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NavyNut said:
Nintendo was too cute to attack.

Maybe they have Cloudflare protection!



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fps_d0minat0r said:
I hate vandalism so I will smash car windows until vandalism becomes an impossible event.

/sarcasm.


good plan.. :p



LudicrousSpeed said:
Apparently PSN is slightly harder to take down and infinitely harder to get back online.

Tech people too busy screaming AAAAAAAAAA in each others faces



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kowenicki said:
Shinobi-san said:
To all those saying ddos is not a legitimate hack, you are wrong.

There are multiple methods to go about ddos, some of which include exploiting security flaws and what many of you think are legitimate hacking.

Fact of the matter is, these service were almost completely shut down for days, a standard ddos attack as you are all probably thinking of it, is not what happened here as those can easily be mitigated or at least partially mitigated.


live was down for hours not days. It wasn't a hack.

"It was down for hours" =/= "it wasn't a hack"



hasn't Anonymous went after these guys as well, can we get a hacker war going, that should be fun to watch.



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Gnac said:
NavyNut said:
Nintendo was too cute to attack.

Maybe they have Cloudflare protection!


Could be Nintendo fans made about poor sales, This is why they think their fight is justified because wouldn't they want to make Nintendo's security good too? I doubt it but would at least be more of  a reason then what they are giving.



DJEVOLVE said:
Gnac said:
NavyNut said:
Nintendo was too cute to attack.

Maybe they have Cloudflare protection!

Could be Nintendo fans made about poor sales, This is why they think their fight is justified because wouldn't they want to make Nintendo's security good too? I doubt it but would at least be more of  a reason then what they are giving.

I'm going to read this post again when I am sober. I hope it makes sense by then.



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LurkerJ said:
kowenicki said:
Shinobi-san said:
To all those saying ddos is not a legitimate hack, you are wrong.

There are multiple methods to go about ddos, some of which include exploiting security flaws and what many of you think are legitimate hacking.

Fact of the matter is, these service were almost completely shut down for days, a standard ddos attack as you are all probably thinking of it, is not what happened here as those can easily be mitigated or at least partially mitigated.


live was down for hours not days. It wasn't a hack.

"It was down for hours" =/= "it wasn't a hack"


A DDoS attack is not a hack no matter how many hours it was down.



BHR-3 said:
psn has been down for 3 days for me so far


Even if XBL was easier to "hack" (can we stop using that word?), XBL was only down for barely 100 minutes and I haven't seen any of my friends from all over the world have problems signing in when it worked again for me. That's not even something you could point out as "success" as XBL could be down for 100 minutes anytime during the year.

And I bet Sony was just down for longer because those people spent their own time with families and friends instead of "fighting" a "hacker" group that is nothing but showing that the media is easy to manipulate. They are everywhere on the internet's news and even on TV although nothing happened. That's the real "hack" they have done.



LurkerJ said:
kowenicki said:
Shinobi-san said:
To all those saying ddos is not a legitimate hack, you are wrong.

There are multiple methods to go about ddos, some of which include exploiting security flaws and what many of you think are legitimate hacking.

Fact of the matter is, these service were almost completely shut down for days, a standard ddos attack as you are all probably thinking of it, is not what happened here as those can easily be mitigated or at least partially mitigated.


live was down for hours not days. It wasn't a hack.

"It was down for hours" =/= "it wasn't a hack"

yeah.  it wasnt a hack.



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