Sony may not like the fact that the PlayStation Network was hacked, but Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has praised hackers’ abilities; so much so, that he’s calling them geniuses.
He's right about that, nobody knows who they're gonna attack next. Hacker ego inflation will now continue.
Yea pretty much
Shuhei Yoshida is really cool
Nice move Mr.Yoshida ; ) I think that's all hackers really want is some recognition and respect for their skills and after that they'll f**k off. So now that you've gotten it.... haha
Yes! lets ignore the millions of accounts compromised by it and praise them instead!
@above oh come on you know he wasn't saying that, you need to look at this stuff with context
I bet they don't like Battlefield 3 too.
The hackers are brilliant, that's true. However, Sony in their arrogance chose not to correct vunerablilities in their security. I mean, you can't use things like "plain text" for user information and transactions!!! Even an 8th grade programmer would know better!! Let put the blame where it should be, SONY. I mean if you left on vacation for a week and didn't lock up your house and everyone knew you had a million dollars lying on the couch then you come home and it's gone...who's fault is that??????????? YOURS
"He also gave a straight answer to the hosts, saying that he agrees that Sony should have been doing more in the first place before the PSN outage." Admitting once fault is the first step and more confidence is restored in Sony once they recognize the problem!
Oh would you give it a rest. No one that matters lost any confidence in Sony at all. Only hacker fanboys like you made the problem seem worse than it was. I remember you publicly stated on this very site that Sony should hire you to beef up their security. As though you could have done anything to prevent hackers from getting in. Sony has always taken the path of humility in this situation, this is just another example. Sony have more than made up for something that wasn't their fault to begin with. Hackers had a choice to make, they chose to break in. Plain and simple. No amount of security is hacker proof, merely hacker resistant. So drop it you tool.
Are you mad your favorite company got hacked? More joyful information for you: http://kotaku.com/5812053/r... ... and yes, they should hire me! Especially Sony Pictures whom got attacked with a sql injection attack and stored passwords in the plain: http://www.techairlines.com... I promise NOT to be so careless! Enjoy....
"Are you mad your favorite company got hacked?" Nope. Because unlike the childish morons, of which you are part of, I understand that in the world of information technology, nothing is 100% secure. Sure, losing PSN for a month sucked, but thankfully I'm an old-school gamer who has survived without online gaming for over 2 decades. I went back to play some excellent quality games such as Suikoden 2, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy X. Brought to you in part by Sony Computer Entertainment. In the world of adults, you'll find that the rational among us have other means by which to entertain ourselves. The irrational, and idiotic, chose to blame the victim and praise the criminal. "More joyful information for you:" Kotaku is your source? Instantly discredited. Did you even read the entire article? Did you see how circumstantial it was? Did you cross-reference it with all official information? Of course you didn't because you blame Sony for being hacked. For goodness sake they use a source by which you need to subscribe to see the information. And they completely disregard THE LAW, which would FORCE Sony (and at least the security firms they hired to deal with the PSN issue) to be completely forthcoming to official investigators. AND, even IF we can trust Kotaku's word on this, "We hadn't figured out (at that time) what kind of data had been leaked. If only passwords and IDs (were breached), they cannot be considered personal information, and so we didn't want to bewilder our customers." That quote right there supports Sony's moves. How in the hell can Sony come out and say exactly what data was breached if they didn't have a firm grasp on it? Why would they come out, damage their stock and consumer confidence, on unconfirmed and speculative information? Are you really this dense or do you work at it? "... and yes, they should hire me! Especially Sony Pictures whom got attacked with a sql injection attack and stored passwords in the plain." Oh yeah, they should definitely hire a hacker fanboy like you. You wouldn't ever leak information to your hacker friends at all. No, you don't promote hackers in any way. Please. Get over yourself. Storing information in plain text is not as uncommon as you think. It's probably more likely than unlikely that most sites store in such a way for easy transference of data over a secure line. But of course, you and this article blow the situation entirely out of proportion, acting as though nothing has ever been hacked until Sony came along, and this is teh biggest hax in teh history of teh hax." Go ahead, continue supporting hackers and the crimes they commit, continue blaming the victims of hackers. Just makes you more and more of a tool. This isn't about fanboyism, it's about simple facts that you choose to ignore because it's "cool" to hate on Sony and blame them for everything. Hey, why don't you look for an article that connects Lulzsec's attacks with the outrage for OtherOS removal. I bet you're one of those nutjobs that thinks it was an advertised feature and shouldn't have been removed, even though it wasn't and you never used it.
