TitanReviews writes: How much is enough? Would we still cheer them for “sticking it to the man” if they sabotaged the disc pressing machines to make every tenth game disc defective?
Heck yeah it is. I can't even get on PSN right now and I know it's because of this hack. PSN may not have been hacked directly, but you know this "maintainence" is directly related.
Got on 10 minutes ago and had no problems while playing Socom 4. Couple of people on my friendlist were on as well. Think it's region specific?
I was able to get on again.
These hackers are idiots. What do they hope to accomplish with this pointless war? Freedom of speech? Are you f*cking kidding me? They're involving too many people now. If they want freedom support from the gaming community then I say leave us alone. NOTHING will come out of what they're doing.
Are they not aware that their actions affect the end-user? So how is Anon doing this for the people?
my psn is normal. oh I forgot the disagree'er is scumbag hacking supporting looser hater piece of sh1t. ewww stinky
Some people have way too much free time on their hands. I think these losers need to stop because they are proving to regular consumers and to sony that you are horrible people that could sacrifice their security. So you know what Anonymous. Keep doing what you doing because your making sony look better and you just proving that hackers are criminals.
HAH! This story is about me!
Looks like sending hackers T-shirts instead of lawsuits was a good call?
If these hackers think they are helpimg Geob*tch, they are not. If anything this might make the courts think twice and maybe give this douche and others that follow some prison time. The ones that are suffering are the gamers not Geo or these lowlife hackers.
"Strip the truth bare according your agenda, fine, but don't do it on the backs of the gamers who didn't ask for this war." WELL SAID!!
their site http://irc.lc/anonops/opson... lets troll it (i know i posted it before)
Aside from it affecting innocent gamers I really don't give a shit.
I give sony about a week b4 they find this guy.
What if it's stephen hawkings?
well then, someone else is gonna have to work on the Theory of Everything...
Then b winning~
good call golden.
lol 10s of thousands of guys you mean
Its more likely to be just a few. They probably have a selection of Zombie machine doing the work, don't need the appoval of the PC owners to use their PC to hack.
i'm thinking it's really john henry eden pissed at the not-so pristine port of fallout 3 (pre- patch).
Get them. Hope the hackers drain your bank accounts like Sony did mine.
Wait so your trolling playstation? right here? right now? on this article? on this website? But.... but your avatars a weird looking picture of sweet tooth, SWEEEEEEET TOOOOOTH! Seriously are you, I can't tell?
This is awesome regardless of which side you're on. I haven't seen anything like this before.
Awesome? I think it's scary but indeed a bit exciting though. I think Anon is taking it too far especially with the latest news on the attacks on Sony employees. Theese guys def. isn't the ones from the old Anon.
Lol, the only people who took it far was Sony by suing and raiding peoples.
Really, so it should be OK for people to just take whatever they want? And trying to stop them or do anything about it is staking it too far? Sony crossed the line? Really? Failoverflow and Geohot did cross the line at all, it's all sonys fault? Sony made them brake a law they were fully aware of? I think not.
Well, Sony is going way too far in their legal actions. I have nothing against sueing pirates, but they're sueing Geohot and Graf_Chokolo, two persons who didn't even enable piracy in the first place. Geohot made sure his firmware couldn't be used to pirate games. Sony, if you want to sue someone, don,t sue someone innocent, sue the person who actually enabled piracy. Also, sueing Geohot is a terrible idea. This is hurting gamers a lot more because Geohot beated Apple and will undoubtely beat Sony. In the end, it will be legal to jailbreak the ps3 like the iphone and this is gonna hurt legit consumers a lot more then the current situation, because that will allow hackers to do what they want without any fears of legal actions against them. I don,t really think they care about being banned from PSN. Beside, Geohot is so confident he can win he even takes a vacation he planned since november and go to south america.
