Hackers have been going rampant on the latest console generation but now it is effecting the end consumer, the gamer. Have we seen the worst or is this just the beginning?
And the chick in the pic has WHAT to do with this situation? LOL
Haha...she's the hacker. :)
The unnecessary boobage makes me miss when all we got spammed with on n4g was hot cos-play pics... now it's just PSN is broke articles. :(
She could hack my pants anytime 8) You know what at second glance...i probably wouldn't i don't like fake blonds
That doesn't look like George Hotz...
My thoughts exactly... I think someone took the advice - sex sells and applied it to everything on their blog. Talk about desperate for traffic.
I like the girl, but anyway. I think with the constant advancements of technology... this is just the beginning.
You better get some bubbles for that.
No because hackers are allowed to play pirate games on 360 so will leave that network alone simple really. Mostly because MS lets them and the 360 drives are easily modded/spoofed. This all happened because Sony finally blocked piracy on PS3 this was never a problem and never happened until that update came out which blocked hackers connecting to PSN and playing the latest games.
this whole hacking situation is getting out of control but it's actually a good learning experience for the big time companies shit will be built better
i agree. but on that same note, if these douche bags werent hacking, we wouldnt have to worry about it. ohh one more thing. If i ever come across any of you hackers, i WILL turn your FACE into GROUND BEEF 90/10= lean. that's a promise. AO2(aw/pj) Perez A. V/R
I was considering joining anons sit in for the ps3 stores. On closing time I would've bashed their faces in with a hammer. Of course I stopped thinking about it and went back to gaming :P
I agree I also think next gen Sony and MS should build off one single network. I am not saying 1 console just 1 network. This way it's safer for gamers AND cross console gaming is definitely a possibility. Not to mention the savings both companys would make.
glad its people like ANON and other hackers that make cyberlaws more realistic.....can we start trying them in court as terrorists and just throw them in gitmo to rot
Thats a slippery slope. The broader you make the term "terrorist" apply to certain crimes, gives the government alot of power, and I would say too much power. Then of course you start to feed the "prison industry" where in the USA, large corporations use prison labor where they pay 25 cents per day to prisoners. This creates an incentive to jail people.
How about this! We stop putting ppl in jail for a little mary jane and start putting hackers in there place!
bah my personal opionion is just shoot terrorists on the spot no need for a trial....but i didnt know how far that would be pushing things on here
No, since gamers are not really doing anything but saying stop.
war against gamers......not really, more like war against the companies and the users/gamers are the innocent bystanders. we have no way of fighting and it pretty much sux
Exactly. It's like with gangs, gang on gang warfare. Bystanders are always there. And, unfortunately, just like with that, bystanders usually always get the worse of it.
I think they will hit apple next with the gps files on ipad and iphone giving locations of users .
Unfortunately, as long as there are web based services, there will be someone inclined to try and break in to said services. This is true regardless of the industry sector - be it entertainment (such as PSN and Xbox Live), Healthcare, Insurance, I/T... That said, why did it take an "external intrusion" to prompt Sony to conduct a security audit on their network? Shouldn't they (and, for that matter, Microsoft as well) be doing so as part of their back end server's regularly scheduled maintenance in the first place?
I think this is the biggest question. Why is this only happening now? Honestly, I think companies are just lazy/cheap until it happens. Microsoft will never experience this... why? Their corporate site was access by hackers in 2000, corporate information stolen made them take notice and take security seriously, Sony learned at the expense of users. There should, really, be some sort of corporate standard for web security and there just isn't.
will be now
i think you just contradicted your self on your own comment. you say " Microsoft will never experience this..." and then you say they were hacked in 2000.
A direct loss of user data? No, I'm sure they won't, because their corporate site was hit so hard, they had a chance to beef up security before it affected users.
Everyone on here knows what the hackers have been doing, but a majority of average gamers probably have no idea. Hackers being at war with gamers is like hackers being at war with SONY. They're just seeking attention, but when the cops start knocking on their doors they'll probably wish they had kept to themselves.
Hackers can't play with us so they just ruin our lives :(
I think the Hackers in the Xbox Community are helping Gamers that can't Afford $60 and since Microsoft Doesn't throw there money around and Kick down there Doors, They stay in the Cat and mouse game.. As for Sony I think they Pissed off the Wrong people how they are going about hacking the console. If they would have just banned those consoles people would have brought new ones.. Win Win.. One thing I've learn about Video Games Pirates is they Have to have these games
Doesn't matter what Sony have "claimed" to have done to them. They've hit a HUGE amount of innocent people with this. This is an attack, an attack with no care who gets hit.
