hobby.

Now, back in the old days, it was a true skill that required ingenuity and creativity. Now it's just a bunch of copycats and script kiddies. Not really hackers.

EDIT: I just read through their planned attacks. LOL!!! This stuff is NOT hacking, it's just childish pranks. OOOOOHHH...Craiglist postings and free UPS boxes! Yeah, awesome. Who WOULDN'T want to be prosecuted by Sony AND UPS AND Craigslist and spend years in prison just to play a stupid prank that won't actually change a damn thing in this trial? Brilliant plan, dumbarses!
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inveni0  +   1576d ago
I agree. About 20 years ago, I used my first modem (top-of-the-line 14.4) to hack into the local telephone hub (or whatever it's called). I didn't get much, but a list of every phone number assigned to people. It was nothing I couldn't get out of the phone book, but it was still a success, and much harder than spoofing a bunch of traffic to a website. It took me three hours.

The funny thing was that I was reading through the phone numbers and noticed a discrepancy with one. So I dialed it. A man answered, and all he said was, "I'm sorry, but you've dialed the wrong number." I freaked out, hung up, waited about 20 seconds...dialed again. The same man answered. He said, "You have, again, dialed the wrong number." I'll never forget it. My ten-year old little brain was almost positive that I'd called a secret government facility. lol
Blitzed  +   1576d ago
They just threatened a judge, it's now a federal offence.
RufustheKing  +   1576d ago
Anonymous should be attacking peadaphile rings and chinas and Irans crack down on their own people not some arse(or ass for my american friends)called geohot. Geohot is nothing and if anything should be the target. sony do what any big country company does, surprize surprize. my respect for Anonymous has gone down alot. shame really, now they are just like any organisation looking our for number one.
MmaFan-Qc  +   1576d ago
anon.....lmao at them

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morganfell  +   1576d ago
I can't believe anyone is afraid of these clowns. "Be careful what you say" Right. If you think we should watch our step around these idiots I can only imagine how much milk money you gave up as a kid.

You think we should fear a group of cowards that commit bully acts only because no one has found them...yet.

It may take some time but sooner or later they are going to nail the top anon members. When they do it will be humorous to watch anon try to hack their way out of a 6 x 8 cell. It would be a difficult feat when they have no computer and they are spending all of their time bent over a bunk or being traded for cigarettes.

Anyone considering concern over offending these people needs to grow a spine.
UnwanteDreamz  +   1576d ago
Im with Morgan on this. Anyone intimidated by this crap is has female reproductive organs.

"Playing the internet tough guy is fine and dandy since your anonymous. But we are talking about people who can push you back."

Push back with what pizzas delivered to my house? Empty threats? GTFO grow a pair and holla at me. I grew up in a poor neighborhoord in a very large city. Can you say gang violence? Anon is for fake internet tough guys buddy.

EDIT: Truthfully Anon are just a bunch of guys doing it for the LULZ. Dangerous? Maybe if you are a little girl like Jessi Slaughter lol.
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Dee_91  +   1576d ago
Yea this outta teach them /s
they must forgot they are doing this to people who actually have lives outside of the internet lol
nobody would know about any of the crap anon is doing if it wasnt for playstionlifestyle site
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SonyWarrior  +   1576d ago
you guys realize by bringing down PSN and sony website that cost sony lots of money..
TotalPS3Fanboy  +   1576d ago
Hackers going after Sony employee after failing to take down Sony? LAME!
Hacker: "I can't beat up this guy, so I am going to beat up his little kid instead."
lizard81288  +   1576d ago
No kidding. They are everywhere & very powerful too. I wouldn't poke them with a stick, because they could bite, & bite hard. They are kind of like the bad cop, exposing things with force and shining a light on corruption and what not.
Deputydon  +   1576d ago

4chan and anon are the same fucking thing...

