"Just to make it clear tonight, the final question asked at the PSN press conference dealt directly with the subject of Anonymous. A Japanese reporter asked what involvement, if any, this infamous group had with the recent PSN intrusions."
Anon was never skilled enough to pull this off anyhow. This is the work of serious hackers. The FBI and DHS are involved.
there's an elite few from anonymous that can do crap like this, so don't count them out just yet. When anon does stuff like this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/t... (HBgary deserved it) and this: http://www.youtube.com/watc... (westboro deserved it) you have to stop being ignorant of the situation, that is not to say that they did it. they even stated that it could of been someone within the group that went rouge.
Even if Anons are not involved, people and gamers already associate them with what everything bad happened to them. Right now, they're the most hated people, congrats, mission failed. New anon message: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I don't care who did this, but whoever did this is a freakin genius ! My brain just farted from thinking of hacking a multi-billionaire company called Sony
a_bro... Even if its true, they can still go spread their bs somewhere else. All hackers that try an eff up my gaming time is scum in my book. I got nuttin against hackers but when u f*ck with my gaming time then your on my hate list, its simple as that.
I bet its LG. those guys have it in for Sony big time
Anonymous might not have anything to do with it but they're the ones who opened the flood gates for other hackers. Sony's Playstaion Network might not have been the most secure in the world but no one messed with it. Up until Anonymous got involved, other hackers that were not even affiliated with Anonymous probably joined in on the action. Almost reminds of times when people loot during riots. People don't loot on any given day. When things are all bad they take advantage of the situation and start looting. In this case a hacker or maybe hackers who had some thing else in mind took advantage of all the recent attacks on Sony and joined in on the action. Bottom line, if Anonymous would of not messed with PSN or Sony, none of this would of not happened right now. But I'm just glad it happened sooner than later and that now we will soon be back on a more secure network and that future Playstation products and future PSN account owners wont be affected by this mishap. Better it happened now than happening with PS3, PSP, NGP and 100+ million possible PSN accounts.
It could very well be fellow hackers and supporters of Geohot.
People just have no idea how Anonymous works. The only reason the Sonyops crew was "anonymous" is because they claimed themselves under Anonymous. Technically, Anonymous is just groups of people who meet on 4chan. 4chan does not have usernames or registration, all posters post under "anonymous." And 4chan is a haven for hackers and people who create most of the memes on the Internet. To say the hackers who hacked PSN isn't anonymous is pointless, because they could have likely met on 4chan. And more than likely they visit regularly, because 4chan is one of the largest forums on the Internet and is filled to the brim with hackers and that culture. Saying "Anonymous" has no skill is just ignorant. Maybe "SonyOps" only had the ability to do DDoS attacks, but thats meaningless to Anonymous as a whole. SonyOps were probably not the same Anons who hacked Scientology, and those guys probably weren't the same Anons that hacked Gizmodo, etc. Anonymous is made up of millions and millions of people who visit 4chan, and that's it. Anonymous is simply an entity for those who are in the know with some basic principles and "rules of the Internet."
This is just politics now. Sony saves their asses. Now Anon suddenly became "their friends". Because if people will think it was Anon than it is a bigger damage for Sony. "Ahh!! anon kids hacked PSN?? No buy!! Xbox 360 please." Typical big company brainwashing in order to maximize a profit.
how about being a little less serious everyone and just giggle at the photo with KB as an anon member
@Hydrolex REALLY? Sony hacked their own network? If that's how you think, then I'd really hate to see you run a business, with you trying to sabotage your own company. Sony had nothing to gain and a lot to lose if they hacked their own network. Bad PR, stock value decrease, compensation, and even legal backlash. Why would they hack their own network again?
the only thing anonymous can do is make crap videos
this hackers are kids and not hackers serious. read this chat log http://lo-ping.org/2011/04/... some kids hacked the psn and are negotiating with sony.
You do realize how contradicting that statement is?
Glad to see Sony handling everything and clearing it up for consumers.
Agreed. This has been one big mess for them, but they are slowly cleaning it up.
*waits for idiots to read the article meaning that Anonymous are acquitted, or innocent all together*
Then we can now see that the very same people who said that Anon HAD to be involved in every way suddenly turn around and say that they knew they never had anything to do with it. Personally, I don't care WHO did it, Sony. I just want to be able to use PSN again without you neglecting to protect us or you thinking that modders and/or homebrewers are somehow your greatest enemy. You saw how Bush tried to "stop terrorism". Don't be like that fucktard!
You don't even know what kind of security Sony had and yet you claim they neglected to protect people. Okay, whatever you say.
I figured that from the start. I mean, when they call stuff off, they mean it.
I really don't understand this logic. So MANY people on the net saying it wasn't anonymous simply because they said it wasn't them or because it wasn't their MO. ...What. They are human beings just like all of us. They aren't computers with an I/O switch. Just because they say something, doesn't mean shit. I truly do not understand the basis of believing anything that people with proven malicious acts have to say. I would never sit here and say that it was them without a question, because I also would be making claims with no proof, but it goes both ways. I just do not get it.
Your sarcasm detector is broken.
It just means that they haven't connected them with it....Yet. They are still searching and it could still have been them. They aren't off the hook yet.
Sony did 9/11 and the holocaust. Bush caused the RROD!
nooo other way round lol..
