Unfounded rumour: Hackers planning third attack on Sony

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  1. TLSS_N
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    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

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    According to IRC chat logs acquired by Cnet, a group of hackers is planning a third cyber attack on Sony, which is still reeling from two attacks that have taken the PSN down for two weeks and left 100 million customers with data exposed.

    The upcoming attack is planned for this weekend, and the hackers claim to already have access to some of Sony's servers.

    Furthermore, the hackers plan to publicize all of the info they steal, including names, addresses and credit card numbers.

    Earlier this week, Sony revealed that a "highly sophisticated, planned" attack hit Sony's servers and they took down PSN as soon as it was detected. The company also implied that the group Anonymous had something to do with it, as there was a file planted on the server named "Anonymous" which included the statement "We are Legion," one of the group's mottoes.

    Anonymous, twice now, has denied being part of the attack. [/p]

    via cnet, by way of afterdawn.
     


  2. mercluke

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    i still don't really think that the skiddies of anon were behind this (at least not the same anon that "took down scientology")
     
  3. I am r4ymond

    I am r4ymond PFE

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    I'm at a lost for words now.

    This is just pure maddening revenge lmao. It's as if I can picture the downfall of Sony. They're slowly deteriorating.
     
  4. SinHarvest24

    SinHarvest24 Shiroyasha

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    Leave Sony alone, i think they had enough...
     
  5. IchigoK2031

    IchigoK2031 Wannabe Shirow Miwa...

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    Seriously this is stupid, its punishing Sony, but even more so it's punishing the actual people using PSN, and I personally think they've had enough. Get on with your lives people, there are better things to do...
     
  6. 1234turtles

    1234turtles GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i want to get back on psn. why wont they stop attacking sony they're doing more harm than good.
     
  7. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    I read an article that talked about what actually happened in the room, and it never stated that the hackers themselves said any sort of threat, it only mentioned other people in the same IRC room.

    The original article had vague wording at best, the sites copying the news are going off of a rumor.
     
  8. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    FFS, these hack attacks are pissing me off, I wanna go on PSN, plus I don't want to have my Personal Identity stolen!
     
  9. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Ouch. Well in a way, the silver lining here is that if people get attacked and affected, you can easily see if your stuff has been compromised.
     
  10. Sir VG

    Sir VG GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hey! I'm gonna go break into Fort Knox later, but I wanted to publicly post this information because I want the police to be aware and have extra forces handy. You know, so I have some extra challenge. Because last time was SOOOOOO easy.[/lol]
     
  11. Miss Panda

    Miss Panda GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    This sums up what I was thinking when I read the CNET thing.
     
  12. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

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    Fake report. Even if it happens, no problem, I'm used to all this stuff now lol and to be honest Sony are just getting a lesson from their "mentor", who knows? After all these attacks, we see Sony as a different company, maybe one that ACTUALLY cares for its customers??

    Ofcourse taking into account that they survive in the market with all these attacks. [​IMG]
     
  13. coolness

    coolness PSN: Dutch_DarkLord

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    i wish for the hackers that some terrorist while blow his self up and that all those hacker whilee be killed [​IMG]
     
  14. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    It's official, anon has no lives...
     
  15. Eckin

    Eckin GBAtemp Regular

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    "publicize all of the info they steal, including names, addresses and credit card numbers"

    wow that's fucked up. At least those are just rumors, but still fucked up
     
  16. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    As if it wasn't official before?

    But anyways, this is just stupid. If they really want Sony to change, they have to give them a chance.
     
  17. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed I'm a pretentious sack of shit

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    Hmph If this is true or not, I'd like to see them do anything with my credit card information. If they manage to be able to purchase anything then hey, more power to them.

    As for the people with good credit, I feel for ya.
     
  18. CrimzonEyed

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    Don't group me with crackers please...

    Hackers are not crackers!
     
  19. ShinyLatios

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    Fixed [​IMG]

    On topic:
    Wow, Sony is hacking target #1...
    I still want NGP, but I don't see this happening right now.
     
  20. Raiser

    Raiser I am mad scientist.

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    Companies, no matter how much they "seem to care for their customers", are in it for the money. It is a business after all.