Sony confirms PlayStation Network hacked

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Apr 23, 2011
  1. Delta517
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    In a post late Friday to the PlayStation blog, Sony senior director, corporate communications and social media, Patrick Seybold issued the following update concerning the ongoing PlayStation Network outage:

    An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.


    Though it provides little information on when PS3 owners might see online services restored, the language hints at the potential severity of the situation. Both the PlayStation Network and Qriocity have been compromised to such a degree that Sony felt it had no alternative but to pull the plug. With both systems containing significant amounts of customer personal and credit card data, the implication that at some point that information may not have been secure gives some cause for concern.

    As we reported, in an earlier response to the situation, Seybold wrote that the system could be down for 'a day or two' while the company investigated the situation and effected repairs. While not untruthful, that statement came after the April 20 time given today as the time when Sony turned off the systems. Given the sensitivity of the situation it's understandable that Sony would want to be careful in what information it released; however, should customer data be involved, the company will need to act quickly to share the nature of the exposure with those affected.

    When PSN first went down many presumed the hacker group Anonymous might be resuming its denial of service attack. For its part, though, Anonymous claims it has nothing to do with this round of trouble. A post on the group's blog states, "While it could be the case that other Anons have acted by themselves, AnonOps was not related to this incident and does not take responsibility for whatever has happened."

    Regardless the source, the customer service challenge for Sony continues to mount as players eager to play Portal 2, SOCOM 4, or any of their other PS3 games online become frustrated. Many of them around the Net have started to suggest compensation is now in order in the form of a free game or access to the Plus features of the PlayStation Network.[/p]

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    I'm glad me and my friend played Portal 2 and I activated mine before this whole thing hit us.
     
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    Who cares if it was Anonymous or another anonymous group? Both are the same bastards. The group can simply be lying to protect its reputation by blaming others.
     
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    Protect it's reputation?
    They said they attacked it before so now they're gonna lie?
     
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    Anon does not lie.

    They always are upfront and open about their shit. They are not the kind of pussyfootin' group to hide shit.
     
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    *dances happily* Good for Sony, and good for all the people who still think that your digital media are safe.
     
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    There are also quite a few groups (and a couple of talented individuals) opposed to Anonymous more than capable of pulling this off. They could be the cause and not taking credit to put the suspicion on Anon. Seeing as this seems much more sophisticated than dupeing a load of idiots into aiming LOIC at SCEA I'd definitely presume more of this sort of thing than anything to do with Anon.

    But, TBH, I blame ebaum's
     
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    Still don't get why people are hating on Sony...
     
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    Because they are greedy and flipped shit over their system having homebrew enabled.

    "OMG HOMEBREW WE HAVE TO STOP IT"

    If they were REALLY after piracy, they wouldn't have targeted Geo because he had NOTHING to do with the piracy that followed.
     
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    I myself always find funny when some 19 year old guys in their mother's basements do this kind of shit to big companies.
    They'll get it fixed soon enough.

    What reputation?
    Everyone is noone there.
     
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    They also admitted that it was a bad idea to attack PSN and said they are gonna stop. But you can hurt Sony most if you attack the PSN. So they simply could have continue with their PSN attacks and blaim other groups.
     
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    And of course this fiasco has been ridiculed by Penny Arcade.
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    A bit rediculous that its still down though
     
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    Well, the Anonymous from the beginning of its Sony escapade said they won't attack the PSN. It's rather hypocritical to try to "fight" for consumer rights only to hurt the consumer in your fight. Well, they already hurt consumers with their lame DDoS attack and failed organized protest, but let's not tell them that. It'd hurt their feelings.

    It's probably some fringe group or something. It could be, as the Anonymous said, another sect of the Anonymous, just not them. It's not like everyone whose "Anonymous" is unified. They're incredibly disorganized and across the spectrum.
     
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    Sure. Because Nintendo never bricked any homebrewed Wii's with their updates. They didn't block iPlayer flash carts which have nothing to do with piracy either.
     
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    Actually, you can run emulators on an iPlayer and thus play pirated games. Besides, the iPlayer itself is highly illegal due to the copyrighted code in its bootstrap used to bypass the security measures.
     
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    Emulators have nothing to do with pirated games. If you have the original, you can play it on as many emulators as you like. If you DON'T have the original, YOU are the criminal around here.

    It's like saying that spoons should be outlawed because you can stab someone in the eye with one.
     
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    I think Foxi4 was being facetious about the iplayer. He's saying Ninty blocked the iplayer despite its original purpose was purely homebrew.
     

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