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Anonymous Attacking Playstation Network

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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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Anyone have any clue why Anon would be attacking PSN?
I just happened to decide to wake up and play me a few rounds of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and it said I was there was an error logging into the PSN network.
Checked all my cords, cables and connections, and everything seemed to be skippy.

So, I did the only other thing I could think of, and hopped online to see if it was just my PS3, or the PSN itself.
Andddd, this is what I find.




The PlayStation Network was reportedly attacked by hactivist group Anonymous earlier this month with the group releasing a statement soon after saying that it had suspended that line of attack.


Now, anyone know what Sony did to Anon to piss them off?
Because I cant seem to find anything about it.

Btw, if this was already posted, I apologize. I cant seem to get the new search function to work for me. Like, ever.
And, Mods, if this isnt a fit place, feel free to move.

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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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The PS3 was hacked and now Sony wants the hackers' blood.

That's all.

Anonymous has Sony in its sight over the company’s suit against hackers GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, considered responsible for the proliferation of custom PlayStation 3 firmware allowing


edit on 21-4-2011 by snewpers because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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Follow the links in your own thread dude



"During the last few days, Anonymous has been targeting Sony for their outrageous treatment of not only PS3 users and jailbreakers, but also of the general public," it said. "Anonymous is not attacking the PSN at this time. Sony's official position is that the PSN is undergoing maintenance. We realise that targeting the PSN is not a good idea. We have therefore temporarily suspended our action, until a method is found that will not severely impact Sony customers. "Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights," the group added. "We are not aiming to attack customers of Sony. This attack is aimed solely at Sony, and we will try our best to not affect the gamers, as this would defeat the purpose of our actions. If we did inconvenience users, please know that this was not our goal. "That being said, our campaign against Sony and others that would trample on the idea of free information will continue, until we are satisfied with the outcome."

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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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reply to post by Lulzaroonie
 


Sounds to me like there the good guys, and we know sony are scum.



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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This should explain everything.




ETA: Damn! Beaten to it!

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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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toggle log in auto on or off if you cant sign in then you sould be able to connect. you will have to toggle it to the opposite each time you power up. When this stops working goto settings change internet login to protected mode where you will need to input your ps id pass in to login...



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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Anonymous aren't being [SNIP] for the sake of being a [SNIP]. They're making stands and calling for changes for everyone and doing their bit. Their bit isn't necessarily the cleanest way, usually taking down huge companies resulting in profit losses etc, but they have the will and the way to do these things.

And lets face it. If you didn't know Anon made an attack, you would after the event, because it would be publicised in some way, drawing attention to the fact that the attacked party were being, in my own words, [SNIP]!

Mod Edit: Removed censor circumvention
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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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I had a message on Lovefilm that PSN was down but didn't realise it was Anonymous. My PS has Custom Firmware on it anyway so i don't use PSN.

Go Anonymous. Sony were using some very underhanded tactics in this case. The info is now out there so this was just a dog and monkey show for the crowd. The PS3 is still hacked and they can't take that back. Sony should just have done what Microsoft have done with Kinect and opened up the software to see what the full potential of their system is.



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:37 AM
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LOL yeah you must have been hiding somewhere, use the links the other posters provided to get the background information.

douchebag cracked open the ps3 and released the tools to do it. Hacker community immediately enabled piracy and cheating on the ps3 console, which also meant on the PSN. Sony sues, stops him, and Anon, the douchebags they are, decide to gimp all of us LEGIT PS3 players, but attacking the network.

the network is free and it's pointless to target that as the only logical outcome is ps3 owners not being able to enjoy their console. Why on earth is anon punishing the customers not the "big bad evil company" ?

I personally paid a crapton of money for my consoles and games and certainly don't want to play against people with hacked consoles, hacked trophies, and cheats. I don't care if they got the game for free, whatever, but they are able to hack their scores and enable cheats. it's a load of crap and just shows that "anon" is a bunch of attention seeking teenage douchebags with access to a botnet.

Freedom fighters do not punish they people they are attempting to fight for, and that's the only group suffering from psn blackouts.

Anyways, the psn is up and down sometimes you've just got to be patient, the error code it provides will usually tell you why. when all of this went down I had issues because I have 2 consoles using the same wifi router and external IP address, one was able to get in fine, the other wouldn't and I suspect that to be some sort of DoS attack protection in action.

It gets worse if you have certain games that require access to PSN to even play single player, anon is really screwing people with these shenanigans. Geohot broke the EULA, simple as that, doesn't matter if it's the right thing to do, he broke it, bragged about it, then essentially taught the pirates how to use it.

Anon is a bunch of jerks screwing PS3 owners and not Sony
Geohot is a jerk if not for making sony put out constant updates that require me to agree to the T&C at least 6 times now.



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:39 AM
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Ohh, well, that makes more sense now.
I was wondering what the issue was, but now it makes more sense.
Im not against Anon or anything, just moreover wondering what Sony had done to deserve the wrath of Anon.

I probably should have done a tad more reading than I did, but its early, and my mind was still set on video games.
Haha.



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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Sony are only trying to protect their investment and people should just buy the games and they'r not that expencive.
If a game does not make make a decent profit then the developers won't bother making a sequal or other games.

Also Sony made PSN online play free for all unlike Microsoft and their subscription fee's.

IMO Anon are the D1cks



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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edit: double post

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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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community.us.playstation.com...

The fix to the problem i had the exact thing! Really P*ssed me off




posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by Alpal
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community.us.playstation.com...

The fix to the problem i had the exact thing! Really P*ssed me off



Thats a no go, homes.
Doesnt seem to work for me, although the directions are rather...vague.



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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I'm thinking it has less to do with Anon and more to do with the 1.5 update and the weekly update (which is on a regular basis, though the schedule is a little different this week). Also, a few of the actual site for Playstation are down. Maybe they bit off more than they could chew, ya know? lol... But the updates have been known to affect the online play of games not associated with ps home.. Don't know if any of that was useful, but good luck logging in all.



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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It's been down for longer than ever now, I tried about 1am this morning and again today at 5pm and it's still down.

Could it have somthing to do with this.

Strange how other big hosts also went down at around the same time.

www.bbc.co.uk...
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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 11:40 AM
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UPDATE 1: It has been reported just a while ago that PSN access in UK and mainland Europe will be restored just before this evening’s primetime, and North America and other countries shall follow later



posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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I for one support sony and its lawsuit 100 percent. George Hotz has pretty much ruined every existing PS3 game and future games by his actions, Allowing idiots who think life revolves around being ranked number one on the Call of Duty leaderboards.

If I was sony, I'd tar and feather his A$$.



posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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This is one time I'm glad to be stuck in the "90's" due to my slow dial-up connection (hence the "posted from m.abovetopsecret.com"). Honestly, if Anon thinks Sony is bad - Microsoft charges gamers for their Xbox Live accounts!


 
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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
Anonymous aren't being d1cks for the sake of being a d1ck. They're making stands and calling for changes for everyone and doing their bit. Their bit isn't necessarily the cleanest way, usually taking down huge companies resulting in profit losses etc, but they have the will and the way to do these things.

And lets face it. If you didn't know Anon made an attack, you would after the event, because it would be publicised in some way, drawing attention to the fact that the attacked party were being, in my own words, dick weeds!


Yes and they hack companies if the companies don't do what they want them to do. Trade one dictator for another.




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