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EVE Online Targeted By LulzSec

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the think-of-the-children dept.

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lordsilence writes "It seems LulzSec is now targeting CCP Games' Eve Online with a denial of service attack. The extent of this attack is yet not known but the game cluster and EVEOnline.com website are down at the writing of this post.. A possible reason for targeting CCP could be the affiliation with Sony. CCP recently announced during E3 that their upcoming game Dust514 would be Sony Playstation 3 exclusive."

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352 comments

Too funny... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439398)

Hahahahahaha. Couldn't happen to a more well-deserving group of asshats. Griefers getting griefed. LOL

Re:Too funny... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439614)

Someone got scammed out of three billion ISK then,

Seriously, stop being so trusting.

Re:Too funny... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439844)

No, I actually don't waste my life playing a boring game filled with griefers. If I want a real hardcore game I'll find a UO shard.

Re:Too funny... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439630)

... says the care-bear miner who lost one two many Hulks in hisec

I'm not gay! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439900)

I don't use mac!
My ass doesn't look like wadded up bologna!

Not the only target... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439404)

Mincraft.net was also a target, but appears to be up and running.

Escapist Magazine is down.

I call BS (5, Insightful)

Dyinobal (1427207) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439410)

I call BS on the Sony affiliate thing. They've also attacked Minecraft, and the Escapist Magazine. These guys have no purpose or cause other than drama, they are just Anonymous rejects (which is kinda sad) looking for attention.

Re:I call BS (3, Funny)

OverlordQ (264228) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439486)

It boggles the mind how emos found the time to learn hacking.

Re:I call BS (4, Insightful)

0racle (667029) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439888)

Who needs to learn how to use LOIC?

Re:I call BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439508)

Mojang has announced that the first device to get Minecraft Mobile will be the Sony Xperia phone.

Re:I call BS (2)

jdpars (1480913) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439596)

Agreed. They're children with toys. I may feel angry now, but I know the appropriate response is pity. I'd love to offer these guys an ear to hear out their problems, that's probably what they need most.

Re:I call BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439758)

You may feel angry because those toys aren't available to you, or me.
What you'd love right now is being in the playground with the others and not in a dark, isolate angle, trying to pretend you want to help them out.
See, the canonical good samaritan doesn't fake his attention needs, you might want to look for someone who actually hear _your_ problems.

Re:I call BS (4, Funny)

jdpars (1480913) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439940)

No, I feel angry because my internet spaceships are gone.

Re:I call BS (1, Interesting)

Tolkien (664315) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439606)

My guess is that LulzSec == government entities (joint or not is no matter) looking to discredit Anonymous. The real Anonymous of yore wouldn't point their cannons in such arbitrary manners.

Re:I call BS (4, Insightful)

Millennium (2451) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439692)

The real Anonymous of yore wouldn't point their cannons in such arbitrary manners.

I thought that arbitrarily pointing the cannon was most of the point of Anonymous, both of yore and today. The whole thing with not being your personal army and all that.

Re:I call BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439892)

"Of yore" attacked Visa's website rather than their processing servers, specifically to avoid causing problems for merchants.

Of course, this may have been a one-off thing and the hivemind has since decided that it's more fun to cause as much collateral damage as possible.

Re:I call BS (1, Interesting)

Tolkien (664315) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439906)

Anonymous is nobody's personal army, they coordinate because of shared beliefs and because of the obvious fact that there is power in numbers. Those who don't share the beliefs simply don't join in the attacks. Anonymous is Hive-mind or "peer-to-peer" thought. This is what governments would likely capitalize on. Shards of the group splitting off and "going rogue" with the unspoken objective of discrediting the original values of Anonymous is entirely believable and possible. That's why we need to be careful of who to believe and trust even if they wear the same name tag as "the Anonymous of yore", so to speak. There's no reason for Anonymous to have lost its core values. A different group is just borrowing the name for their own purposes, whatever they may be.

