McDanel, who now has a small telecom business outside Sacramento, says that despite his past experience, he’s not particularly worried about being linked to the massive PlayStation Network breach.
Slowly but surely all those affiliated will be apprehended and given what they deserve. Crime never pays!.
Yeah, I'm hoping the ones responsible are given a sentence in federal prison of no less than 20 years. That will discourage others from hacking PSN or XBL in the future.
No less than 20 years? Are you insane?
He hasn't been able to play on PSN for two weeks now, do you realise how serious that is?
Tell that to the Goldman Sachs executive or our government! That said, it is usually the selling of the illegally obtained data that get's them caught, not the act of hacking. That said, WTF? Outdated version of Apache: "Sony, it turns out, uses a cluster of Apache servers to authenticate PlayStation consoles, a different cluster to serve downloadable content, another to store image files, etc. All of them are directly accessible from the internet, he says –- there’s no VPN between the console and the PlayStation Network. And he claims all the servers were all at least a little out of date." "...other researchers found unused functions buried in the PlayStation firmware that can be executed on the network. “Like, you could join the PlayStation Network as a guest, or access any environment they use."
Well atleast this lets us know a few things, and i hope Sony is paying close attention because they really need to make some improvements. All in all this will get others to act fast and change the way they do things. The fact that these are grown men with their own business, i find it disrespectful of them to be looking into Sony's network the way they are. They might not have done anything wrong per say, but their claims got them where they are. And every hacker accused or enterrogated is quickly to use the same excuse i didnt do it and whoever did it, did it for money. That much is obvious, why else will someone go through all the hard work of obtaining peoples private information for?
People hack things for enjoyment and self education just like you do gaming (minus the education thing). People not into the gaming community, claims it is pointless, waste of time and nothing comes out of it. Don't be so quick to judge others, especially when you are susceptible to it yourself. Personally, I can see a lot of good things have come out of hacking and we all know "security through obscurity" doesn't work! This is a prime example of it.
POLL: the psn hacker will never be caught
Hackers are not as immune as people think.
That's like saying osama will never be caught, oh wait...
You mean he got killed... Catching him is when they arrested him and have him in jail, they just killed him and thank goodness they did :D
He was killed but either way i get your point and your are essentially right. After he does time, chances are they were going to kill him like they did saddam or whatever his name is. This only was the result of that whole process being cut in half.
I sure hope who ever did it suffers greatly for it, I don't want more pathetic losers thinking they can mess with my gaming experience.
Anybody else see the subtle irony in that statement?
@soundslike The irony in that a person who enjoys games in your opinion are considered a loser? So I guess someone commenting on a video game forum such as yourself is a winner? (this I assume was your idea of irony)
do i like gaming? hell yea would i want someone to SUFFER GREATLY for me not being able to game? Are you kidding me? Stealing info and money is one thing, but wanting someone to go to jail because you couldn't game...boohoo
And yet people demand rights to trails for Terrorists lol. I love the public.
I really do want these hackers to pay. They can face up to 10 years in prison for what they have done. Going to prison and getting raped in the butt for hacking a videogame system isn't worth it for me, but I guess these losers are going to get what they asked for.
A good read on our security online. Stuff that never made the big news... 5 worst digital security breaches of all time http://techspy.com/news/754... good read from techspy/yahoo
He says he believes the hacker was doing it for money. I'm not quite convinced. Even if Sony is incorrect about them taking CC details, they've still got encryption to worry about. Even low level encryption takes ages to hack through. If they had 128 bit encryption then they'll never manage it with current hardware. And if Sony's lying about it being encrypted then they have other problems. So many people have cancelled credit cards, some may expire soon or already have. That and no credit card company has confirmed anyone losing money over this data theft. They aren't smart these hackers. I can think of a dozen other ways to make money from identity theft which would be faster and lower risk and I'm a complete idiot.
you stupid 20 years. people who rob millions of dollars get less than 10 years in jail. no one commited a murder here.
I think if they ever catch the guy...they'll 'throw the book at him' make him/her an example. Given the global furore I seriously doubt that they will get off lightly. GOOD!
To get all the info, it seems the guy needed to load a self-signed certificate on his PS3 to get all the info he needed about the servers Sony uses. He found all these security details then just puts it out there for other hackers to take advantage of, then claims no responsibility; like what he went to prison for in the first place. From what I can see, basically being able to run unsigned code on the PS3 likely is what lead to how the hackers got into the PSN servers. And Geohot is to thank for that as well as failoverflow. Figuring out where all the data the PS3 is sending requires a hacked PS3. They share all their 'research' with one another then go figure looks like someone used their 'research' for no good. And now all our personal info is out there.
But i was under the impression that this was all for "free speech" i mean i dont know anymore why some of these people do what they do. For whatever its worth they have skills and patience, but Sony now has to fork out more money on their network thats all there's to it really.
Nice read, this shows how CFW gives a clue to hackers. Publishers of CFW acts immature, imho We dont like hackers, right?
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