Unfounded rumour: Hackers planning third attack on Sony

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  1. Maz7006

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    Oh for fucks sake.
     
  2. KingVamp

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    They still do have to act like they don't care. [​IMG]
     
  3. Berthenk

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    While that's true, did they ever truly care for customers at all? Nintendo seemed to care when this guy's house caught fire...
     
  4. FireGrey

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    exactly!
     
  5. Nottulys

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    I personally dont give a damn what the hackers do...they're gonna do it whether people like it or not...it sukcs for the personal info they can take and possibly sell(?)...but they wont get shit from me, cause all I use is PSN cards...I play this shit smart, so nothing of this type of "attack" can happen.
     
  6. _Chaz_

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    Sony will continue to have on online functionality?


    LET THE JOKES GO ON!
     
  7. awssk8er

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    No, I don't think they have, but PSN customers are suffering, so it would be smart to stop.
     
  8. NES SNES V.B. N64 G.C. Wii WiiU

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    Exactly. It's no longer Sony who's suffering it's the PSN customers. Bring back PSN, we've all had enough of these hackers.
     
  9. AlanJohn

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    I'm ok with this if they don't mess up PSN again.
    If they break PSN again then I won't be on there side anymore.
    Enough is enough.
     
  10. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    1. Take the servers down for a while to re-design the system.
    2. ???
    3. PROFIT!

    It's not like they don't have, I don't know, *programmers* there.
     
  11. Rayder

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    Man, if Sony ever figures out who is doing all this, they're going to have a field day busting those people back to the stone age. It may cause sweeping changes in the laws that govern video games. While I don't doubt for a second that this will never completely destroy Sony, it will likely mean the end of their video game business if this keeps up.

    I mean, there's already quite a lot of people who don't like Sony, but add the fear of having your personal info stolen just by using their system and Sony could be forced to deem video games as not profitable anymore and give up, since no one will be willing to use their credit cards on it. Their reputation has already been irreparably damaged. Sony's going to have to do something truly amazing to band-aid that reputation and regain the trust of their customers.

    I wouldn't be surprised if "free" online will become a thing of the past for them. They'll probably start charging for online, using the fees to hire more security people. But it's a catch-22 situation if people are afraid to relinquish their CC#'s to them.

    There's another thing these hackers may not be considering.....a ripple effect through the whole video game industry. They're inevitably effecting more than just Sony by doing this. It's a nasty situation any way you look it. Might we be in for another video game industry crash?

    As for Anonymous, I don't think they're behind this beyond their initial DDoS attacks that seemed to kick all this off. In fact, I think they might be trying to distance themselves from all of this now, just to avoid being blamed for it. They only wanted to hurt Sony, not the general public.
     
  12. Waflix

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    TheLivingShadow quoted, so he didn't write anything wrong. But a lot of people keep saying that they are hacking their Wii, or that a some hackers try to attack Sony again. But that is wrong. You're cracking your Wii, and they will possibly crack into Sony.
    The difference between hacking and cracking is that hacking is with a good reason. Hacking is a job, and you actually help the company, person or whatever. You try to find a leak in the program, and report it so that the company can fix it.
    When you crack into a program, you do it because you want to play videogames illegal, steal someone's money or files etc..
    Please remember this, GBAtemp...
     
  13. ShadowSoldier

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    The only ripple effect I can see (that I can think of right now, add if you want), is that companies such as Nintendo and Microsoft (just in the gaming business) are going to go that extra mile to protect customer data. Obviously they're seeing the effect it's having on Sony and the way users are reacting, and I doubt they'd want any of that.
     
  14. naved.islam14

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    Somehow, I always knew this would happen to $ony.
     
  15. boktor666

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    Why is it that some stupid arse pirates are going to hack or crack it again. Think about this: If you dont buy game, you cant go online. Piracy its called. Now pirates are going to do this again, because they actually want to play pirated software, while they arent allowed to. Seriously, this isnt fighting for a good cause, its because children arent getting what they want without paying for their stuff.
     
  16. xist

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    The more this happens the more the support will pass back to Sony. Continually attacking them is hurting the consumers considerably too and whilst people can support a one off protest type attack, wave after wave assaults begin to get tiresome.
     
  17. ShadowSoldier

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    I love posts like these because somehow posters like you somehow know more than what's actually known. How do you know these guys are pirates, and not actual people who want to steal credit card data?
     
  18. Takanato

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    If they wanted to steal credit card data, they wouldn't be wanting to announce the details to the public.
     
  19. ShadowSoldier

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    Unless they're releasing it after it's already too late.
     
  20. Dimensional

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    this is going too far now. 1st hack on PSN proved they don't secure consumer information there. 2nd hack on SOE proved they don't secure consumer information on any server they own. This apparent 3rd one is just going one step too far. These guys already proved their point that Sony doesn't care about consumer security. Why are they going to go at them a 3rd time? The damage is already done, they've already proven their point. Enough already.
     
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