HipHopGamer Addresses Sony, Journalist, Anonymous And NGP Details.

PSN is a tough situation to swallow, we all want to go online but the truth is we all want fairness and between these fake Journalist, and malicious Hackers gamers everywhere are suffering.

New NGP details will also accompany this video watch and listen this has deep detail

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Hitman07692820d ago

It's about time somebody speak up about the hacking.

LOGICWINS2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

Wonderful way to start my morning :) I remember him saying he was going to make a vidicle about the hacking situation yesterday.

@Hiphop- So, this is just a response to the first 1:30 min of the vid. I disagree with you in the respect that I believe Sony IS partly to blame for this.

Consider this:

1. After Geohot's settlement, Anon PUBLICLY stated that they were going to attack Sony's networks.

2. On April 4th, Anon actually DOES attack MULTIPLE Sony websites with DDOS attacks and brings them down for a while.

3. Subsequently, DDOS attacks brought down PSN for a day on April 4th as well

Now Hiphop, you say Sony has good security right? How does a multi-BILLION dollar company allow a group of teenagers working from the depths of their mothers basement to hack PSN in the SAME month that Sony got THREE prior threats from them?

BabyTownFrolics2820d ago

you make a good point logic.

either sonys security sucked for such a large and profitable company, or the hackers who folks have been mocking as basement dwelling teen losers are really more sophisticated than folks were willing to give them credit for.

LOGICWINS2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

^^LOL @ the disagrees. Its incredible how far people will ignore common sense in favor of defending Sony on this site.

Sony got THREE serious hack threats in the past 3 weeks...and PSN STILL gets hacked.

Yes, a company that has BILLIONS of dollars AND got a heads up STILL got their system compromised. I'm I the only one here who doesn't think thats freaking ridiculous?!

MAJ0R2820d ago

LOL @ u thinking the disagrees are from people who are defending Sony, you got all of them before you edited your post and only had

"wonderful way to start my morning :) I remember him saying he was going to make a vidicle about the hacking situation yesterday."

LOGICWINS2820d ago

@Major- LOL, well to those people I just have this to say:

Why are you in an HHG thread in the first place if you don't like his work???

InFAMOUS12820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

Logic- While I agree that Sony is to be blamed partially for this matter it can't be all pinned on them..

Your point about teenagers sitting in their mother's basements is a little much. First of all, we don't know who any of these people are. Secondly for all we know it was a single person who hacked PSN.. Third, it takes a very very very talented individual to do what was done. Someone with a HIGH level of intelligence (lacking common sense) and more then likely very educated at elite colleges/universities. One does not SIMPLY hack into a secure server, no matter how INSECURE it is.
With regards to the DDOS attacks against Sony from Anon, there is virtually nothing that can be done to stop them. This is the very reason why Anon uses it.
Last but not least- Sony IS the multi-billion dollar company with powerful assets stretched across the globe and the reality is when a group that goes by the name of Anon threatens to launch a DDOS attack one can not help but be amused.. If they came out and said "Hey Sony, either Anon or another party are going to HACK the PSN, and obtain unencrypted and encrypted customer information causing you to shut your PSN down for an undisclosed amount of time" I am sure Sony would of done something about it.. The overall reality of ALL of this is that, ANY time something like this has happened or WILL happen, you never know how good your security realllly is until it is too late..

Like I said before, it only takes one person that is smarter and a little more bored with better code to completely mess up a good thing..

Muerte24942820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

Even our nations pentagon was hacked around the time of 9/11. Everyone thinks their security is impenetrable until they are hacked. Who do you think these companies consult when they want to make a air tight security system? Hackers. Ultimate you won't know about the bug in your security system until someone exploits it. Had the hacker not been able to access PS3s master key from Geohotz website, we wouldn't even be talking about this right now. It is as simple as "cause and effect". Geohotz screwed everyone in the end. Had he never tried to tamper with the "other os", we would still have linux. We would also be receiving more "feature" updates, than security ones.

Legionaire20052820d ago

Dude like the man said it took them 5 years to hack PS3 5 years!!!! Everything was already hacked before then including the 360 and the wii. They had the best security out of the two with only one problem, the network key!!!! which Geohots jerk off to anime rape porn motherfu*ker!!! release and now some group who had the nerve to use the V for Vendetta mask( Like their crusaders), claim no responsible for this. Wrong!!!! they are responsible!!!! Or maybe its somebody from Australia? I remember reading a article on here where a PS3 user from Australia claim his credit card info was stolen. After all, that country has banned many violent games. Who knows!!! mostly likely the suspects are Geohots and Anonymous.

smoothdude2820d ago

I don't care what Sony says, I think some inside Sony was responsible for the intrusion. Maybe that person is helping Anon, but credit card information all your personal information is generally behind many firewalls and on a separate server. I am having a hard time believing it wasn't someone within Sony.

LOGICWINS2820d ago

"I don't care what Sony says, I think some inside Sony was responsible for the intrusion"

Yup, but no one else here is considering that possibility for obvious reasons.