Ya know when you go to 4chan and click on random, it takes you to /b/... that is Anon.
evilmonkey501  +   1576d ago
If I was on the Sony Electronic protection team I would join anon and eat em up one ip at a time. There will always be a way to find you. No one is ever truly anon. Ever.
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Sono421  +   1575d ago
These guys have honestly lost all LITTLE respect I had for them, I mean I had a little because they know quite a bit, and a VERY FEW of these people were fighting actually for these rights, but MOST were fighting for this for two simple reasons, to be able to host hacked lobbies, and to be able to pirate games, and both of those reasons I disagree with, but now this has all come down to ignorance, now they are just ignorantly following gehotz example and going against Sony. This just shows how childish and immature they all are, hackers grow up, if your hacking didn't effect the online community and effect Sony making money there wouldn't be a problem, but of course you want to be able to do the two things they don't want you to do. Grow up.
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The hackers need to grow up and get over it.
If they never started pirating games or hosting hacked lobbies online those dumb asses would still be able to customize their PS3 how they want (Which they claim they are fighting for but we all know thats not what they are actually fighting for) LOL summary is almost as long :D
hiredhelp  +   1575d ago
TheHater + 1d 1h ago
Just might want to watch what you say to these guys. If they can hack Sony security system, just imagine what they can do to you.
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just the way they are acting is showing how immature and how disrepectfull the twats are.
ill put it out like this.
They silly little twats can do all the hacking they like cos thats there firewall a virtual wall that blacks out people that cant touch them.

Shame u have to hide behind such a wall cos you could grow a pair face people like me who disagree with people sorry KIDS like you .you be punnished i start by ripping out ur board's taken out your CPU'S and ur hard drives. ill unzip and ill piss all over it burn it. then after ill loved to just beat you to bloody pulp. Oh beleave me i would.!! yeh im angury.

but since that never happen cos you hide in your basements ill just have to keep dreaming.
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InfectedDK  +   1576d ago
Wow Anon.. Seriously, why?
This is crazy.
gamingdroid  +   1576d ago
This is seriously escalating....
ChrisW  +   1576d ago
Because it's a radical off-shoot of the original group. This is NOT the Anonymous that first started. In addition, many of those people attacking Sony are just copycats.
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gamingdroid  +   1576d ago
The thing is Anonymous is easy to join, and there are a lot of people angry about this. As things go on, without the proper leadership, it can go out of hand like this.

In some ways though, I believe there is a balance. I'm not condone these actions and actually against them (from both parties), but this will be interesting to see.

The (extreme) people vs. Sony!
Perkel  +   1576d ago
@ gamingdroid

"The thing is Anonymous is easy to join, and there are a lot of people angry about this. As things go on, without the proper leadership, it can go out of hand like this."

Anonymous is/are random group of people there are no leadership and you can't hurt them because one Anonymous attack can be delivered by completly diffrent people.

And DDOSing Main Sites like Sony means that there are hundrets or tousands of people.

What if they catch one or two or 10 ? Nothing.

As of their cause. I fully support it. No one aftter buying product should be sue just because they want their TV to be used as chair.

It's my product i bought it and i can do with it what i like. And i can post on internet how i done that.
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awesomeperson  +   1576d ago
I seriously think these people are delusional and/or clinacly insane.

Seriously been pussies over the internet is one thing, bringing it into real life and targetting actual people thesmelves is terrible.

That comment "No one found ANY info on Stringers kids?" is seriously creepy.


Yes but modifying it and then pirating that armchair accessory along with blowing up everyone elses TV armchairs isn't cool.
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frostypants  +   1576d ago
"The thing is Anonymous is easy to join, and there are a lot of people angry about this."

This has nothing to do with anger. Does the phrase "looking for a cause" mean anything to you? That's what is going on...a bunch of morons looking for some kind of excuse to act like idiots. I guarantee that 90% of them don't even understand the issue.
DragonKnight  +   1576d ago
Perkel: You want to modify the casing and physical hardware of the PS3 to make yourself a Sybian (use some lube), you go right ahead. Sony will NOT come after you for that, and if you ask nicely maybe they'll even provide you with new vibration technology.