Well. Fair enough if Geohot wins. But then what? Why is Anon doing this? Crapping on consumers and attacking sony employees? Why not just let Geohot win the case then if he's that confident? Anon should stay out of this and stick to their causes like religion, war, free speech etc.
This is about free speech. They've sued GeoHot because he found the PS3's root encryption key and posted it on his site. When the same thing happened with DVD's CSS encryption back in the day and people just started printing it on T-shirts and referencing it in artwork.
jailbreaking devices always lead to piracy, just how dumb can one person get, look at the chart of the other consoles getting jailbroken, what happened to every single one of them afterwards, yes thats right they have piracy, now geodouche gave the jailbreak keys he pretty much opened the door for piracy, im glad sony has it shut for now for all 3.56+ what geodouche did, i.e sharing sony's private information was illegal regardless of what his intentions was
Anon is not "a group". It's anyone who wants to help. Anon usually just gets bored and moves on. ^_^
I really doubt anon actually truly care about this. i personally think they go looking for fights just for the sake of it.
uh yes they did not directly but they provided the tools he beat sony because what he did stopped atats monopoly something illigal in the us At&t had a monopoly on the iphone. his hack unlocked it that was permissable sony did not license everyone to sign software thats also permited in us law if he wind its VERY VERY bad for all gamers it would basically be saying that companys have no rights to what they create. call this scaremongering but if that happened film companys would not watn to release dvds as they couldnt stop piracy game companys would stop production and onlive would become standard simply because its harder to pirate. that is whats really at risk with thes lawsuit
I wish they'd stop taking the name "Anonymous" that's really only relegated to 4chan. Why they have to try and perpetuate an identity that nobody, not even people from 4chan prefer is beyond me.
Sigh. Hackers making big claims and "at times" living up to them. It's starting to really piss me off. Go make your own devices and put what you want on them and sell them to the public. As long as it dosen't involve piracy fine by me. If hackers would just make their own devices for Homebrew only everything would maybe get better.
Yeah, the guy's now a cyber terrorist and like a terrorist he doesn't care that innocent people are affected in his war against Sony. All these people that can't access PSN didn't do anything to him, yet they have to suffer because he hates Sony.
From that article: "The point of a hacker's freedom of information mentality is to lay bare the wrongs of those committing actions perceived to be unjust..." Now who is doing the wrongs here? These hackers must be stopped. They are affecting us players not just for a few days. What these idiots are doing today will affect the future of the gaming industry for ever and we may suffer from that. Joeinsidous is right we shouldn't even be talking about them.
What Geo-Hot did was AGAINST the terms of SONY? So Sony has the right to SUE him. Sony did what a company needs to do. Geo_Hot did what a person SHOULD NOT do! I can't wait until Sony launches their COUNTER-ATTACK!
If you read the court documents, Sony has yet to prove Geohot had a PSN account or agreed to any terms. Seems he hadn't even taken the manuals out of the plastic bag.
That's only part of establishing jurisdiction; it's not even the actual case.
"or agreed to any terms." The excuse of "I didn't read it so it doesn't apply to me" logic or "I didn't know" logic falls flat on it's face in court.
Just because sony defines a term in eula doesnt mean it is legal, hence why they are in court to get a ruling on this situation. They have a right to sue, doesnt mean they are right.
its going just the right amount to show us who these people are. We need to get more tough on them, hacking is not a legitimate thing to do.
Cannot believe how upset poeple are because they cannot access psn or a few sony websites for a few hours. I think you guys have rwal trouble seeing the forest from the trees on this one. This isnt just about hackers and pirates and gamers, it is about technology and information and our rights as humanity to access, learn and better our selves off of other peoples knowldge, I am a gmaer and this will adversly affect gaming as we know it today, having said that anyone who believes in the freedom of knowldge and information for the betterment of humanity and not for the betterment of coprate bank accounts has my support.
