PSN Outage - One of the biggest hacks in history?

MMGN writes: Hacking has over the years turned into somewhat of a resume for talented young criminals. With an act of such notoriety tends to come reward of employment, as those that illegally access private information and data -- an act that is arguably on level terms with bank robbery, a crime often punishable with life in jail in North America -- are handed lucrative positions in million- and billion-dollar organizations.

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Shok2528d ago

Oh my God, let this topic die already. Seriously. How man articles do we need on this?

no_more_heroes2528d ago (Edited 2528d ago )

that's N4G for ya: beat a horse to death, set it on fire, spit on it, then commit necrophilia.

I_find_it_funny2528d ago (Edited 2528d ago )

some websites are kinda late to get hits on this

HolyOrangeCows2527d ago

Biggest hacks in history? They may have gotten into one of the biggest networks to get it shut down, but this is nothing in comparison to several hacks that have ACTUALLY led to thousands of people losing millions of dollars in total.

JD_Shadow2528d ago

If you keep commenting on them to bitch about why we have them...then you will see a lot MORE of them!

Thing is, people will never learn how this site's systems work. Probably still don't realize that that's how HipHopGamer got so popular.

Shok2527d ago

Um, no, me commenting on these is not encouraging other sites to write about it. Now if I clicked "Read full story" along with a bnuch of other people and give the sites hits, then yea, that would keep them goin.

JD_Shadow2527d ago

You don't get the point of why I even said that!

You take the time to comment, which in turn drives up the temp on the article. It doesn't matter what the comment IS, just that you commented at all. In other words, you clicked the front page link to get this far, then felt compelled to comment. That's all they need.

Shok2527d ago

It drives up the temp........ok? Commenting is not a hit for the site. You're not even making a point here dude.

There was nothing wrong with my comment, there's no reason for you to try to come out and TRY be a smartass about it. No reason for it.

And you really think they keep writing these articles just to read some comments on N4G? No. They're trying to get site hits, it's as simple as that dude. The only person who says things to read comments on N4G is Cliffy B lol.

Cat2527d ago

Actually, darkpower is correct.

Factors for heat:
a. unique views
b. unique clicks
c. comments
d. time

I usually assume people are familiar with a-c. The last one (time) is often overlooked- if you have 200 comments, clicks and views over a week, that story is not going to have nearly the same heat as one that has half as many comments, clicks and views in one day.

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Silly gameAr2528d ago

Oh, the author didn't catch the other 100 articles about this possibly being the second largest hack in history? I'm guessing he did, but wanted to remind everyone that the PSN was hacked a few weeks ago. Let it go.

Tommykrem2528d ago (Edited 2528d ago )

Interesting read, there's actually a lot of information about other things than the PSN hack itself here. If it wasn't I'd probably have closed my lap-top because I am TIRED of hearing about PSN being offline, PlayStation Store being closed, Anonymous being legion and anything related to this. I didn't sign up for this crap, all I ever wanted was to sign in.

...And maybe trade cars in GT5

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