PS3 gamers trying to disrupt Anonymous being asked to join the hive.

After the latest statement from Anonymous regarding Sony as their number one target PS3 players have been attempting to disrupt and distract the hackers by IRC channel chat. Although it seems that they have had little to zero effect on stopping or delaying the war with Sony they still keep showing up.

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Warprincess1162753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

In late June 2008, users who identified themselves as Anonymous claimed responsibility for a series of attacks against the SOHH (Support Online Hip Hop) website.[62] The attack was reported to have begun in retaliation for insults made by members of SOHH's "Just Bugging Out" forum against ebaumsworld users. The attack against the website took place in stages, as Anonymous users flooded the SOHH forums, which were then shut down. On June 23, 2008, the group which identified themselves as Anonymous organized DDOS attacks against the website, successfully eliminating 60% of the website's service capacity. On June 27, 2008, the hackers utilized cross-site scripting to deface the website's main page with satirical images and headlines referencing numerous racial stereotypes and slurs, and also successfully stole information from SOHH employees.[63]

Following the defacement, the website was shut down by its administration. AllHipHop, an unrelated website, also had its forum raided. By the evening of June 27, 2008 was back online and released an official statement in which it referred to the perpetrators as "cyber terrorists" and announced that it would cooperate with SOHH " ensure the capture of these criminals and prevention of repeat offenses." On June 30, 2008 SOHH placed an official statement regarding the attack on its main page. The statement alleged that the attackers were "specifically targeting Black, Hispanic, Asian and Jewish youth who ascribe to hip-hop culture," and listed several hip hop oriented websites which it claimed were also attacked by the hackers. It concluded with a notice that it would be cooperating with the FBI.[62]

When interviewed, Felicia Palmer, co-founder of SOHH, confirmed that an FBI probe was ongoing, and that each time the website was attacked, data on the suspects was retrieved. Palmer indicated that some of the attackers were "located within the United States, between the ages of 16-21" and that a few of them were based in Waco, Texas. Initially under the impression that the hackers were pranksters, she came to believe they were "beyond pranksters" and the attack was racist in nature.[63]

So why would you want to join a racist cyber terriost group. Sony is just trying to protect the Software they CREATED. So guys, don't join these losers. They are just a bunch of immature men that don't have anything better to do in their lives.

EYEamNUMBER12753d ago

pffft no one here is gonna bother to read all that

-Alpha2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

You don't have to: Correct me if I'm wrong, but Anonymous isn't one secret organization, they are anybody and everybody. The Anonymous who you call racists aren't likely the same ones regarding this issue.

Anonymous is simply the term to identify the unity of a bunch of faceless persons behind a computer who want to form a group to tackle a common goal.

evrfighter2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

tl didn't mothereffing read

RockmanII72753d ago

bubs for Alpha, you can't hate anonymous because anonymous isn't a person, they are a large group of people. I'm not doing research into this or anything but I would bet anything that a portion of Anon is against what is going on. The closest thing you can compare Anon to is a country, full of different people and different thoughts.

BeastlyRig2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

I second that pfft!

It said something about something I'm sure of that!

yewles12753d ago

"but Anonymous isn't one secret organization, they are anybody and everybody."

So are the KKK and Neo Nazis.

LoVeRSaMa2753d ago

They are not Racist, they do it Ironically, its a joke when they do it and they play on that joke.

Anonymous is everyone, if people have something to say Anonymous say it, the reason they are doing this is because its a big company VS what 2 guys?

They hacked the PlayStation and opened it up, they haven't been ripping blurays and uploading them :P

N4G has mixed views on right or wrong, in this case I don't think Sony should be pulling out the big guns on this one, and I believe thats the main reason Anonymous are going for them.

nanometric2753d ago

"They hacked the PlayStation and opened it up, they haven't been ripping blurays and uploading them :P"

So, what you are saying is that I can steal/take the keys from you house/car/whatever, make dupicates and send them to all people I know and I won't have to face charges if you get robbed because of that? Please, it's called acomplice in crime. Besides, I must be imagining those riped PS3 games on my torrent site.

p.s. Maybe not the best analogy, but you get the point.

