Hacker Group Promises Doom for Sony

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Hacker Group Promises Doom for Sony

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Group says its new operation will be the "beginning of the end" for Sony.

The hacker group "LulzSec" has announced its intention to continue the assault on Sony's online assets started by Anonymous. LulzSec has claimed responsibility for the recent successful hack on Sony BMG's Greek website, and the recent attack on the PBS website, which included the defacing of the site, and a phony story about rapper Tupac Shakur being alive and well and living in New Zealand being posted on its front page.

The warning for Sony actually came before LulzSec's attack on PBS. Posting on Twitter on May 27th, the group said that it was "the beginning of the end" for Sony. The PBS attack took up most of the group's attention over the next few days, but on May 30th, it said that the operation, which they dubbed "Sownage" would begin on May 31st. Just a few hours ago, a new post on Twitter suggested that not only had the operation already begun, but that it was proving rather successful. LulzSec said that it was "making off with a bunch of [Sony's] internal stuff," but that the company hadn't noticed.

As the PBS attack was seemingly prompted by what the group perceived as a smear attempt on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the channel's Frontline program, it seems reasonable to assume that LulzSec's attacks on Sony are motivated by the same pro-free speech/pro-hacker sentiments as Anonymous. The original attacks against Sony were a reaction to the company suing hacker George Hotz and Sony's out of court settlement with Hotz doesn't seem to have let it off the hook.

Source: Forbes via 1up

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Die Hard 4 sucked in a lot of ways. But right now, I'm really liking that whole "press a key on your keyboard and you blow up" idea it had going on.

This should get interesting.

LulzSec? Sownage? Really? -__-

Well, since I don't own any Sony products, go ahead.

... I still don't even know why. Where's their motivation?

Truly-A-Lie:
But right now, I'm really liking that whole "press a key on your keyboard and you blow up" idea it had going on.

That just made my life.

OT; starting to feel sorry for Sony now.

Nyan Cat? Really?

you clearly haven't seen Nyan Man

Don't these people have anything productive too do?

what the they stay away from my PSN

Why did I buy a ps3 this year? WHY?!

windlenot:
... I still don't even know why. Where's their motivation?

I'm really with you on that.
This is starting to suffer from Comic Continuity Syndrome.
Is this "still" because Sony removed the software feature from the PS3 and sued that guy?

If so, then the hackers' heroic attitude towards this whole concept is starting to get iritating.
It's hard to sympathies with people who are acting all big and mighty when they're causing so much trouble for many innocent bystanders.

Same Shit Different Day. I could not care less about Sony, or for the Hackers. The only ones I feel bad for are Sony's customers. This will not end well.

tghm1801:
Nyan Cat? Really?

you clearly haven't seen Nyan Man

Or Nyanicorn.

I posted a thread about LulzSec/The Lulz Boat yesterday, but eh. <.< >.>

I hope that the core group of LulzSec is stationed in America. We have 'enhanced interrogation techniques' here.

Good thing I don't own a PS3.

Seriously, what are these people thinking? Sony's servers are probably the most watched right now, it's like announcing that a bank is going to be held up WHILE the FBI is still investigating how the previous bank heist happened. HACKER FAIL.

NOTE: I'm not a X360 fanboy; I actually want to buy a PS3 sometime mid-summer. However, I think that I will wait at least three months until all of this hurricane dies down to even try. I think I'll purchase a laptop instead. :P

One wonders if Sony will think twice before suing people after all this.

You can **** my ****, you hacker *****. Here, let me whip it out for you.

You shroud yourselves in righteousness when, really, you're just acting out of greed. You're petty thieves, that's what you are. You claim to be mad at Sony's leaders, but instead of going after those, you fuck with the pastime activities of millions of people worldwide.

Do the world a favor and take a collective dive into an acid vat.

Yeah lets attack Sony over and over again because...SCIENCE!!!? Seriously...just...*sigh*

Gaderael:
The only ones I feel bad for are Sony's customers. This will not end well.

That and the people who try and genuinely eck a living out of working for Sony and the families they support. I'm thankful that I don't personally own a PS3, but man do I feel for people that only have a PS3. Makes me wanna sing that one song from Ferris Bueller's(?) Day Off:

"When Sony was in Egypt's land,
Let the Network go."

Sony dosen't stand a chance. Sorry but no one wins a digital arms race while on the defense; and going on the offensive tends to have bad PR results.

Getting me some popcorn.

And judging by that press release, when they catch these hackers its likely they won't be able to charge them because they certainly sound under age.

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:

Getting me some popcorn.

How responsible of you to merely enjoy reports of these criminal activities, thus feeding their own self righteousness.

Sonicron:
You can **** my ****, you hacker *****. Here, let me whip it out for you.

You shroud yourselves in righteousness when, really, you're just acting out of greed. You're petty thieves, that's what you are. You claim to be mad at Sony's leaders, but instead of going after those, you fuck with the pastime activities of millions of people worldwide.