Laughing at that pic look at kevin Butler
It's weird because a week before it happened they promised something major, something major did happen and they didn't do (apparently). Love it. They're children with too much time on their hands.
And I don't know how people can ignore that either.
Knowing how Anon work, they were likely stealing PSN emails to send an Anon message to users, or something stupid. Which then got caught, and it made Sony afraid that they could have gone further and attempted to breach Credit Card security. It's all misguided really, if you were trying to save customers, you'd be better off going after the biggest offender in Microsoft. Their dealings over the years are incredibly pathetic, and make Sony look like saints. People whine that it took a few days for Sony to comment on this issue, well it took Microsoft a year to admit RROD was their fault, and they still will not admit to the scratched discs and hard drive issues. Luckily the media is so American heavy these days, that Microsoft can get away with murder. Nickle and diming their users, having users pay additional money on their already bloated subscription model, just so they can pay off acitivision and get a bigger marketshare. Microsoft doesn't give a shit about anyone but themselves. They view their users with the mentality of a 4 year old, look no further than Kinect. It's pathetic, but they are American, so everyone looks the other way.... Hackers have cost Sony to remove Other OS, since it was a vulnerability. Hackers have cost Sony to take down the PSN, to prevent credit card information being breached... and throughout all this these hackers want to be portrayed as individuals fighting for the "people", yet they are the biggest negative aspect that has affected PS3 users. Sony has been fairly good to it's customers over the years.
I agree u deserve some bumblez ...
Anonymous use to be cool - now they're just a bunch of wankers working for MAN. They can go and get Fracked as far as I'm concerned.
Anyone else think the Anonymous guy in the back was Kevin Butler?
Haha I completely missed that.
Sony: "We have Chuck Norris and Jack Bauer on the case" Ah, better than expected.
They still need to GTFO.
I can't imagine anyone skilled enough to pull this off would be associated with internet Power Ranger wannabes.
More than a bit surprising to hear Sony stand-up for Anon. Considering that Anon has only been negative towards Sony. Aside from the guy who bought a TV during the sit in of course...
My bet : Russian or Chinese hackers.
No...we can hack american banks directly..no need psn.
I'm surprised they even brought up Anonymous at the press event. Why give them the attention they desperately seek?
Because if everybody will thing it was Anon..then PSN safity will be in a big question... Now everybody will thing it was super skilled hackers. And PSN security is still top notch. Sony fights for their future earnings.
They were asked a direct question about Anonymous.......
The funny thing about this is: how can anyone in anonymous claim they didn't do it when they're all anonymous and don't even know each other! Too funny. Irony at it's best.
Probably the most sensible thing said here!
How the hell do they know it is not done by anon when they don't even know who the hell are they...???
haha this anonymous group should do something pro-humanity, something usefull instead of being a group of thieves and irritating hard-working people like us.
While some members of Anons group might be capable of this i believe that they didnt do it. Because they would be taking all the credit by now with their recent battle with Sony.
Major nelson is the man behind all of this i bet
kevin!!! kevin butler is that you??? i see
Ah gotta love how damage control sucks now a days OF COURSE it was them....but of course sony dosn't want there name tarnished but a group of social rejects any real news on when this is going back up sony thats what we all want to hear
But let me guess, everything Microsoft says is the gospel truth, right?
lawlz wow butthurt fanboy guess what dude bro i dont choose sides.....own both play both and love both just as much no need to choose sides when they both have there ups and downs....go back to call of duty troll
Well regardless of who did, I'm just glad this will be ending soon. So we can get back to game related news(as in about games, not systems), and so the trolls can crawl back under the bridge.
This clearly means they know who did it. I know they didn't say so in the press conference but i do believe they already have this guy in custody.
Kevin Butler only does everything :) picture is epic :D!
I am sorry but Sony is being weak here. Anonymous has everything to do with it. At least they don't have any proof that Anonymous is innocent. Anybody can be part of Anonymous. They don't even know who did the attacks yet, so they can't say Anonymous is innocent.
I am a big Sony supporter but Sony is being very stupid for saying Anonymous is not involved. They talk like they are scared of Anonymous. They claim that Anonymous is not responsible, without having any proof! Nobody knows who are the members of Anonymous. Any hacker can be part of Anonymous. Lame attempt by Sony to make Anonymous look like good guys. It's 99% sure that the hacker doing these attacks is an Anonymous supporter.
It's funny cause like 3 days before psn shut down anon was saying they were preparing something big and it would be the largest attack ever. It seems like people forgot about that but they are the ones I think caused this mess.
Anonymous makes big threats about hacking Sony, then two weeks later PSN gets infiltrated and it's not their fault? Yeah right. You are not fooling anyone Sony. We all know Anonymous is responsible for it. Stop defending them.
They're just not implicating them, ATM. That means they're not singling them out, as that would be childish of a billion dollar corp. to. There's no concrete evidence as to who did it yet, and it's not their place to point out suspects, that's the authorities' job.
no finger pointing = means their not looking for evidence? 100% spot on you do not have to implicate them..they in the same confab. stated Anon release Sony workers info. so what does that tell you? You do not have to say their a suspect for them to be..um well a suspect. it's like people do not know how investigations go? common sense people!!!
Maybe Sony suffers from Stockholm syndrome.
LOL @ KB! He doesn't even need a mask!
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