But you DO NOT own the SOFTWARE that is the main PS3 OS and PSN. Sony rents you a license to use that software when you purchase the hardware. It is their proprietary software containing their industrial secrets and is thus intellectual property that they have a right to protect. You DO NOT have the right to circumvent their protection measures unless it has an adverse effect on the basic function of the product. As of now, nothing Sony has done has rendered gaming, online gaming, or media streaming useless. They have also not monopolized anything. Therefore Sony have not made your PS3 useless and have not broken any laws.

You don't know what your rights are if you think you have the right to do whatever you want simply because some money changed hands. That's like me buying you a new doorknob and then claiming I'm allowed to come into your house and do whatever I want since I bought that which gives access to your house.
Ducky  +   1576d ago
Does resorting to petty name calling really make you feel better? O.o

That kind of post is exactly the kind of response that whoever is doing this wants to see. Keep up the e-drama.
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RBLAZE1988  +   1576d ago
I hope these guys don't think that they are helping geohotz case by doing this. If anything, geohot can get into further trouble because they say they are doing this on his behalf so he can be viewed as working with these guys. Since I don't think the judge willl take being targetted lightly, this could end even worse than some people had predicted
JackBNimble  +   1576d ago
guilty by association.... I'll laugh if Geohot get's implicated with anonymous.

He dug his own hole and anonymous keep digging it deeper, funny how anonymous friends help out.
ME1989  +   1576d ago
You really take this stuff seriously don't you?
CryofSilence  +   1576d ago
Ok. Anonymous are now terrorists. If I ever meet one of them, I'll smash his computer... and his face. As a precautionary measure, I've deleted all record of any sort of personal information off of my computer and online accounts, though if an Anonymous member tried to hack me, he'd know he's going DIRECTLY against his own sworn mantra. But... I don't expect them to be smart--just good with numbers.
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frostypants  +   1576d ago
Why do you think they're good with numbers? Most of them just learned to hack by reading crap on Google. It's not rocket science. The true hackers are few and far between, and most of them don't waste time with petty stuff like this (because they are good enough to make money from their skill).
xAlmostPro  +   1576d ago
This just proves yet again that although hackers me be smart in things like programming/scripting and apparently using google search to find out employees names(LOL).. they lack complete common sense.

They claim they're here for the consumers, to stick it to the corporation who have apparently bullied hackers.. yet here they are bringing down consumer websites, psn, and now releasing details of employees family members and such..

The website was brought down for an hour because they used a lame DDoS(which any of us can do easily)..

now this.. i mean not only are they not very good at what they do.. they completely go against the point they're trying to make..

i reckon this is hurting the consumers and innocent people far more than its hurting sony right now..

p.s i'd love to see them hack me..

all they seem to do is either use a DDoS which can be googled.. or use skype to make a phone call to the details of somebody that can also be found on google lmao..

c'mon guys google search me, show me what you got
Perkel  +   1576d ago
this metods are effective dude

They can shut down your sites and many main sites are connected with integral network. So if you shut down Sony com probably a lot of people will be doing nothing and it means lose of $$$ for Sony.

Prank calls and emails are annoying if you get them like 500-1000 in one day. And spaming your Phone will reaally annoy you. How can you work in modern buisnees without a phone ?

As of PSN network shut down probably it nailed they customer support.

Best part is that they can't be judged by prank calls or DDOS attack because they are perfectly legal.

It's the same idea as protest. You protest in places that mean something to other party like protest outside your window to annoy you or protest at pedastrian lines.
JackBNimble  +   1576d ago
@Perkel... they have taken it to a whole new level by targeting specific people and their info.
KozmoOchez  +   1576d ago
Its funny how Perkel believes that a website is run by a lot of people...I'd be surprised if Sony has more than maybe 10 people working on their websites(each). Emails can be filtered, and prank calls are most likely sent to some machine before it even reaches a real employee - which seems like more of a time waster for the prankers...

This all sounds more like some childish senior prank than anything else. Real heroes don't hide behind masks anyway, but if you want to follow behind these guys and support them, go ahead and waste your time
Snake Raiser  +   1576d ago
Perkel...DDOS are illegal in some states/countries. It also violates proper use policies and the user policies of almost all ISP's.
If you know how to use the wikipedias and a google you could have found that out.
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D3athc3ll  +   1576d ago

Look i like sony alot, but calling Hackers "children who stayed in their parents basements like zombies with no souls" just shows how immature u r yourself! When the actual truth is that they r smarter than u r and ever will be!!

