What do these hackers have to gain from doing this aside from notoriety? And if that's their twisted reasoning, why is that notoriety so desired? -GameRevolution
Put all hackers in jail - FOREVER
You all might jump on me for saying this but I think that hackers causing all this are working for someone. Why start hacking now? In the last several weeks there has been an extreme amount of hacking activity. I see all of these events leading to the same thing: reducing internet freedoms. Imagine it. Let's say I wanna make you change your habits, reduce your freedoms somehow, but I can't force you to do it. You gotta think that it's your own free will, since you could get really pissed off and violent if you knew I forced you somehow (and there is many of you). So I create a problem for you - at first a small inconvinience (like not being to play online). Soon, my actions become more frequent and more intense and what in the beginning was an inconvenience becomes something that you fear (stealing credit cards, personal data, etc). Not knowing that I was the one that did it (since I was doing it through my proxies) you start screaming for my help, since my role should be that of your protector. And I appear offering you a solution that I claim it's the only one that can protect you - renounce your freedom and you will be safe. And so you gladly accept and become your own warden in your own prison - all that time harboring the illusion that you are safe and protected. Disagree all you want, but this had to be said. I think you are all taking a huge bait and are being reeled in as we speak. These hackers are all coming from the same source. The attacks are far too organized and coordinated for this to be a coincidence.
It's a conspiracy theory I'd support. The internet is a scary thing for the empowered. "People hear more, they read more, they talk more... when enough of them know enough, that will be the end of you" ~ Paul Verrall (Born Yesterday) With regards to companies putting up stronger security... well, they have to dance with the devil (ie they'd have to hire hackers)
One step ahead of you on that theory, however you get credit for posting something that makes better sense than how I would have put it. Up until PSN there was the occasional hack of someones acct, etc but then major corporations are getting hit, and data is stolen? And the people that get caught are getting 1-2 years prison time? There's way too many holes that needs fillin.
Seriously this is getting out of hands. Why do they keep going so far?
No idea man, they just keep escalating. It's really ridiculous. No one has anything to gain.
If they keep stealing personal info and credit card numbers, they can gain quite a bit.
It goes both ways for me. While I hate hackers who steal credit card information, these companies should be doing a better job protecting our information in the first place.
*sigh* You my friend are under the mistaken impression that there is a such thing as "hack proof." If the Pentagon can be hacked, anything can be hacked.
Just because nothing is hack-proof, doesn't mean Sony shouldn't make it harder for hackers to get in their system.
The point is that it wouldn't matter how good the security is, if a hacker wants in, they'll get in and get what they want. Can you prove otherwise?
The only secure computer is a computer that is not connected to a network -- and is encased in solid titanium, and rigged to explode when it comes into contact with oxygen. It is impossible to secure information 100%. You do the best that you can, and you have laws in place to deter people as best you can.
Government can do what they are already doing, pursue the hackers and arresting them and so on. DO NOT INTRODUCE laws to start restricting the internet and other things that have made the internet so great. Don't need to have the government start hurting internet-users/citizens by reducing their freedom on the internet unnecessarily. As Benjamin Franklin wrote: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." This is serious times. Would hate to learn that these "hackers" aren't people in the basements but methods of getting internet regulation rolling. I am not one for tinfoil hats, but watch what bills come in congress, like the Protect IP Act.
Bubs well said. People should be careful about claimering for the government to save them.
This coming from a former President...
Im bit of afraid what Govs may do, i mean im afraid of those laws they may create, it gonna hit us hard...
So true and if you search it up the US government is working on implementing new laws to take control of the internet. One of the few things they built and they sure won`t give it up without a fight. At the cost of it we will pay for it in the end....
They thinking about using Tomahawks VS Cyberattacks... hmmm i think we have a war incoming in Libia or Iran...
Good. Keep at it hackers :/ This will only pave the way for further internet restrictions and I'm sure new laws will end up being made which will end up not only affecting the intended targets which obviously are the hackers, but legitimate users.This will soon end up as your classic case of "people ruining things for other people"
I'd say what's more out of control are the stories about this issue. Let it die, don't give them attention and they'll move on.
Despite ignorance providing the comfortable illusion you seek, it will not make them go away. In fact, it will only empower them to get away with more.
If you've paid attention to these hackers, you'd see everything they do is specifically designed to gain attention and get people talking about them. Mentioning what sites they will hack, being openly brazen. It's all about the attention. They are children who don't care what kind of attention they get. Don't give them attention, and they'll get bored and return to whatever they were doing before.
They don't even know that the gov is working on a more advance Internet, it's gonna get ugly.
Technically it wasn't the civilian govt. that developed the Internet, it was DARPA. They wanted a communications medium that was not reliant on single switching stations like the telephone network is. That way an enemy couldn't bomb your switching centers and take out your communications, you just route around the outage. There already are more advanced "Internets", but they're mainly for research. As for the problems with hackers, it isn't the networks it is the computers that store the data. You can have the most secure network in the world, but when you're running crappy, unpatched Windows servers then you're going to get hacked. For that matter, even well maintained servers can be hacked when you are running insecure applications and using unencrypted transport protocols. Computer security is a complex world. It's not as simple as "making it more secure". Making it more secure involves a LOT of money, a lot of time and a LOT LOT of money... oh, and a lot of money too.
IMO the only reason the attacks are happening to gaming sites now is because of the publicity the PSN hacks had on getting on the news media groups. Hacks are always happening all the time, but if you are a hacker, wouldn't you want to make a splash and get your 15 minutes of fame while the fire is still hot?
It seems like these guys are trying to embarrass people and show how easy it is to hack them. They're getting their lulz over it. This should be a wakeup call to Congress. Weeks ago they were all over Sony for it. How about looking at them instead? Congress is the group that opened the Internet to the world. Why didn't they think about security first? They need to start doing something along with the rest of the governments around the world.
Time to call Cyber-Spetsnaz
The hackers just need to go back to tinkering with their own gadgets. Or at the very least not make these stupid threats like what "LulzSec" is doing.
I have to agree with the last statement of the article; it does sound like MS was relieved they weren't the hacking target. Edit: Ugh, wrong article haha.
Yeah. It could have happened to anybody, they're just glad it wasn't them. But wait another month and the hackers will have made their way over to XBL too. ;-)
It all stems from 4chan and chan "culture" if you can even call it that... I hope you realize that.
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