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Anonymous Attacking Playstation Network

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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 03:07 PM
How much of a pathetic live must you live to think, hmmm..., I'm going hack me some PSN and not let anyone play online.
Screw hackers.

posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:10 PM
Here's a update from the Sony website as of April 26 2011......

Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the current outage of PlayStation Network & Qriocity services. We are currently working to send a similar message to the one below via email to all of our registered account holders regarding a compromise of personal information as a result of an illegal intrusion on our systems. These malicious actions have also had an impact on your ability to enjoy the services provided by PlayStation Network and Qriocity including online gaming and online access to music, movies, sports and TV shows. We have a clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore some services within a week.

We’re working day and night to ensure it is done as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and feedback.

Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:
We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:

1.Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;
2.Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and
3.Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.
We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as practicable.

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.

For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.

To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements and to monitor your credit reports. We are providing the following information for those who wish to consider it:

U.S. residents are entitled under U.S. law to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. To order your free credit report, visit or call toll-free (877) 322-8228.

We have also provided names and contact information for the three major U.S. credit bureaus below. At no charge, U.S. residents can have these credit bureaus place a “fraud alert” on your file that alerts creditors to take additional steps to verify your identity prior to granting credit in your name. This service can make it more difficult for someone to get credit in your name. Note, however, that because it tells creditors to follow certain procedures to protect you, it also may delay your ability to obtain credit while the agency verifies your identity. As soon as one credit bureau confirms your fraud alert, the others are notified to place fraud alerts on your file. Should you wish to place a fraud alert, or should you have any questions regarding your credit report, please contact any one of the agencies listed below.

Experian: 888-397-3742;; P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013
Equifax: 800-525-6285;; P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
TransUnion: 800-680-7289;; Fraud Victim Assistance Division, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790

You may wish to visit the web site of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at or reach the FTC at 1-877-382-4357 or 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580 for further information about how to protect yourself from identity theft. Your state Attorney General may also have advice on preventing identity theft, and you should report instances of known or suspected identity theft to law enforcement, your State Attorney General, and the FTC. For North Carolina residents, the Attorney General can be contacted at 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001; telephone (877) 566-7226; or For Maryland residents, the Attorney General can be contacted at 200 St. Paul Place, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone: (888) 743-0023; or

We thank you for your patience as we complete our investigation of this incident, and we regret any inconvenience. Our teams are working around the clock on this, and services will be restored as soon as possible. Sony takes information protection very seriously and will continue to work to ensure that additional measures are taken to protect personally identifiable information. Providing quality and secure entertainment services to our customers is our utmost priority. Please contact us at 1-800-345-7669 should you have any additional questions.

Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment

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For those that live the United States, but not Massachustes or Puerto Rico:

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edit on 26-4-2011 by King Seesar because: (no reason given)

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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 05:08 PM
reply to post by King Seesar

You sure it's March?

posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 05:10 PM
Despite the thread title, I would like to remind everyone that Anonymous did not hack the PS3 network.

They did attack Sony, which they admitted, but they deny going after the network. Groups like this universally take credit when they've done it out of social activism, because that is the whole point. Only criminals don't take credit. And it doesn't help them at all to admit one thing while denying another, and it also doesn't fit with their agenda to go after gamers, so I believe them.

posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 05:34 PM
reply to post by MarkofCain

Lol my bad i changed it from March to April i was just wishing it was March again because back then i still thought my basketball team the Spurs would win the title i know i'll start it for ya hahahahahahaha what was i thinking.....

posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 05:41 PM

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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 07:27 PM
reply to post by MarkofCain

I'm lol'ing at all these nerds crying about not being able to install Linux on their gaming console.

posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 08:07 PM
reply to post by freelance_zenarchist


It's not about being nerds and not about being able to install Linux.

It's about how Sony handled those things. When PS3 came out it's retail price was about 600$ for the whole package INCLUDING the OtherOS feature, then later on when they found out that the OtherOS feature has some security breaches they decided to remove it and how they did it is unethical, they made you choose between OtherOS or Internet, BD capabilities and new games.
Not much of a choice is it?

Now they are being sued for it. Here's a link to the full suit.

posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 08:27 PM
So it's come to this alien war between freelance_zenarchist and MarkofCain the Grays vs the Reptilions world war 3 if you ask me......

Just kidding but on the serious tip i agree hundred percent with what MarkofCain has to say, Sony basically promised you one thing then reneged on it's promise, it's like you hit a lottery number for five hundred bucks but when you go cash the ticket in the store owner only gives you four hundred because he thinks you will spend the other hundred on something he dosen't like....sorry dosen't fly here, Sony could have kept all the features it promised and found ways around stopping what ever scheme a hacker came up with, that's why people in systems management are paid the big bucks.....

posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:51 PM
For anyone who still had doubts about Anonymous being responsible for the hacks -

Sony’s Response to the U.S. House of Representatives

+ Posted by Patrick Seybold // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

Today, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing in Washington, DC on “The Threat of Data Theft to American Consumers.”

< snip >

We also informed the subcommittee of the following:

• Sony has been the victim of a very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack.

• We discovered that the intruders had planted a file on one of our Sony Online Entertainment servers named “Anonymous” with the words “We are Legion.”

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