Re:I call BS (1)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439776)

Doubt it, they just opened up an 800 number are simply accepting requests on targets. It sounds like they targeted Escapist because of their recent reporting on their Bethesda hack, but Minecraft and EVE just seems to come from boredom.

Re:I call BS (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439798)

1. Feel cognitive dissonance (b-b-but they're freedom fighters)
2. Blame conspiracy (the government did to smear them)
3. Feel better (I can't be wrong, I'm so smart)
D. Repeat spiral into full retard mode

Re:I call BS (5, Insightful)

artor3 (1344997) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439826)

Paranoid much? Just accept that your heroes are no such thing. They do what they do, "for the lulz". There is no higher purpose. No false flag. They just enjoy making other people miserable and laughing at their misfortune.

I saw something online a month ago or so. Apparently Anonymous responded to a bunch of dating site ads by lonely men, pretending to be interested women, and inviting them to a date at a predetermined place and time. They secretly filled the spot, hoping to live-stream the misery of these people as they realized no one was coming. Was that a false flag attack too?

These people are just bullies, getting off on the suffering of others.

Re:I call BS (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439836)

My guess is that LulzSec == government entities (joint or not is no matter) looking to discredit Anonymous. The real Anonymous of yore wouldn't point their cannons in such arbitrary manners.

My guess is LulzSec is a bunch of sad immature fuckers living with mommy and daddy and conducting attacks as some kind of pathetic form of attention seeking. Just like anonymous. Seriously what a bunch of little babies.

Re:I call BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439678)

they are just Anonymous rejects (which is kinda sad) looking for attention.

They're the only people from anonymous who actually know anything about hacking besides booting up LoIC.

Re:I call BS (1, Interesting)

JavaBear (9872) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439680)

LulzSec is a bunch of DDoS'ing script-kiddies in serious need of some hot and heavy man love in a Super Max...

Re:I call BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439682)

Here's my guess. These are a group of guys that got their butts kicked in some Call of Duty by some 12 year olds online. So to get back at them they first took down Sony PSN. Then they are cross referencing those gamer names with the same gamer names on other gaming sites to see if there are any patterns in passwords so they can hack a real account with substance from these kids. If we could get these 12 year olds to just come out and say that "Anonymous pwns and they totally pooped on us." Then maybe the hacking will stop.

Or its M$ just screwing around.

"Anonymous Rejects"?!? wow... (2)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439802)

What's that like, getting thrown out of your local community college for poor grades?

Re:I call BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439824)

I believe they do for the lulz

Re:I call BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439858)

I'm waiting for them to go after Evony...discreetly.

Ha! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439426)

Curious on how will they justify their actions when they attack UNESCO or Greenpeace. Affiliation with Sony my ass.

Or... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439434)

Or maybe they don't have a motive and are just being dicks for the sake of being dicks.

Re:Or... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439480)

Or maybe they don't have a motive and are just being dicks for the sake of being dicks.

"Winning"!!!

Re:Or... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439882)

Or maybe they don't have a motive and are just being dicks for the sake of being dicks.

Why they need to be stopped, jailed, and meet the real dicks.

Bad Idea. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439448)

Everyone knows the REAL hackers play eve online.

Re:Bad Idea. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439502)

Actually is peak play time for Russian bot runners and RMT sellers and you really don't wanna mess with them. Lulzsec just fucked with the wrong marines

Re:Bad Idea. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439554)

Yeah, those individuals are certainly more dangerous than anyone they've already bothered to hack so far. Keep on believing that.

Re:Bad Idea. (1)

JavaBear (9872) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439750)

Hack a corporation or the US Government, and you get thrown in jail for a short while. Mess with Emo Russian RMT'ers with delusions of grandeur, and they may not settle for just a prison...

Re:Bad Idea. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439872)

Yeah right. Because Russian nolife EVE mafia player is going to search for foreign hackers and then hunt them down...
Don't watch so many american movies they rot your brain.

