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Anonymous to "destroy" Sony network

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Anonymous to "destroy" Sony network  

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-01-03-anony...



Anonymous, the notorious online anarchist group, has released a video stating its intention to attack Sony over its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act.

In the video, posted on YouTube on December 28, the group said that Sony had signed its own death warrant by supporting the controversial American act.

"Yet again, we have decided to destroy your network," threatens the video.

"We will dismantle your phantom from the internet. Prepare to be extinguished. Justice will be swift, and it will be for the people, whether some like it or not."

The post was updated with an image of a dog with a gun to its head, with the following message.

"Dear RIAA/MPAA, meet Sony. Sony is a dog. Sony is your dog."

"Cease and desist in persuing [SIC] your ridiculous futile decade long crusades against grandmas, innovators, teenagers, and dead people. If not we will kill your dog."

PlayStation Lifestyle reported that the #OpSony group within Anonymous has said that while Sony Computer Entertainment is a target the activists will not attack the PlayStation Network or consumers, instead focusing on Sony websites and employees.

Sony has actually withdrawn from supporting SOPA, although Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Music Nashville are still listed in official documents as supporters, and the ESA, of which Sony is a member, still backs the anti-piracy bill.

In April attacks on the PlayStation Network took the service offline for over five weeks.

Here is the video they posted on YouTube (WARNING!!! about 10-15 seconds into the video, the audio gets extremely loud, have your speakers turned down so as not to disturb others):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjOPXpd9PSU






What is bad, is that most of my instructors were saying that this was going to happen and it looks like it just will.
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Added: 6 years, 9 months ago
 
FrAnubis
6 years, 9 months ago
Ok, Sony managers might deserve some "bad luck" due to their support to SOPA...

But the users? I have a Xbox and no PS3, but again: The users?

Why the **** would they attack the users and put their accounts at stake? Is their fault?: no!
Ainoko
6 years, 9 months ago
I know, but hackers really don't care about that
Stumpycoon
6 years, 9 months ago
When they have to open with "Yet again, we have decided to destroy your network" it really takes away a lot of the fear.  If they couldn't manage it before, why be overly worried now?
Ainoko
6 years, 9 months ago
True, but think on this, who has more time on their hands? Hackers or Network/security administrators?
Stumpycoon
6 years, 9 months ago
I agree, but it's a first time thing.  Facing the threat the first time i'd think:
"There's more of them than us"
"They're all hidden but our network is not"
"They only need to disrupt what we built or find some exploit we missed, it's easier to break something than make it work"

Now that they failed before, i'd be a little more confident but not complacent about a repeat threat.
Ainoko
6 years, 9 months ago
True, but even in failure one learns. So Anon can use those lessons and make a more determined and critical attack in the future. Remember Anon (or those who claimed they were) did manage to shut the PSN networks down for 5 weeks, so they did succeed to a degree. But one thing that Anon has that Sony doesn't is nearly unlimited resources to make their attacks.
Stumpycoon
6 years, 9 months ago
I didn't know about the 5 week thing.  On the other paw Sony's staff can learn too and fix flaws that Anon find for them.
Ainoko
6 years, 9 months ago
But not as fast as Anon can find then
Stumpycoon
6 years, 9 months ago
I expect so.  Besides, Anon will find and exploit them before the Sony staff can react.  Any hole they can predict they should have already fixed.  Any that remain they can't predict.
Ainoko
6 years, 9 months ago
Not to mention backdoors as well
C0baltblaze
6 years, 9 months ago
they sound like children who if they don't get their way will break the other kids toy because they cannot just protest like normal people and instead create drama. they need said loaded gun to their heads and told to shut the fuck up or they will be shot!
Ainoko
6 years, 9 months ago
That they do
ColeDragonKnight
6 years, 9 months ago
Anon is just a bunch of bitches, plane and simple, THey all need to be ether caught, Or fucked up. Sony may of been a dick supporting teh Act but thats teh Head honchos fault. Not the employes
Ainoko
6 years, 9 months ago
I agree
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