Kotaku is a pro xbox 360 site, so discredited. What about the CIA, Citibank, Escapist, Bethesda and other big websites that were hacked? Does that mean that their website were lacking in security? Your avatar name alone says a lot about your preference.
You can try and discredit Kotaku, but you can go one step closer to the source, KYODO NEWS citing OFFICIAL JAPANESE GOVERNMENT documentation! "According to a report from Kyodo News, citing official Japanese government documentation, Sony Computer Entertainment knowingly delayed telling the public about the extent of an attack on its PlayStation Network so as not to "bewilder" its customers." This is not a "form one of our trusted source"....
Yeah, raise your hand if you're going to subscribe to KYODO News to see if gamingdroid isn't a hacker fanboy tool. That's what I thought. The very idea that Sony would break the law to withhold information FOR A DAY is ludicrous. Just admit you're a tool that wants to blame victims instead of criminals and be done with it. Oh, I also forgot to add self-serving. Hurting for cash are we? No one's going to hire a hacker fanboy to help with "security".
Lost in translation, perhaps. The original text could quite easily have meant that Sony wanted to assess the situation in its entirety so that it could give its customers accurate information. It took time, and could have been done prematurely and suboptimally, which would only "bewilder" the recipients of such information.
LMAO Gamingdroid still going at I see .. I can understand the agrees but what some of you dont realize is that hes been changing up his argument since day 1 of the hack .. he is just grasping at strings to try to make his by now 4th arguement .. btw he was proven wrong on the last 3 1. It was sony fault and he used the rapist excuse 2.He just knew our CC werent encrypt because of some no name site 3. He claimed the info that wasnt encrypt was just as valuable as CC info .. all which proved to be false now he on another arguement or back to #1 where some way .. some how its all sony fault Hey smart guy after you get robbed your always gunna say you couldve prevented it ... keyword "couldve" .. but sense we human dont have the ability to see the future there will always be a couldve shouldve wouldve .. Sony couldve prevented this .. no doubt with the information they have now .. but unfortunately they couldn't see the future to do so
No they arent. It doesnt take a lot of brains to organize a DDOS attack. You just need a lot of willing sheep to overload the server for you. Anonymous is in no shortage of people.
I didn't know DDOS could leak 77 million account info.....
nopunctuation, he is referring to the hacker who got hold of 77 mil of private data. Not the anons who were DDoSing.
giving hackers credit? if i was him i would challenge hackers! now that would be interesting!
Yeah that would go over really well... :-/
how could you call a threat to your company geniuse move?? if that what it takes to get rid of HACKERS guess they are geniuse.
That's quite pathetic really. "They must be genuises to have hacked us".
Maybe SONY is so full of themselves so they are congratulating the hackers who got through their security.
Congratulations for hacking through our security and stealing personal information from our customers. Here's a medal.
I think right now, LulzSec is just attacking everyone, it's ridiculous. It's just plain stupid, and I hope they're caught, for the good of everyone. Why did they go after Bethesda? or Escapist Magazine? Seems pointless.
The problem with LulzSec is they are stupid, most "real" hackers would rather remain anonymous and just set back and watch chaos ensue but these guys gloat about it and tell everyone what they have done...eventually they will be caught because of this.
so fn true zombie hacking is a old subject but people like luzsac are making it a fad. "look at me i hacked obmas cellphone im go to jail radical".
i kinda think its funny it shows flaws in the system they got a twitter account and multiple irc chanels and pastebin uploads and such yet they arent caught with all that public info so it makes you wonder how good they are to the fact that the government hasnt tracked them down yet.
Right now they picked a fight with Anonymous members from 4chan. I wonder if anyone got a website with a blow-by-blow update on the fight.
I agree gaffyh. They are probably just taking advantage of weak security systems, or ones with flaws they know how to exploit so they can get their name out there. Even if the companies they hack don't make sense, it helps their image. Makes them look like the hackers to fear. Hopefully they make a mistake with all this hacking and end up getting caught. Someone has to slip up eventually.
The thing I am geting from LulzSec is they are going after these companies to just show they can and nobody is safe. Also maybe they are trying to show up Annonymous. It's really giving hackers a bad name. A lot of the gaming community used to think hackers we for us. Now it just looks like they want to just flex some muscle and show they are untouchable. I hope they get caught soon, because this is getting crazy.
You inform those companies, not steal information from them and leak them on the internet through torrent. LulzSec are a bunch of criminals if you go by their actions.