Re:Bad Idea. (1)

Dyinobal (1427207) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439726)

That might very well be true. The Russians in eve are serious and I know for a fact they have Russian Mafia ties.

If I wrote the news... (5, Funny)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439450)

"IT departments everywhere noted huge gains in productivity today, as LulzSec announced it was taking Eve Online, offline. 'We don't know what happened exactly, but the whole tech crew start screaming about their crack being gone, and suddenly things started to get fixed. Oh - and they all even took showers.'"

Re:If I wrote the news... (1)

rainmaestro (996549) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439586)

Well, _I_ didn't shower today. We're in the middle of a drought here, gotta do my part to conserve water. All you people taking showers are ruining the planet!

Re:If I wrote the news... (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439710)

All you people taking showers are ruining the planet!

Yeah. It's a damn shame that using water for personal hygiene actually destroys the elementary matter it's made of, in clear and inexplicable violation of the laws of Conservation of Mass.

Unless, perhaps, your shower drains into some kind of mass-conversion energy system, in which case... why aren't you selling that sweet, sweet electricity to your local grid and solving the world's energy problems?

Re:If I wrote the news... (1)

Tolkien (664315) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439762)

I'm 99.9% certain my boss rarely showers because when he sits next to me, I'm not kidding here, I have to move my chair (while keeping my feet firmly planted so that he doesn't get tempted to move over) lean waaaay over to the opposite side he's sitting on just to reduce the affects of his nasty stench. Think rotting vegetables and vomit and that's what I have to put up with. How he managed to get married and have kids is beyond my understanding. The only reason I'm still here is because the idea behind the project I'm working on is extremely cool for my resumé, I have trouble getting in at an early hour and he puts up with that. If people you sit near have the same reaction, please save yourself the humiliation and them their health. Shower! I imagine you were kidding anyway, but I still felt like ..venting, I guess would be the appropriate word.

Re:If I wrote the news... (0)

rainmaestro (996549) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439910)

I have the same reaction with the H-1B guys. The smell of curry is just nauseating for me. "No, no, I don't need to come look at it, just describe the problem over the phone..."

Re:If I wrote the news... (1)

Tiger_Storms (769548) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439814)

hey now, I always take my showers before playing eve, as for the productivity part I couldn't agree with you more, off to APB

Given the EVE attitude... (4, Insightful)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439452)

I'm somewhat inclined to wonder if this is just part of some terrifyingly value-rational spreadsheet junkie's byzantine plan to manipulate the market in refined-fictionalonium futures or something of the sort...

Re:Given the EVE attitude... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439642)

Also most eve players are just chuckling since another expansion is due to come out soon and the servers going up and down are expected behavior during deployment. It's a preview for all the newbies.

Re:Given the EVE attitude... (1)

JavaBear (9872) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439772)

Where is the "Like" button when you need it ? :)

Re:Given the EVE attitude... (1)

Ephemeriis (315124) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439722)

I'm somewhat inclined to wonder if this is just part of some terrifyingly value-rational spreadsheet junkie's byzantine plan to manipulate the market in refined-fictionalonium futures or something of the sort...

Honestly, that was my first thought as well.

There's so much metagaming going on in EVE... I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out this was all some plot to gain in-game advantage.

Re:Given the EVE attitude... (1)

Coren22 (1625475) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439832)

Probably a Titan went offline during the DDoS and they are going to tackle him as soon as the game returns.

Though anyone who loses a titan to anything less than a cap fleet is a moron...just log and ask alliance to secure the system for you...

This is getting a tad rediculous (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439458)

ok anonymous can go die in a fire, Just because Dust 514 is PS3 exclusive doesn't mean they need attacking. What next, DDoS Blizzard because diablo 3 looks too much like WoW?

Re:This is getting a tad rediculous (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439514)

This is LulzNet, an Anonymous offshoot. They are apparently just barely more organised, plus you have to actually be invited to join. With Anonymous you just have to turn up and not bring any identification.