Do the world a favor and take a collective dive into an acid vat.

This.

Yeah, suing Geohotz wasn't the smoothest move, but he was clearly engaged in shady activities by publishing his hacks that allows piracy to occur. If they wanted to get back at Sony, then glitter bomb their headquarters or something. Don't mess with the consumers.

Hey guys, you might want to consider, changing entertainment systems. Go buy an Xbox Buy a PC.
Looks like an internet false flag that, some people will use to push international legislations to rob us of even more freedom.

I hope, it's just some hackers, stabbing a company.

Well, this should be interesting...being a ps3 owner im intrigued to see how well Sonys new firewalls deal with this apparent 'attack' cant help feeling that it might just be a blatant attempt at causing panic through talk though.

Thanks for ruining it for everyone else, assholes.

CrazyCapnMorgan:

Gaderael:
The only ones I feel bad for are Sony's customers. This will not end well.

That and the people who try and genuinely eck a living out of working for Sony and the families they support. I'm thankful that I don't personally own a PS3, but man do I feel for people that only have a PS3. Makes me wanna sing that one song from Ferris Bueller's(?) Day Off:

"When Sony was in Egypt's land,
Let the Network go."

Yeah, I should've included the work-a-day folk as well. It's not their fault. They can just blame Sony's higher-ups and the Hackers for the mess that they'll be responsible to fix.

I will say this though. This is one of the few times in the last couple of years where I've been very happy to be a PC Gamer. I love the consoles too, but I'm just glad this is not affecting me right now.

Are private servers available for the PS3? Would be nice for the fanbase so they can play without worry.

jebussaves88:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:

Getting me some popcorn.

How responsible of you to merely enjoy reports of these criminal activities, thus feeding their own self righteousness.

1. Not a damn thing i CAN do
2. If i could i wouldn't because i don't care about sony
3.is it really self righteous to say 'I can't do anything to stop them from going after something i don't like so i will just watch"? because i don't think it is.

Like it or not there is nothing i can or would do to help SONY, nothing i can do about a crime that was already committed, reported, and being worked on, and nothing i can do about a band of hackers.

Soon DOS is going to stand for: Denial Of Sony attack

Gaderael:
Are private servers available for the PS3? Would be nice for the fanbase so they can play without worry.

Would be nice but I doubt any are in existance. If there were, I'm sure some activity of the sort would've been noticed by now. Just gotta hope that something positive comes out of all of this.

Voodoo_Person:
Well, this should be interesting...being a ps3 owner im intrigued to see how well Sonys new firewalls deal with this apparent 'attack' cant help feeling that it might just be a blatant attempt at causing panic through talk though.

According to LulzSec, they've already been successful, just that it's slow going. (If they're telling the truth, I imagine that the firewalls is why.)

Hate to be a broken record, but the 'If it's online, it can be hacked regardless of security' thing is...well...true. If someone wants something badly enough, they will get it.

I wonder what they could POSSIBLY take from Sony, though. What do they even have left?

Sonicron:
You can **** my ****, you hacker *****. Here, let me whip it out for you.

You shroud yourselves in righteousness when, really, you're just acting out of greed. You're petty thieves, that's what you are. You claim to be mad at Sony's leaders, but instead of going after those, you fuck with the pastime activities of millions of people worldwide.

Do the world a favor and take a collective dive into an acid vat.

Heh, at work we have a tub of toxic dizzolvement goodness we use to clean airplane parts. Organic material just ceases to exist when it comes in contact with it. (seriously, acid is piss compared to this stuff.) I'm sure I can convince my boss to let me "borrow" some for this righteous cause.

Why don't they catch and prosecute these guys?

Surely if anything can be hacked then anyone can be caught online?

Kopikatsu:
I wonder what they could POSSIBLY take from Sony, though. What do they even have left?

Well, I hate to remind you of your avatar and his wonderful caption, buuuuuut - if I were to hack into Sony, I'd find out what new implementations are going on about the system and its defenses. Either that, or damning evidence that shows Sony's incompetence or greed. In either case, Sony's PR (and probably their bottom line in the process) takes a furthered nose dive.

Kopikatsu:

Voodoo_Person:
Well, this should be interesting...being a ps3 owner im intrigued to see how well Sonys new firewalls deal with this apparent 'attack' cant help feeling that it might just be a blatant attempt at causing panic through talk though.

According to LulzSec, they've already been successful, just that it's slow going. (If they're telling the truth, I imagine that the firewalls is why.)

Hate to be a broken record, but the 'If it's online, it can be hacked regardless of security' thing is...well...true. If someone wants something badly enough, they will get it.

I wonder what they could POSSIBLY take from Sony, though. What do they even have left?

Like a lot of people have said, i really dont get what they expect to achieve, its just pointless

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