Submitted by tr00p3r 1177d ago | news

Another attack on Sony is imminent, when will it stop?

Product-Reviews writes: Just when you thought normality was returning to Sony and their organisation following on from the initial waves of attacks, it has been reported that another attack on the company could be about to happen.

Hacking group Lulzsec posted this on Twitter within the last 10 hours:

”Recap of the last 24 hours: NHS assisted, Jihad site taken down, Pron.com owned, Endgames + Prolexic shone upon brightly. Tomorrow… @Sony” (PS3, Sony, Tag Invalid)

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tr00p3r  +   1177d ago
Hope it doesn't affect the PSN again..that's the only thing I'm worried about.
qface64  +   1177d ago
if you ask me everyone is doing this to themselves the sooner people ignore these hackers the sooner they will go back to obscurity

it wasn't until everyone started giving these hackers loads of attention that the hacks really started to get out of hand
Anarki  +   1177d ago
Or the fact that a group of hackers proved it's not that hard to hack a multi billion $ company. As soon as Sony prove themselves that their security is good then they'll stop.
S_C  +   1177d ago

Exactly what i am thinking, they are only doing this so that they can get their name thrown about the internet and get their 5 minuites of fame. If no1 reported them and just let the compaines involved get it sorted out behind the scene then their attention seeking attitudes will turn to somthing eles.
Flatbattery  +   1177d ago

With independent security companies involved with investigating the attacks, I'm sure we would have heard by now that Sony's security was not up to industry standard.

Every online company is at risk regardless of their security.

This was not about proving the effectiveness of Sony's security, rather an all out attack that would only end when significant damage had been done.
Brewski007  +   1177d ago
If we knew the identities of these people we'd all just have to chip in and buy them prostitutes to take their virginity and help them move out of their parents basements. Then and ONLY THEN will this hacking problem stop.
bozebo  +   1177d ago
actually, flatbattery, sony's security was total dire. Any connection to the psn servers posing as a developer station (just a bit field in the network packet, authentication wasn't even needed - you can use wire shark to caputre network info then write a custom socket app to connect to the psn pretending to be a ps3, or do it the harder way by hacking a ps3's hardware) was given full permissions over the network commands that could be carried out, so that's normal user commands such as: "unlock trophy", "add freind", but also commands that shouldn't even have existed on the live system, such as: "get user database entry" etc.

That, is a textbook definition of bad security.

Now your other point, that every online company is at risk, yes that is completely true - the particular way in which sony was hacked shouldn't have happened though. Unavoidable hacks are usually due to undisclosed 0-days, so the software developers don't have it patched (or even discovered) in the time that the knowledge has taken to spread to enough people in the hacker community for somebody to take advantage of the exploit.

Also, all android and iOS devices can be hacked by walking past somebody else who is hacked in the street. Then when you walk into work and connect to the work LAN, that is your entire work network hacked through your phone. (the press don't seem to wan't to let people know about this because Apple & Google's share prices would drop too much, obvious bribes are obvious)
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Theonetheonly  +   1177d ago
allright anon......

its not our fault you were fatherless children!
MerkinMax  +   1177d ago
Yeah tr00p3r. I swear to god if this affects the Uncharted 3 beta, the man hunt begins!
JsonHenry  +   1177d ago
I wonder if they regret taking Geohot to court yet?

I just wish the attacks didn't end up causing the consumer so much hassle. We are the ones really losing in the end.
jke82  +   1177d ago
you say that like they SHOULD regret takeing him to court.......
i say they need to go after them harder if anything geo shouldve been fined in to bankruptcy twice over imho..

hackers arent in this to defend anyone they are in it for said hackers own personal gain plain and simple
M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L  +   1177d ago
bozebo : Do you work for Sony? i'm just curious.
Klipz-Wish  +   1177d ago
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the_kutaragi_baka  +   1177d ago
These nerds are terrorist, no need to give them life sentence, a death penalty should be given for causing worlwide mischief..
Fishy Fingers  +   1177d ago
Bit much.
Shadow Flare  +   1177d ago | Well said
No, I think as punishment, their locks on their front doors to their house should be removed, their front door kept open at all times even at night, and a massive neon sign saying "welcome, do whatever you want to this house" should be attached outside it. And if the home owner tries to fight his case in court, activists should break into his house and switch off the gas and electrics, and steal his phone book and wallet. And they should be barraged with mail saying how THEY are in the wrong for letting people break in
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mastiffchild  +   1177d ago
Bubs Shadow-time people started to see this could have happened to ANYONE and we don't blame a gran mugged in the street for not being tough enough to beat the muggers down. Sony were attacked and there is ALAYS something else you could have done in hindsight but the US media led witch hunt has become daft and reminds me a lot of the scare stories when superior Japanese cars started going over in the 70's with build quality and reliability US cars struggle to match even now.