Re:This is getting a tad rediculous (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439534)

LulzSec, rather. My mistake. The rest stands.

I doubt the Sony connection (3, Insightful)

JorDan Clock (664877) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439462)

It seems like LulzSec just targets anyone that will get them attention, not just those affiliated with Sony. As the members get caught, I'm very interested in seeing how their "we do it for the lulz" defense plays out in court.

Re:I doubt the Sony connection (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439574)

Looks like they also took down the minecraft login server, escapistmagazine's web server, and finfisher's web server

Common thread here seems to be web servers. Consistent with the hypothesis (from another AC on /. yesterday) that it's an Apache 0day?

Re:I doubt the Sony connection (1)

JorDan Clock (664877) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439600)

If it were a 0day, why would they DoS these websites instead of simply taking data like they did before?

Re:I doubt the Sony connection (2)

The Moof (859402) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439782)

I think the guy who said "just being dicks for the sake of being dicks" got it right. I'm just waiting for them to piss in the wrong person's cereal and tick off someone smarter and better at this than they are. It'll be interesting to see how they handle someone throwing retribution back at them.

And more (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439466)

Also Minecraft & www.finfisher.com

Re:And more (1)

easyTree (1042254) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439932)

Also, LulzSec ate my dog :-(

They are going to... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439500)

Ruin it for everybody, this is the kind of shit power mongering senators die for.

Nothing to do with Sony (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439510)

This has to do with their Twitter feed. They were asking people for suggestions on who to aim for. Someone called in and must have requested Eve online. They stated they intended to take down the login server, but it also accidentally took down the webserver.

Here's their offer: http://twitter.com/#!/LulzSec/status/80675710246723584
Here's their following post with the result: http://twitter.com/#!/LulzSec/status/80681360292978688

Looks like they also took down the minecraft login server, escapistmagazine's web server, and finfisher's web server (some IS company?). They're calling it TitanicTakeoverTuesday.

The real news (1)

zero0ne (1309517) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439548)

Is that Dust514 is going to be PS3 exclusive!

I mean WTF? lets be honest here, 360 has the better online community, and after the month long PS3 network downtime, they still want to make this game exclusive with Sony?

I was seriously thinking of picking up this game, but if its PS3 only, there is no chance regardless of how "amazing" the game is.

Re:The real news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439610)

No

Re:The real news (3, Informative)

Gaspo (862470) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439658)

Nothing to do with quality of PSN vs Xbox Live community. CCP has flat-out stated that they couldn't do it on Xbox because microsoft's networking policies wouldn't have allowed the game to work they way they needed it to to properly interact with EVE.

Re:The real news (1)

Dyinobal (1427207) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439688)

Yep and they wouldn't of been able to do the free updates they are planning to do. Which sort of defeats the purpose of a console based mmo shooter.

Re:The real news (1)

zero0ne (1309517) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439704)

Have a link to back that up? I have not seen a single source that was direct from CCP mentioning that information.

Re:The real news (1)

Coren22 (1625475) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439866)

I don't read the dev blog or anything like that, but others in corp who do stated the same thing. It must have been some kind of announcement recently.

Re:The real news (1)

Talderas (1212466) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439788)

It wasn't just that. It was also that Sony was willing to relax their policies and negotiate with CCP.

Neither vanilla Live or vanilla PSN was suitable for CCP to run Dust 514.

And since MS doesn't allow Live players on the 360 to interact with network players from the PC or PS3 going with 360 would pretty much nix any future of CCP releasing a PC version of Dust 514.

PS3 was the only platform to launch it on because of MS's stubbornness. I also doubt they will add PC for Dust 514 anyway. There exists the risk of losing EVE players to Dust 514 and with the collective play inherent between the two games they will be wanting to ADD players not shift them from one game to another.