Yes i dont fully agree on what hackers do, but stop being childish cause they r threatening sony! Sony r one of the most succesfull company's in the world, they can fend for themselves!

Now to come back to my point, Hackers r ppl too! I just wish somehow their potential can be used for good!!!

btw i see u got 2 bubbles, must say something!

Anyway sony r great, and ill always buy their products!

Hackers, plz calm down a bit!! Sony only trying to protect their products, which we all like to buy!
BlackTar187  +   1576d ago
Because they use low level Hacks(Debatable on how low level maybe Basement level) they are smarter then he or people will ever be?

D3athc3ll  +   1576d ago

People? No! He? Yes!
TheMrMadzen  +   1576d ago
After I read this I can assume one thing:
Senden  +   1576d ago
Rofl original poster, reread what you put, you sound like one of those crazed justice loonies on some sort of crusade for justice.
sikbeta  +   1576d ago
"So who's this helping?" no one but themselves, this is not helping US at all...

Christopher  +   1576d ago
You are the biggest idiot in the world if you are going after a judge. Seriously, one of the biggest mistakes one can make in their life is harassing a judge in this manner. It becomes a federal issue when you start that.

Edit: It's completely possible they're just saying they did this stuff rather than actually doing it. People want attention, and these are the times in which those people come out to get it.
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killcycle  +   1576d ago
Everyone keeps talking about Reputation like thats what this is about.

Why? Just because Geohot boasts now and again?

Just because they're hiding behind masks does not make them cowards, Sony is trying to bend the law in court against this kid attacking our rights to a console that we brought with our own money.

Obviously Sony has the justice system on their side so these guys have to remain unknown but this still means they are at great risk so how the hell does that make them a coward?

Just stfu already! all of you!

I love sony's products but what they are doing to this kid in court is wrong.
BlackTar187  +   1576d ago
Please explain how sony is bending the rules. I thought when you agree to the T&C and then break them you are the one benidng the law.

or am i confused on how you bend the law. Explain to me how manipulating SW not owned by you is anything but illegal? Espically when you agree to terms.

I work with SW every day and when we sell SW licenses if the customer is ever found to be manipulating that SW then they are in huge legal trouble how does this differ? They paid cash money for there license to use on there servers that they paid for.
killcycle  +   1576d ago
@ Blacktar

Geohotz buys a Playstation 3, hacks his system and explains how it's done on the internet.

Uh... So the fuck what?

It's been done many times before, as long as he ain't doing any form of piracy or hacking the Playstation network or any servers through it then so what?

Whats the big freakin' deal?

If i was smart enough to figure out how to change my Ps3 to add my own firmware and run my own programs that run on it then i would do it too why the hell would i need to be sued for?

What rule has he broken here?

It's his piece of equipment he can do what ever the hell he wants to it.
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evilmonkey501  +   1576d ago
If you don't like bacon, your wrong.
strifeblade  +   1576d ago
plz just shutup, ... fanboy
doctorstrange  +   1576d ago
Jesus Christ
Shit just got serious, this is crazy
Aussiegamer  +   1576d ago
They really have got their panties in a twist over everything havn't they?! Would be a shame if they used their time wisely like getting a job instead of sitting at home using mummie and daddies internet all day.
ME1989  +   1576d ago
You seriously think Anonymous is made up of kids instead of professional adults who know their shit?

You know how pathetic it would be if Sony, not to mention governments around the world are getting hacked by kids using their "mummie and daddies" internet?
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NaiNaiNai  +   1576d ago
Ingore him he probably doesn't even know basic, let alone how to regedit his own computer.
Istanbull  +   1576d ago
lmao do u really think it takes professional adults for a simple DDos attack? They're bunch of lowlife teenagers, oh wow we DDosed Sony's website! We're super cool now!
dkgshiz  +   1576d ago
Well PSN seems to be back online 100% I and everyone I know are fully up and running. These people are a bunch of low life's that need to get out of their parents basements and do something productive. I was talking about PSN. Not playstation.com.
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Elyxir-pSx  +   1576d ago
Try this

Down over here.