I'd have hoped we'd see the western media grow up a little but the gaming press/sites are a joke and the way Sony have been treated is a piss take.
D R Fz  +   1177d ago
*Slow, Dramatic Clap*
Well said Shadow... Well said.
jke82  +   1177d ago
nope nope its all our fault apperently for going after the first thieve that made the house vulnerable in the first place they are punishing us for going after that fucker then sueing him in to submission
xtremexx  +   1177d ago
Cmon, the spanish caught some of those douches, im pretty sure America can too.
Legion  +   1177d ago
Vast majority are not based in America. I would say a large majority of them seem to be living in my neighborhood.
xtremexx  +   1177d ago
lol wut? where do you live? in a non pedo way
Legion  +   1177d ago
I'll just say south east Asia currently.
Der_Kommandant  +   1177d ago
America is a continent right?
AceofStaves  +   1177d ago
North America is a continent. South America is a continent. 'America' refers to the United States of America.
pcz  +   1177d ago
more free games!
Solans Scott  +   1177d ago
Steep price to pay for free games XD
RedDead  +   1177d ago
Those selfish bast**ds Sony could give us Warhawk this time.
Enigma_2099  +   1177d ago

You want it that bad, BUY the d*** game. I doubt Sony owes you ANYTHING.

And what happened to all those misinformed people that kept screaming that Sony was the bad guy here, and that all the hacking was a GOOD thing?

I bet you're REALLY proud of yourself, George. everyone else may be content with forgetting how this all became possible... me, notsomuch. Way to score a win for consumer rights, you a-holes.
Shadow Flare  +   1177d ago
Pretty sure reddead was being sarcastic by the way, before more people lay into him. You gotta write /s at the end of your comment reddead, sarcasm doesn't come across clearly sometimes in writing
mcsm  +   1177d ago
What are they trying to achieve? it just feels like these people are worthless in their real lives so they do this to compensate.
Shadow Flare  +   1177d ago

correct answer
Flatbattery  +   1177d ago
Making up some worthwhile activities before declaring an attack on Sony is not going to help their reputation.

Attacking a company that provides entertainment and that only seriously pathetic individuals have a real problem with is still immature and pointless.
zinkabass  +   1177d ago
When MS is out of gaming. Might be sooner as we expect though.
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ShadowKingx  +   1177d ago
dont worry. these so called hackers will make a mistake and when they do FBI will be at there door step and these hackers will be saying Hello to Bubba.

hacker- i didnt do anything wrong

police - get in your cell

hacker - i dont want go in there

bubba - hi boy (with a high tone voice)

hacker - are you going to hurt me ( low tone voice aka little kid voice)

bubba - shower time

hacker - Noooooooooooo
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Deadman_Senji  +   1177d ago
Bubba has to sound like Barry White, lol
Pintheshadows  +   1177d ago
Cus i'm English I reckon he'll be called Stocky Frank rather than Bubba.

Phantom disagree monkey on the prowl.
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GrumpyVeteran  +   1177d ago
I think you meant bubba would have a low voice, and the hacker with a high kid esque voice.

But yes, I agree with you.

Put each of these hackers in a cell with a big black man called mr bubbles for 8 years and that'll be punishment enough.
Nicolee  +   1177d ago
it sound personal ! why they hated sony ? they are many big companies in the world but they target sony ?
hiredhelp  +   1177d ago
Cos sony dont roll over.
kindi_boy  +   1177d ago
I think they don't realize how much this could hurt their business, by the way they still run a business even if they have fanboys.
hiredhelp  +   1177d ago
Fanboys hey kid im a 33 yr old gamer been gaming since the start dont talk that crap world to me.

and the disagrees i got are laughable, the ignorance on n4g is ironic,
godsinhisheaven  +   1177d ago
Journalists need to ignore these losers.
ShadowKingx  +   1177d ago
journalist are like drug addiction.

another story, another story, another story, another story.

thats why you always see rumors, lies, and bashing.
Bonobo12345  +   1177d ago
Don't really care, Sony's PSN won't get hacked again.