Great. Now can you please explain to me how this whole freedom and flowing of information has to do with this? Can YOU actually explain that to me, and not just say it because that's what "they" are saying? Hackers will put together any collaboration of terms to justify what they are doing. You cannot reason with them. If said corporation or even individual is no longer allowed to protect what THEY have created, then what of businesses? Inventions? Patents? It all goes out the window because for whatever reason, every little detail about it is supposed to be divulged to everyone just for the sake of freedom of knowledge? Why? For what? Why is it that these hackers time and time again always attack an existing IP, rather than use their intelligence to come up with something on their own? This is not about freedom or protecting the consumer's rights, because they damn sure aren't doing me any favors. They just get off on throwing stones at the house on the hill.
The reason sony is suing geohotz is over some propriatary code that he and others cracked and then shared with the rest of humanity. Now you have the right to question the value of this particular code for humanity, of which the value is minimal. However it goes hand in hand with the fact that information technology can if truely liberated can be used to help humanity, let us consider the knowledge of pharma corps. They hold extrremely valueable formulas that can and do better humanity, medicine. Instead of helping the sick they want to benifit from the sick, and in my mind that is sick. I noticed you attributed this code to sony, and technically in todays world your right some faceless corporations owns the rights that particular code among other things, having said that it wasnt sony that made the code it was an employee or group of employees, a human! Meaning simply this coporations takes a human breakthrough and utilizes it for their benefit, pure and simple.
The cock sucker hacker crusade, starting geo douche and friends also special guest anonymous.
Wow sad day in gaming.I never thought this would go this far.Hours later and still cant play Socom 4 or MAG.Got into a game of uplink on Port. They was down to their last 2 uplinks.I went far left flank around so I can plan this out right.Spot 2 enemys leave from spawn.Let them go bc i didnt have a silence weapon.Ran into tha uplink and ran into 5 ppl.They didnt even see me I hit them with every bullet in my M4.Twitch to tha P90 put after 50 rounds in them.Still no1 is fuking dead so I say fuk it. I'm going to just steal it.Guess what tha fuk happenslI die from a shotgun.Dude not even looking or aiming at me and he kills me.And here is tha kick I'm dead and he is alive.After 170 shells how is 5 ppl not dead? Ok if tha wasnt bad Once I spawn i go tha same way.I see 3 ppl camped bhind tha truck.So I throw my nade and I killed 1.Okay tha next nade go and nothing happen.Ok u thinking nade went too far.Lol u is wrong I took one step and my own fuking nade kills me LMAO... To all hakers fuk u and tha hole u came out of.I'm sorry but this is nothing but epic nerd rage.I dont know if this problem is just for me but have any1 been getting strange lag in Socom 4.Also I get a msg about Cant obtain server at the time when I want to play MAG. But ppl on my friends list can play MAG but I cant WTh... Sorry for rant but this have been a fuked up day.
hate to break it to you, but your lag issues are completely Zippers fault. They even said there would be more lag today while they prep servers for public beta when it hits the PSN store update.
Can you give me a link?Hopefully would have something about MAG problems.
Yea that's Zipper. I was playing Killzone for hours up until just a little while ago.
"Is "Anonymous" War On Sony Going Too Far?" No, that's funny. :)
Yep hackers are going to far. In the end they will just ruin the industry.
yes they went way too far now they are stomping on every day gamers who like to support the industry, and aint bothered about jailbreak or pirating games!!! way to make lots of regular gamers angry!!!!!!
They should never have started, I dont think Sony is going to take possibly loosing millions lightly and I really dont see how this is helping geohotz, if there was any chance of him getting out of this, it just went down the toilet.
Since when does anon never take anything too far?
War with *Call OF DUTY* and *Madden* for recycling the same garbage and putting a $60 price tag on it every year. War with Gamestop for selling used games and accesories for a $1 less than retail. War with EA for charging a extra $10 for buying a used game War with game devs of this generation hyping up a game that last under 4 hours and fucking sucks and they charge $60
Angry Hackers vs Angry companys the result woooooooooooooooow or nothing at all
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