Well these "dudes in their mums basement" as many like to see it, are beating the so called security experts quite easily.
You would be surprised that the average hacker isn't likely to be a kid. It's just the once that get caught are the kids... script kiddies don't really count.
...in this comment section you've used "once" in place of "ones". Not sure why that annoys me so so much...but please stop it. :o
To be fair, most of the attacked websites/companies aren't in need of security experts. Sony should have obviously been more vigilant, but Escapist Magazine wouldn't really care as much. The cost of real security isn't worth it for them.
What Biggest said. To be honest, the only way to protect from a DDoS attack is to be huge - so er... that leaves Google as the only safe ones.
You put as much security as is necessary to deter the hackers to go to a different target. Epic Games, Bethesda and so on are minor sites that use off the shelf software. The data they keep are hardly valuable beyond spam you get in your email, and they hashed the password. I think Sony Pictures hack was pretty scary unveiling though, access through SQL injection? No password hashing? What are we in 1999? @bozebo There are ways to protect yourself from DDoS attacks as well, by intelligent tracking packets and filtering. You have to have the infrastructure in place before it happens though. However, the type of attacks here aren't DDoS, they are network breaches to obtain data.
i have confident in Sony security team too!
... I don't know about that.. Sure, they're good with technology & whatnot.. but they aren't always the most successful in life. All hackers are good at is being able to get stuff for free & pissing off companies.
i think its a ego thing the more they hack and never get caught the better they feel about there sad ass lives becuz they never get laid and dnt hav anything better to do then jack off or hack shitz
Hackers are very intelligent! but they need to use it for good!
Definitely, but the ones who use it for good are called security experts. They are the ones that build the security systems because they know the weak points. Just as a hacker exploits a deficiency in a security system, a security expert must anticipate weak points.
Seriously, can we stop with these articles//? I understand it's N4G policy to have as many Sony-articles as possible--but really, your just glorifying/encouraging these idiots with these types of posts. This site really needs a better system of article approval...
Your talking as if N4G user wrote this, its a new quote from Shuhei Yoshida regarding the hack[ers]. It's perfectly news worth and worth submitting here and breaks no rules. Just dont click on the stuff you dont want to read.
shhh dont say that this is sony's part of town. You can't say anything sony negative shhhhhhhhhh
Too late to get into bed with them now Yoshida!
Yes they are geniuses. Unreasonable, ignorant, arrogant, egotistical,anti-social, trouble making geniuses. Hitler was a genius too but I hope he is burning in hell right now. Calling you a genius doesn't mean your not pond scum. A genius could be pointing nuclear missiles at an innocent country.
so now you are a genius if you can use MYSQL Injection? If you do some research on it I bet you would be able to pull it off. Its even easier to defend against. Its sad that these companies get hacked in such a well known and preventable method.
They are evil masterminds who run the internet.
Calling them geniuses isn't going to help matters, it will just stroke their ego. And at the same time, encourage more hacks, erm ...hacking.
The thing about Lulzsec is that most of the things they have hacked are gaming related. It just annoys me how many people on twitter say things like "You guys rock", "Lulzsec are my heros" and my favorite comment which goes something along these lines "I'm a massive EVE online fan but I think it's funny what you guys have done, well done guys lol"..........REALLY ¬¬
Stupid isn't it? These are the kind of people who drop their soap in prisons on purpose.
Anyone else seen this?
Anon needing new members, they have done this crap before, but most the newfags on there won't remember so Anon is not a threat, the real geniuses are far more subtle..
They won't be caught, they're behind 7 proxies
Evil genuises, most of the time. >: D
You won't repair the damage with pretty words thought.
Doesn't take special skill to search the internet on how to do something and copy someone else's work or idea.
what a waste of talent if there so good why dont they put it to good use, instead of going after the gaming community!
They should hack the Fed or JP Morgan, take their stolen money, re-hack into Sony and give all gamers some credit.
And i ALSO N STILL BLAME GEOHOTZ FOR this attack to make HACKERS attack our PSN
Employ some for a counterattack. Or to place gay porn on Cliffy B's desktop so that next time he sees Ice T he gets shot.
Lol they just took down the cia website lol ha ha. I wonder if you can make dummy servers with useless data gets breached they think they are getting good info then bang reversed hack.
yeah they are smart, but using their intelligence for the wrong reasons, that why Anonymous is slowly getting caught for their actions in Turkey and Spain, its only a matter of time, you can't get away with that shit forever, you are gonna get caught at some point.