This is exactly what I've been saying. The gaming Industry is the largest in Entertainment, grossing more than the film and music Industry combined. Attack Sony, and gamers suffer. The two cannot be separated. Anon or whatever they're calling themselves are not just wrong, but are hurting the industry and us. Now even more so because of the exposed accounts and stealing. Its easy to hide behind a PC and make threats, then turn around around and deny involvement. Funny how this didn't happen prior to them showing up. They don't have any formal structure or control over their members. Their ideology also varies and is flawed in its own right... for instance... They claim to support free speech, but decide to take unilateral and preemptive action against Sony before the George Hotz case was even decided. They then initially attacked PSN, but after withdrew saying it doesn't support their cause and belief. If they had one goal, and a similar belief system, then this would be clear cut, and wouldn't have happened in the first place. They are random and rouge criminals hiding behind computers and stealing our money, and damaging the Industry. Yet they claim to protect free speech? Sorry but that's BS. Their supporters are even more delusional. Sony will make PSN stronger, and in the long term this will benefit the entire Industry. I hope some of these guys are found and made an example of.
I would agree, but it seems people do not learn from examples. Murders, wars, rapes, kidnapping, bank robberies and a multitude of other crimes and horrible acts to humanity still persit today.
first anon slamed in guns blazing " ARG let go of Mr. HOTS!!!" shooting everyone in the foot. everyone turned around and slapped anon in the face and kicked them out of the room. anon then apologizes with a sad little puppy face then send in a letter with demands. but before there letter was read, goerge was already sent out with a slap on the wrist and gets a banned stamp from the cookie shop. outraged goerge decided to protest "if i cant have any, neither should you" we all walked in the store laughing getting our cookie. mean will anon decides to hire the mafia " here is the key to the bank, i want you to go in and burn everything in there" as foolish as they were the mafia gladly took the key from these little kids. the next day anon takes a happy stroll down the road and gladly tells everyone "something big is gonna happen youll see" until the news comes in and announces " Breaking news PSN was taken down." oh how happy anon was, but then the airplane crashed into a wall" ... millions of PSN accounts may have been compromised" NOOOOOOOO!!!!! anon screamed out loud. everyone looked at them. anon slowly back away from the scene saying " i didnt do it!" <.< then runs away. now anon is on a quest to reclaim there key from the mafia and tries to come out of this as heros, while the bank manager tries to explain to the governor how they managed to lose all of my moneys. shamefully they answer" i dont know how they got in, someone must have let them into our vault". furious governor and angry customers swave there fist "you better fix this!" hmm well that kinda sums it up. if you fantasies it. dont take it word for word thoug.
Nicely Done! Sums up the story nicely. Shows them for the big mouth, lying cowards they truly are. I really can't see how they have supporters.
I think we shoud start referring to those responsible as criminals more so than hackers. *Edit due to forgetfulness In the past I had a submission reported, because the picture was not relevent to the story. I guess things are different now.
I just want to play SOCOM 4 online =[
If you believe "Hackers" are the problem then you have bought into the Lie, they want you to think hackers and not them are the issue, the Big Gaming Corporates are pulling a Sham job with the Media's help,whom they own by the way, to convince you of this, that "Vomit Dog" hiphipgamer is a straight up "SELL OUT" a "Phony Punk", who is helping your enemies surround and flank you, your mind, with this Scam. Hackers are a Creation of the System, created to create the "False idea", that the internet is no longer safe, and the laws need to be changed. Its the same lie the Govt and its Corporate Partners sold the Public b4 the Invasion of Iraq, Alleged "Weapons of Mass Destruction", and most bought into the lie, and the "SHEEPLE", are at it again. The "SHEEPLE"(YOU) once again are being taken advantage of by pure "Ignorance", on POLITICS, you dont get it, you dont understand how these people operate in order to create "hyperbole", false pretense to get said goals accomplished. Bottom line is this, you "Sheeple", have know one but your self to blame, when you are "Slaves", in your own country, cause you refused to investigate the issues and claims of the "Rich and Powerful". You Beleive whatever they feed you cause your LAZY and dont really care, its a joke to you, and most just laugh it off when someone tries to educate them on what is really happening in "Society". THE SHEEPLE, IGNORANT, LAZY, NO GOOD FOR NOTHING GAMING IDIOT, is the real problem, NUFF SAID....
This may be a scam for Sony to issue a monthly subscription to all Sony gamers. Since conspiracy theories are rampant.
I think Manimal sits with his 360 and wears a tinfoil hat on his head..hackers ruin alot of stuff and should be trialed..nerds with a grudge can be deadly it seems
I got some xbox live today from a store and they swiped the card to activate it new here cause i havnt seen it before another tighter measure from ms security .
Unfortunately there will always b hackers as long as the web exists..
i have heard that the usa is releasing muslim extremists out of guantanamo bay. how to get it full again? hackers? anyone?
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