DeadIIIRed2753d ago

@LoVeRSaMa would you mind elaborating a little more on this ironic joke? I'm having a hard time following your justification.

Biggest2753d ago

"you can't hate anonymous because anonymous isn't a person"

That is EXACTLY why you should hate them. The movie Vendetta was cool. It was a movie. This is real life. You don't hide behind masks and attack what seem to be innocent people and companies. Take them to court with justification. The "group" that calls themselves Anonymous are racists. They are thieves. They are terrorists. They are high school kids with great grades. They are girls that love pink raccoons. That's the thing with being anyone and everyone. You ARE everyone. Including the bad ones that people paint you as.

XabiDaChosenOne2753d ago

@yewles ZING!! You win sir!

Bimkoblerutso2752d ago


Couldn't have said it better myself.

sikbeta2752d ago

"the hackers utilized cross-site scripting to deface the website's main page with satirical images and headlines referencing numerous racial stereotypes and slurs, and also successfully stole information from SOHH employees"

That's all I need to know, not only they're a bunch of nerd hiding in teh interwebz acting "tough" and "gangsta", also they're a bunch of racists motherf****s! dedicated to steal stuff from others, that's so right! ROFLMAO!

What they need to do, is go out and GET A REAL LIFE!

pixelsword2752d ago

If that is a wall of text, I hope you're still in high school; for the nation's sake...

Biggest2752d ago

Well said, pixelsword. The way some people act about words reminds me of the dumb ass kid in the back of the class who thought it was cool to be himself. Being dumb on purpose isn't cool, folks.

HSx92752d ago


Because obviously a Mexican, a Black, and Asian can join the KKK, and a Jew can be a Neo Nazi, how about you think about your answer next time before trying to say something smart.The Anonymous group can be anybody or anything as long as you are capable of doing their tasks.

wsoutlaw872752d ago

@LoVeRSaMa See it is not sony against 2 guys its them vs the law like any other case. If they were found to break the law they go to court thats what happens. So now sending a person to court because they committed a crime is bad since its only 1 guy? Why does this kid get pity just because he was stupid. If the court finds he didn't break the law then hes set, no problem. Anonymous is the only one I see attacking innocent people. They think they can make the laws and do what they want just because they joined a basement geek club for lonely 16 year olds who like V for Vendetta. Most of the people in anonymous aren't even skilled at what they do. They just use software that anyone could easily learn to use. Look at the quotes from the article, some don't even know what they are doing. I wouldn't be surprised if a hacker goes after them.

blakstarz2752d ago

That is not even a lot to read unless your lazy or illiterate or both.

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Goatfish2753d ago

i dont know somthing about a racist terrorist group.

MagicGamer2753d ago

What? I don't think anyone hear is going to run off and join a terrorist group lol...can you just sum this book you wrote up in a few sentences?

wsoutlaw872752d ago

they were taking down hiphop websites cuz they're black, and vandalized the webpage with bunch of racist stuff ... cuz they're racists.

Ruggadagod2753d ago

i don't give a fuck. have a good day sir.

gamingdroid2753d ago

"The attack was reported to have begun in retaliation for insults made by members of SOHH's "Just Bugging Out" forum against ebaumsworld users."

Doesn't that say why the attack SOHH?

Why should I believe the victim's story of the motive of being racist? Remember, Anonymous isn't just a group of SPECIFIC people as it constantly changes and it seems pretty much anyone can join believing in their cause.

What Anonymous doing is wrong, but don't misrepresent them! They are more akin to cyber terrorist, and as far as I can tell there hasn't been anything indicating racism especially since it is pretty much a faceless group. How do you know the person behind the computer is of a certain race?

xAlmostPro2753d ago

Guys the anonymous attacking sony are different from the legit ones who attacked mastercard, that baptist church site and supported wiki leaks etc.

They are a bunch of intelligent guys who are very mature..

This act against sony has been very immature, not only that but real anon members don't tend to distort their voice when talking.. only staying hidden.. yet the message to sony was all distorted..