@ dkgshiz

It just sounded like you were singing the everything is OK tune for sec.
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shoddy  +   1576d ago
I try us.playstation.com and it work.
ya quite a dangerous hack./s
unless it's my credit card. Bunch of f@ggit!

didn't even last 12hr.

oh no Sony is teh DOOOOOM!!!!!!!
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1576d ago
The Legit Gamers are being affected by these ridiculous people. They think they are doing the right thing? xD.

Sony and Legit Gamers are innocent by default.
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Trolol  +   1576d ago
Sony innocent lol....
PSPDude79  +   1576d ago
"SonyRecon founder randomtask stated: sony , the judge and sonys lawyers are all valid targets"

This is just wrong. First, attacking a website. Now, attacking PEOPLE. I mean, it says they're uncovering where they live. Personally, if I worked for Sony, I'd be scared right now. I hope they find out who these scumbags are and sue the shit out of them.
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dkgshiz  +   1576d ago
eh..what could they do? Steal your credit card? OH NO! Just a bunch of no life's who never left their basements since Y2K. These people sound like they are getting a testosterone high from being a basement dweller. I bet they are the most pathetic weak fragile being that you could knock them over with a feather.
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distorted_reality  +   1576d ago
While I don't know if I agree with what Anon are doing right now, I can't deny that they've got guts doing it.

While they may be slightly misguided sometimes, at least they're willing to do what they can to make some of these big corporations watch their backs, and quite frankly we should all be happy with that.

Nobody really polices the big corporations, and as the Geo court case is showing so far, they are being allowed to get away with too much.

As I said I don't 100% agree with what they're doing at the moment, but I can't help but feel that someone has to speak out against Sony at the moment, and hell, it's no surprise that Anon picked up the ball and are running with it.
jwk94  +   1576d ago
.....Oh no? Dude, you steal a credit card number and there goes your identity, that's your life bro, they could fuck you up really badly with just that number, and god forbid they get your SSN.
Biggest  +   1576d ago
Is it really that hard to report something stolen? Identity theft is kinda 2001. Someone broke into my car recently and stole my iPod, SSC, three credit cards, and a bag of Twizzlers. They are currently in the Riverside County jail. I have my iPod, all three cards, and a newly purchased bag of Twizzlers. It inconvienienced me for as long as the police took to document the theft.
Nickster800  +   1576d ago
Who hacks in their basement anymore, its all about the attic now a days.

If you didn't get it I was kidding, I really hope these assholes pay for what their doing to us, Innocent psn users.
xAlmostPro  +   1576d ago
i wouldn't be scared lol..

they can only make calls to you or send you free boxes(how terryfying)..

Not like these sad acts actually go outside is it
Donthizz  +   1576d ago
this is what happens when hackers get butthurt..losers
Neko_Mega  +   1576d ago
Wow I'm scare of little boys that little playing games and acting like men.

Please if they think they are so tough then why hide their real names and there faces? Because they are to scare.
Neko_Mega  +   1576d ago
Don't disagree because its true, plus if they take it to far they aren't going to have to worry about just Sony.

The grovement will step in and that isn't going pretty.
Ducky  +   1576d ago

There's a difference between bravery and stupidity.

They are terrorists. They aren't going to openly show themselves and get caught. That's like saying Batman is a coward because he spends his time lurking in the shadows and wears a mask. (I may as well have used V as an example)

