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Sony and PlayStation.com Brought Down By Anon Attack, More to Follow
04/04/2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

After claiming that Sony’s lawsuit against George Hotz et al was an attack on free speech, hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Sony. Hoping to seek revenge on the company, Anonymous warned that Sony would soon suffer for their actions. Now, Sony.com and PlayStation.com has fallen to the hackers, with more sites promised to follow.

 

Speaking on a IRC chat a group of Anonymous are currently attacking several Sony sites. At the moment both Sony.com and PlayStation.com (including the PlayStation Store over PC) are down, presumably due to a DDOS attack – a distributed denial-of-service attack. People involved in the attack, called “OpSony” are asking that hackers “crash all server of sony please”.

In a document detailing some members plans for the attack, other sites targeted include sonypictures.co.uk and sony-europe.com, which are currently up.

Sony has yet to comment on the attacks. PlayStation LifeStyle will keep you updated as the situation develops.

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2011/04/04/sony-and-playstation-com-brought-down-by-anon-attack-more-to-follow/



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Sony.com is up but PSN is down



Holy crap! They were serious! lulz



I am the black sheep     "of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong."-Robert Anton Wilson

All these attacks are only going to strengthen Sony's legal case counterproductive if you ask me.



Robbie2010 on 04/04/11 11:01 GMT -6

Sony.com is up but PSN is down


Are you sure? I can't access the website O_o



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hatmoza said:

Robbie2010 on 04/04/11 11:01 GMT -6

Sony.com is up but PSN is down


Are you sure? I can't access the website O_o


I JUST got Sony.com to work it took a while, honestly I don't think these guys are hacking into the sites rather they're overloading the servers with requests to make the server not load for people, I could be wrong.



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hatmoza said:

Robbie2010 on 04/04/11 11:01 GMT -6

Sony.com is up but PSN is down


Are you sure? I can't access the website O_o


you know that by trying to access these websites, you're helping anon? cause a dos is basically that :p x1000000000000000000



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holy shit!!

*grabs popcorn*



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People claiming consumer rights just took away a hell of a lot of others peoples enjoyment of their systems. Makes lots of sense.