My thoughts are that the sony attacks are being done by some angry 14 year old who googled(maybe his nerdy friends too) how to DDoS(hich really isn't hard) and then again googled some of the high up employees..

im just waiting for the legit anon to stand up and tell these little kids to eff off

hay2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

As you can see the "legit" anon is doing nothing, and this anon says it's THE Anon.
So basically the only fact we have is that they call them themselves Anonymous and are harming people. The rest of it, along with the fact if they are the "legit" or "bastard" Anon is pure speculation as we don't have any ways to prove it.

Right now whole Anonymous group is being blamed for this nonsense.

And yeah, it's obvious that bunch of pre-puberty teenagers are doing it. Grown ups are just buying the games, they don't crap in their pants when someone denies them piracy trying to hide it behind crusade against evil companies that Satan summonned in this God's world and other crap.

Biggest2753d ago

"Right now whole Anonymous group is being blamed for this nonsense"

Um. . . Didn't they blame themselves? When they decided to hide themselves originally they had to know that anyone and everyone would use their name. And it sucks that they didn't "attack" that stupid ass pastor in a more effective way. He decided to get people killed in the name of publicity anyway.

frostypants2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

Well, the obvious drawback behind creating an anarchistic anonymous organization with no real leaders is that anyone can do anything in said organization's name and nothing can be done about it.

It would appear that the creators of Anonymous, whoever they were, didn't think their cunning plan all the way through.

Any random hacker could REALLY damage Anon's image if they were so inclined. And it seems that indeed LOTS of random hackers are doing just that by wasting Anon's formerly good name on this childish cause.

It's a double-edged sword.

gamingdroid2752d ago

"It would appear that the creators of Anonymous, whoever they were, didn't think their cunning plan all the way through."

That is the whole point, as Anonymous is suppose to represent the people that are upset about something and find enough "anger" (or whatever) to retaliate so on the contrary, it is very thought through.

wsoutlaw872752d ago

ya i actually respected anonymous on some things like DEFENDING wikileaks, but the group as a whole has their name on way more dumb things like uploading youtube porn, defacing web sites, and ATTACKING employees. They need to straighten up.

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montyburns0002753d ago

lol, i don't even read Warprincess posts anymore and automatically disagree.

rezzah2753d ago

Well you missed out on the interesting fact that this group is racists. Also that the FBI are keeping tabs on them, especially those who reside within America.

Their age ranges from 16 - 21, based on when the information was taken.

rezzah2753d ago

Thx for the information war, +bubs for interesting.

Jezuz2752d ago

Stop spamming. You're as annoying as they are

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Thesonygeniuses2753d ago

I am soo tired of these hackers.

plb2753d ago

Ddos is hardly hacking. Real hackers would take issue being lumped in with these guys.

hay2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

Judging by those quotes they aren't hackers at all. They said they have around 70 home connections against Sony, and among them probably not much if any zombie machines. Even if there are zombie machines, 70 is easily achievable if there are like 10 people stealthly installing soft on friends/family/net cafe PCs.

We can easily speculate they're bunch of sheep from pretty much one source(topic?) that got hyped by their own wrong ideas.

They're bunch of kids with software, angry at Sony tho's denying them free games. As I said, monkey could do that.

frostypants2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

Agreed. These guys think finding people's personal information on Google is "hacking". Finding publicly available information is not hacking.

Hacking is breaking into a secure database and making off with lots of data...stuff like that.

DDoS and ordering pizzas to a person's house isn't hacking, it's just a childish prank.

MagicGamer2753d ago

Looks like Anonymous may be in for a challenge.

xtreampro_REVENGE!2753d ago

LoL yeah right, I don't know if I should support them or not but this is getting exciting.

MagicGamer2753d ago

By a challenge I mean against a corporation that received a advanced notice and happens to be one of the worlds most leaders in online technology.

socomnick2752d ago

anon = heroes of the internet.

NeoTribe2752d ago

I agree with them harrasing that church but this is total bullshit wut there doin now. When u buy a ps3 ur bound by that little agreement u gotta accept inorder to sign online. Wut gives these little boys the right to say they dont have to? If u dont like sony's terms DONT BUY A PS3! Bottom line is hacks ALWAYS ruin gaming. Diablo2 anyone?

Burning_Finger2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

ANONYMOUS = SUOMYNONA meaning "Major f***ing fail."