The devastating attack on the PlayStation Network (PSN) is yet another illustration of how technology-savvy criminals are determined to get their hands on our personal information.
"Other gaming networks, such as Microsoft's Xbox Live, could be vulnerable, experts claim." O lawd. If live or steam got hacked I wouldn't go anywhere near this site for at least 3 weeks. Nothing but Hacker articles as far as the eye can see.
its not that it could be vulnerable, its that it is vulnerable. The thing is Microsoft's expertise is on stuff like this, so the difficulty of hacking there is higher than Sony.
I dunno about XBOX live, but Windows that's a different story.
I wanted to see if i could get a game on steam but you have to use your credit card, i didnt want to do this as i didnt do it with psn because i knew this stuff happens. Hopefully steam will get a card so you can add money without having to use a credit card, im pretty sure they dont have one.
I miss the days when gaming didn't compromise my bank details =(
Off-topic, I miss the days when every gamer just played games just for fun not just brag about pixels (sigh). I do feel for the legitimate gamers who could be affected by this situation.
Meh, I miss the days when devs were at least slightly creative and not pimping graphics and online multiplayer.
I miss the days when dlc wasn't around and you could enter passwords in practically almost every game. And how about having a kick_ss art cover and manual inside the gaming case. Or just the mass amount of different games you could play ranging from so many genres.
I miss the days where there were no fanboys just gamers.
What days were those? xD For as long as I've been gaming (Genesis/SNES era) there have always been fanboys.
Would chopping off a hackers hands be too big a punishment for this?
Not at all. But even better would be able beat the snot out of these hackers personally or somehow hack into their bank accounts and take their funds. See how they would like it.
No, not really.
Im just I was able to live in a great era with the PS2 and the N64. Days when you walk into the store not knowing about the game and just look on the back of the box to read about it and decide if you wanna get it. Good times.
dude those days went all the way back to NES. I used to love those days. Actually some of the best games ive ever played were that way. Tenchu(ps1) and Snatcher(Sega CD) 2 of my top 10 fav games of all time. Also i remember is saved all my money to buy a PS1 and jut luckly grabbed RE1 and it is maybe my favorite singular game of all time.
miss those days and when online first started everyone was polite instead of screaming dude things at the top of there lungs
yea i remeber playing Socom 1 and everyone was so nice etc. times have changed. Obv socom 1 wasn't my 1st online game but it was my first non lan online game that i had a mic for.
aw man unreal on xbox was the best online experience i ever had so long ago.......
Hackers will always win.. unfortunately.
this is true. Just like with all criminals in every facet of life. Good guys are always playing catch up you cannot anticipate everything. Its just not possible
Yes the BBC got it right... criminals. I would however add liars, cheats and throw in a few words about their blind pathetic supporters.
and their mothers, too!
Your comment reminds me of this LMAO.
LOL. Well said.
rofl, i remember when that song was all the craze back in the day. I used to hear kids singing it all the time.
it's not just steal everything, its also "i should be getting something for this" always when something happens (not just psn) people scream about how they deserve something for it well guess what sh1t happens, while were all arguing about this EVERY minute they estimate 108 people die, people live in such poverty they can’t feed, clothed or house themselves, natural disasters happen all the time killing 100’s of people (be it tsunami, earth quake, tornado etc)while I typed this up over 1000 people have died and all most people care to think about on this website is “WHAT DO I DESERVE” well honestly you deserve nothing, nothing not a free game, not a refund for psn+ (or another service that goes down due to this) hell u just got over £60 free stuff from ur psn membership and u want ur money back!........think i might have lost my cool a little bit in there but it just p1ssis me of
I think he has what you're looking for.
yeh pretty much what he said but with more rage in his tone :L
Instead of fighting I wish gamers would stand on a united front.Hackers are determined to ruin gaming for everyone.
Back in the 1980's when I was phreaking, and using parameters to crack C64 games, I never imagined that we would be here. Hacking was much more innocuous back then, and doing significant damage with a 300 baud modem seems laughable to me. Incidentally, I wonder why the submitter used a 360 controller for the photo, when the Xbox is not mentioned in the article. Kinda lame.
It's a picture from the article and it is mentioned as a caption to said picture.
Yeah I get that, but I also think it was lame for the BBC to use the Pic. Thx for the heads up Pirate Thom
I don't disagree, by the way, especially since they don't mention it in the article.
Hackers Goal: Tarnish the Sony name and bring hell upon thee! Mission Status: Failed. Funny how they wanted that, but all this says to the real world is that we are in the era of "I OWN EVERYTHING EVEN IF I NEVER BOUGHT IT, AND I'M ENTITLED TO EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF INFORMATION AND HARDWARE EVVEEEEEER". BBC, being a huge news reporter, and much more reliable than those of the likes of Gamespot and IGN, more people will hate hackers, than like them or fall into their plot. Nice try hackers, but luckily we still have good people in this world who will tell the truth.
I remember back in the day dong the AOL hacks and cracks what a time. I did assume this was the future then though so its only surprising to me in the sense that its actually here now not the actions.
I dont think so.. Sooo many people are angry that their has been a data breach so they hate sony more. This data hack has nothing to do with piracy, it has to do with the lack of encryption of data. Something which Sony have taken for granted, and I do expect in many countries that Sony will be fined for not holding the data protection act. So the 'hackers goal' is achieved and mission status is success. Its a shame that Sony have had this issue since they have a really great 2011 lineup
stfu! this has everything to do with hackers! lack of encryption my ass.. it was a bunch of broke ass low life mofos that sit in the basement all day long computing all that shit to get it done.. i cant stand hackers and ppl like you. we all know its not easy to do shit like that but that doesnt make it impossible so when its made possible it helps absolutley no one.. like someone above said they should lose their hands, their feet too just in case
Guys I implore you all to visit their Facebook fan page and see the nonsense arguments they're putting forward. So far I've gone virtually unchallenged. Disappointing really, for all wordy you-tube videos. They can't put forward anything logical. Please come, join the discussion. We have to hit them back any way we can. That's my way so far.
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