I doubt the government would interfere. Especially since these kids might not be all from the same country to begin with.
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Neko_Mega  +   1576d ago
When did are government care about what country you are from? Never, I don't know I seen terrorists send videos with their faces and voice not block and say what they are planing on doing.
WitWolfy  +   1576d ago
Yeah your right Ive seen those fake Osama video's too!!!
DeeZee  +   1576d ago
This is immature, I honestly don't see how anyone could support these guys. There's better ways to send a message to Sony. When you start going after people on a personal level, it's a major problem. Even if their cause had some valid points, their actions just threw them all out the window.
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Salvadore  +   1576d ago
At the end of this day one entity is affected, the gamers. Why should my experience be hindered or affected by a group hackers wanting to prove their themselves and Sony going on a rampage against one person just to have hell break loose. This could have all been avoided, however I don't have a solution to the problem and Sony has the right to defend their IP. If you buy the console, it means that YOU are under a contract with Sony and nothing else.
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news4geeks  +   1576d ago
hehe, funny geeks. They'll end up in prison.
Donthizz  +   1576d ago
not geeks cyber terrorists...
SoSLy  +   1576d ago
So, Is cyber Team America coming anytime soon?
khamvongsa09  +   1576d ago

"Lets go police the internetz"

solar  +   1576d ago
good for Anon. hacking isnt illegal. using hacks for illigal purposes is.
DeeZee  +   1576d ago
But--aren't what they're doing illegal? So ummm...
BubbleSniper  +   1576d ago
ur stupid

i willing to bet anon will help kick off NEW REGULATIONS for internet just when we makin headway for transparency!!

no more bubbles for me

well damn

lee_ten  +   1576d ago
...you defend these people for attacking services for gamers and employees trying to earn an honest dollar?

Elyxir-pSx  +   1576d ago
*Smiles* I love these guys.
awesomeperson  +   1576d ago
*Smiles* Your probably one of them.

Or insane.
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wenaldy  +   1576d ago
Next, you sure want to suck their wang..
BubbleSniper  +   1576d ago
this is stupid

they no better than who they pursuing now

putting up info of people that have no ties to court case
children, wives? really????

i need to close my PC down internet is startin to depress me

think ill smoke a doobie n watch phantasm II on my SONY bravia
Godmars290  +   1576d ago
Not even close
While it can easily be said that Sony is looking out for their own interests, these guys are one step short of being mobsters or a gang trying to intimidate people.

Someone from Sony or their families could wind up hurt or killed because of this. All this situation needs is one true nut-job when most of them already sound loose.
gcolley  +   1576d ago
ha Sony Bravia, the best looking TV when turned off
LoganX  +   1576d ago
I really want to see what happens to these guys when the FBI starts to get involved.

Based on the stunts they're pulling right now, all I can say is this:

Expect them.
andrewf91  +   1576d ago
If anyone's ever been to 4chan, you'll know it's just a big joke for "Anon" to get attention. They'll do whatever they can to get what they want and they will most likely fail and won't do anything as damaging as they say to anyone.

tl:dr: "Anon" are just a bunch of trolls who seek attention.
TBONEJF  +   1576d ago
unknownhero1123  +   1576d ago
I wonder, does this "Anon" group have a website of thier own? I have a few words for them.
T3mpr1x  +   1576d ago
They do, and I don't think you'd want to go to any of their revolting, vile sites.
RonaldRaygun  +   1576d ago
"Meanwhile, both OpSony and SonyRecon have targeted those involved in the actual lawsuit against Geohot, with members of OpSony singling out the judge of the case."

Pissing off the judge is going to MAJORLY backfire. The judge isn't going to back down, and he/she sure as hell isn't going to be lenient on Geohot now. It's going to have the complete opposite effect of what they were going for lol.
Parapraxis  +   1576d ago
It clearly displays the mental capacity of those who are acting in this little script-kiddie fest.
flyingmunky  +   1576d ago
So whats next? Are these guys going to break into air traffic control and reprogram a plane to 'land' on Howard Stringer's estate? This is getting way out of hand. This is just cyber terrorism now.
WitWolfy  +   1576d ago
Nah thats too much effort, they'll probably prank call a bunch of police men, and send pizza to them that they didnt order
takedown  +   1576d ago
This is seriously getting out of hand. All this over two hackers? It's ridiculous.
Godmars290  +   1576d ago
All this over a piece of hardware that's going to be made redundant in 2-3 years.
SoSLy  +   1576d ago
Theyre just butthurt people who want to feel rebellion and anarchy
distorted_reality  +   1576d ago
It's not really about the two who were charged any more, it's about what Sony have been getting away with during the court case.