I pity them really, take away their computers and they are NOTHING
Bladesfist  +   1177d ago
who promised you this? its not lightning its hacking. It could happen to anyone any amount of times.
Bonobo12345  +   1175d ago
Hmm well if it happens again the same as it did the first time, It is truly sony's cock up then.
I just don't think they would let it happen again.
I am quite confident in that..
Infernostew  +   1177d ago
Can't wait for these little bitches to go to jail. They'll have to watch this first to prepare.

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momthemeatloaf  +   1177d ago
STFU about this crap. Hackers post this crap to get attention, and websites post it to get Traffic. It's a vicious cycle. My last time I will ever click on anything hacker related.
th3_d3an  +   1177d ago
Fuck You!!! how about you @get a fucking life already this is so stupid your proving nothing absolutely fucking nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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reaver  +   1177d ago
Stop submitting or approving these type of articles.Because the only thing these people want is attention.Just let the authorities deal with them,because they will be found eventually.
earbus  +   1177d ago
Awesome day one.
bigboss716  +   1177d ago
they cant hack sony now that the government is involved.they will be able to track them down now if they try anything and it maymean psn might go down at the same time.
cyclonus007  +   1177d ago
Why is a Twitter account that brags about committing crimes, posts links to said crimes, and teases future crimes still allowed to remain active?
PHIBALNATION  +   1177d ago
In the process of selling all my PS3 stuff, this is never gonna stop, will be 360 only. And please don't come on here saying the 360 can be hacked as well, these people(hackers) hate sony. Sony was so arrogant from the get go, telling everyone they better get a second job to be able to afford a PS3, etc.
ziggurcat  +   1177d ago
don't let the door hit you on the way out....
cyclonus007  +   1177d ago
And Microsoft is less arrogant? Okay...
Jason143  +   1177d ago
who cares. they got the spain losers already. Have fun in jail. Are you people really concerned about this stuff? We got people being shot daily in Iraq, I dont see how psn really matters. People are stupid some times :(
Bladesfist  +   1177d ago
People who say that sony had industry standard security and it could happen to anyone. http://twitter.com/#!/lulzs... (Some guys who attacked sony) look at the facebook thing. Wow they cant hack facebook but can hack sony.
Rhezin  +   1177d ago
it stops when the put these fuckers under a firing squad. That's the way it should be!
Colmshan1990  +   1177d ago
Hackers, go out and get a job!
nano88  +   1177d ago
i hope they get hacked again
tisoyboy2  +   1177d ago
More like, When will this site stop instigating?
blackburn10  +   1177d ago
I love the arrogance of it all. The 360 people going on as if they are completely safe on their network, these idiots attacking Sony without cause, the people who support these criminals, the chaotic behaviour, the content posting of this $hit, the blaming Sony for the actions of others. I swear this generation is a generation of ignorance.

These cyber mafia @$$es are behaving completely unreasonably and childish. Sony stood up to them and instead of being helped by governments and gaming industry to put these arrogant @$$es in their place before it gets out of control, instead they dance around the issue like its a joke. Make heavy fines and 10 years jail time mandatory for cyber terrorism. Show them it's not a game. Show them that they are not unstoppable. Are we just going to sit on our hands while they tell us what to do or think? F you all. I can support Sony all I like. DON'T tell me otherwise. Next thing you know you will be telling me what not to eat or drink or live
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REDHULKSMASH  +   1177d ago
It'll stop when these geeks get girlfriends and have lives to live....wives, girlfriends, kids, careers take up time. I barely got time to play 2 hours a day let alone hacking websites...not that I can hack.
Between 4 kids, money spending wife, grocery shopping, yardwork, billpaying, working out, humping, cooking, I just wanna spend the remainder of my time PLAYING games not hacking them. During the outage I was only missing about 4 days of multiplayer because I was caught up in trying to platinum crysis 2, playing the gears beta and a couple other trophy clean ups (campain)
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