Biggest2820d ago

So what if they were? Some of you act like you're really into all of this mess, but you care about something so simple. Sony doesn't have your SSN. Even if they did, you could get that protected with a simple phone call. So what if someone gets your credit card info. My friend bought a bag of Lifesavers pops the other day. Most of the pops were broken. She called her credit card company and got her money back. Now she has a free bag of Livesavers candy and sticks. The point is. . . She lost nothing. Just like someone stealing your credit card means you lost nothing. Call and get it back. It's not a big deal. You lost some seconds of your life? Next time someone steals your card info, call them while your crying your eyes out on N4G. You can do both at the same time. As I said in another article (and someone mentioned it here), you're completely safe until you aren't completely safe. PSN isn't new and wasn't hacked when it was new. They thought they had enough protection. You all thought they had enough protection. Now that they don't have enough, they're getting more. And then they'll be completely safe until they aren't completely safe. That's how the world works.

Persistantthug2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

Sony is a Japanese based company, and I'm sure they must have at least SOME network happenings over in Japan.

I haven't heard anyone really contribute to this very plausible theory.....because it is an important one to remember in this case.

Also, how soon everyone forgets, that Sony had a virtually impenetrable piece of hardware for 4 years....But once again, THE HACKERS hacked away at it to compromise it.

None of that is Sony's fault.
Sony's responsibility, yes.....not so much their FAULT.

BabyTownFrolics2820d ago

hackers caused the tsunami in order to weaken sony so that they could hack their network and steal the data sony left unencrypted.

leaving my data unencrypted is sony's fault, especially when they were aware that folks were attempting to hack into their network

FamilyGuy2819d ago

I don't give a fuck about anything you people in this comment section have to say. Hiphopgamer was on point, whether you like him or not.

Also, anyone worry about their personal information like address and email etc should just google their on name. Your info has been on the net for years from any number of other reasons or sites you've signed up for.

Anyone worried about their passwords being compromised should think about this. Have you ever signed up for a small not so well known website? Do you realize the admin on that website has your email address as well as the password you used for their site? If they happen to be one in the same (same password used for the site as your email address) that site Admin or anyone that hacks into their site could have that info as well.

Your info has likely been "compromised" for years. Either take more cautious steps or learn not to worry about it, "ignorance is bliss".

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r1sh122820d ago

I agree that its not sonys fault they got hacked. Because at some point they would have been hacked.
But what is there fault is trying to battle the entire hacking community.
What is there fault is not securing personal details and such data.
According to the data protection act, Data must be securely held and used for the purposes stated.
The only fault I personally see, is that sony didnt encrypt personal data.

Joni-Ice2820d ago

Personal data was encrypted. Sony already said it.

BabyTownFrolics2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

um no....

Q: Was my personal data encrypted?

A: All of the data was protected, and access was restricted both physically and through the perimeter and security of the network. The entire credit card table was encrypted and we have no evidence that credit card data was taken. The personal data table, which is a separate data set, was not encrypted, but was, of course, behind a very sophisticated security system that was breached in a malicious attack.''

- Q&A #1 for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Services
Posted by Patrick Seybold // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

personal data was not encrypted as the quote states above but "behind a very sophisticated security system" that was hacked by supposed (if you go by the comments on N4G over the last few days) loser teenagers in theirs moms basement.

Are folks willfully ignorant of the facts presented by sony themselves or is the cognitive dissonance here at N4G so pervasive that no one can tell real information from bullshit anymore.

Joni-Ice2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

GREAT SHOW HIP HOP! The funny thing is 95% of these comments are from the same assholes who talk shit about Hip Hop but keeps clicking the article every time he post one. I dont know who's worse, journalist wanting hits or the people who comments on Hip Hop gamers articles and bash him just to get agrees.

Blaze9292820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

heh, how ironic...

Megaton2820d ago

It's the ultimate irony, this guy calling out people for fake/poor journalism. It's like when someone at Fox complains about media bias.

user94220772820d ago


You keep saying other journalists are fake and act like you know EVERYTHING and you are the original source of all gaming news.

Dude, have you seen your videos? You're the most fake journalist of all time.

Everyone, do you remember when he said Naughty Dog was going multi-platform but they're owned by Sony so it's impossible?

/Sigh. Stop trying to kid yourself, HHG.

Do some real journalism and stop saying others are fake when you're the most fake of them all.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

Can't believe I saw the whole video.

I'm not defending HHG, but If you didn't see the video (along with people), I will tell you the summary of what was he trying to say about Journalism.

In other words, He said in the video, the Journalism, which they are suppose to be Gamers and suppose to support Sony in this terrible thing, the Journalism are bashing Sony instead of the Hackers (because the Hackers are guilty after all and not Sony).
And Journalism is bashing Sony to get more ''traffic''.
And they don't have the guts to blame the Hackers.

''They don't deserve to be Gamers''.

I believe that's all.

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Ruggadagod2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

i agree with hiphopgamer even though some people might not.

@disagrees: lol give me more i love it. i agree with him you can't stop me. he's not 100% supporting sony with the hack things, he's just saying that nobody is bashing the hackers. nothing is hack proof even though Sony had that attitude. that's all he way trying to say. when sony does something wrong, the whole gaming world looks at them with a magnifying glass. why is this? hhg even said that he wishes nothing bad on ms or Nintendo. he wouldn't want this to happen to any company. they are gonna make psn better than before. the only real bad thing that sony has done with his situation was that

1.they should have blogged/e-mail every psn user
2.had better security

the anon were determined to break psn regardless. would the situation have been better if psn security was slightly better? people would have still ragged on Sony anyway lol.

Hayabusawoman132820d ago

oh yeah its going to get hot in hear for