@ below - Would you want your information known to a corporation to be used in a court case simply for watching a video or checking out a website which was talking about one of the bigger gaming news events of this generation?
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Parapraxis  +   1576d ago
distorted_reality ...heh, suitable name.
ziggurcat  +   1576d ago
lol sony hasn't been "getting away" with anything during the court case.

methinks you've misread/misinterpreted the events of the court proceedings... or you've simply fallen for the lies that are being spread about what's being done in terms of the discovery process.

if you bothered to actually follow the court case, the *only* information they're gathering to establish jurisdiction are basically the IP addresses of those located in california who downloaded the circumvention software. no other personal information is being gathered and/or used in this case.

you're not going to get a phone call or a knock on the door simply because you visited the website or watched the video on youtube. this preposterous, nonsensical fear mongering perpetuated by the hacking community is getting a little ridiculous and quite frankly, i'm really sick and tired of it.
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Dart89  +   1576d ago
Bunch retards they gonna end up like this.Don't know if im allowed to post it but here goes.

Related video
DiLeCtioN  +   1576d ago
Ill grab the pop corn, someone get the drinks :D
Movie is about to start...
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JonnyBigBoss  +   1576d ago
Sick monkeys.
I_killed_TheMart  +   1576d ago
guys, they just started attack ps3 owners. My ps3 won't run for 30 seconds...everyone check ur ps3s now
I_killed_TheMart  +   1576d ago
my ps3 wont stay on for no more then 20 to 30 seconds then it shuts off. these guys are seriously starting to piss me off
nikoado  +   1576d ago
Thats probably a hard ware issue with your ps3 unfortuately. Auto shut down is used to prevent overheating of the console. You should probably unplug it and leave it to cool.

Are you getting flashing red or yellow lights?
I_killed_TheMart  +   1576d ago
Lol yes, and a beep before it does turn off. ...no not yellow leights but i guess ur theory is close enough to the problem :(
wenaldy  +   1576d ago
Haha LMAO... Now you been paranoia..
AxeCain  +   1576d ago
This is hurting the gamers as well.
Sony isn't working on new technology for gaming right now like cross game chat they are working on preventing the ps3 from getting hacked.
I for one would rather have new features. Thanks for nothing anonymous (a**holes)
RockmanII7  +   1576d ago
It's been 4 years since its release, if Sony was adding cross game chat it would be in by now
AxeCain  +   1571d ago
I was using that as an example and I agree with you. I should have left it at new features... The point still rings true.
naruto344  +   1576d ago
I really like the fact how these guys like to stay hidden... shows how cowardly they really are! O and by the way "Anonymous" when your in prison suffering from the Consequence for putting information about the judge on the net, there won't be a mask or computer to hide behind when your good prison mate ass rapes you!
gcolley  +   1576d ago
cowardly, are you serious? think about what you just said for a second. use your brains and stop being a cry baby. or do i need to explain this to you. given their name AND the nature of what they are doing it would be pretty damn stupid to advertise who they are.
Shnazzyone  +   1575d ago
Aren't you being anonymous right now. If you want to call em out go to 4chan and tell em. They are trying to defend your rights as a person who buys technology you should be allowed to modify and upgrade your devices. Or do you want to not be allowed to ever upgrade internal storage on you computer ever again because you are breaking laws if you actually try and get everything out of the machines you buy?
LeXxXiNgToN  +   1576d ago
"Anonymous" are nothing but a bunch of p****** that are scared to show their face, because they know if they do they'll be taking it the butt in jail.
cleanhealthy12  +   1576d ago
doubt they even care, they just do this shit for fun.

"u mad?" etc, etc.
gcolley  +   1576d ago
seems to be working on this forum
KaiokenKid  +   1576d ago
So, can we call these guys cyber terrorists yet?
bwazy  +   1576d ago
Nope, but we can call them any profanity ridden word that we can think of.
AnchorMan  +   1576d ago
I was thinking the same thing. This war they are waging is going to put a lot of smart people in prison.
Dmd  +   1576d ago
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