Re:The real news (1)

agrisea (877522) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439748)

I don't speak for CPP obviously, but would presume you are not aware:
#1) Dust514 is not exactly new news, EvE players have known about it for about a year. The actual EvE client is being updated to allow the PC to gaming console interaction but that takes time.

#2) Is it easy to port a game written for one gaming platform to another? PS3 was selected at the time because it was the most popular out there and now a couple of years later, it isn't. Do you throw away all that work to code for Xbox or any other game console? I recall when even Xbox was having serious problems so no one is immune.

#3) Isn't a PS4 coming out or is that another vaporware product?

Twenty years ago, hackers were caught, prosecuted, and tossed in a hole for a long 'time out' - What has changed?

Re:The real news (1)

JavaBear (9872) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439794)

Spoken like a true 360 fanboy.

Its random (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439558)

You can call their number and request targets.

Keep going, LulzSec (1)

The Bringer (653232) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439576)

At the rate these guys are going, they are going to be the catalyst for some major changes in law around the world. They've hit some pretty high profile targets that appeal to a wide variety of people. Just wait until the mainstream media (sic: Fox) has their usual "When Hackers Attack..." type of special and that will be the precursor.

Re:Keep going, LulzSec (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439616)

Please don't use imported Latin unless you know how to do so properly. It just makes you look doubly stupid.

Re:Keep going, LulzSec (2)

halivar (535827) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439764)

"Just wait until the mainstream media (sic[sic]: Fox)"

Re:Keep going, LulzSec (1)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439628)

They already reported on the Senate hack, and failed to report that "lulz" is about schadenfreude rather than laughing out loud.

Re:Keep going, LulzSec (1)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439744)

Er... sorry, actually that was an AP wire report that Fox put on their website.

Re:Keep going, LulzSec (4, Insightful)

Millennium (2451) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439786)

This is important. People poke fun at that one report that referred to lulz as "a corruption of LOL," but it really is, both in the linguistic sense and a wider philosophical one. It's not just about having fun, but specifically having fun at someone else's expense. Or, in a word, bullying.

Actually, now that I think about it, I'm going to have to stop using the term. A shame, that, because it really is fun to say.

Re:Keep going, LulzSec (1)

jonbryce (703250) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439646)

Certainly in the UK, no change in the law is required. They can already be jailed under the Computer Misuse Act.

Escapist and Minecraft also targeted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439598)

The Escapist is also currently down, as is minecraft's multiplayer :(

A theory... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439620)

They're targeting Slashdot readers. First the p0rn site and now this!

Sony? (1)

nremorse (916529) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439638)

It has nothing to do with Sony. They set up a phone line that you can call to suggest DoS targets and EVE Online was targeted.

At this point (1)

unity100 (970058) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439662)

im afraid of opening the door to my loo, and finding lulzsec inside.

they seem to be a quite energetic group of hacktivists.

A possible reason... (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439664)

Maybe they're just doing it for the lulz?

Then do equal opportunity (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439686)

If they were attacking CCP for association, then they may as well go after MS as well since they had been part of the plan for Dust's launch, but backed out near completion for "unkown" reasons. Seriously. Trolls be trollin mah games.

What.the.fuck. (1)

man_ls (248470) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439690)

This needs to stop. I can't wait for long prison sentences for all of the people involved in this. It's like Anonymous tried to figure out how they could be even more evil, by exposing unsuspecting randoms to identity theft risk "because they can." It's no longer making a statement, it's the online equivalent of a gang of punks going around smashing in car windows and robbing old ladies of their social security when they leave the ATM.

Only one thing will come of all this, and honestly I'm damn near the point of embracing it instead of fighting it: severe restrictions on Internet freedom and intense monitoring and logging by ISPs and the Government. I want my game servers to be up, I want my credit card information not to be stolen, and if I look at pornography I want that fact to be between me and my hand and not posted to a web site. The Internet should be a place of freedom, but this isn't freedom, it's anarchy and if the choices are between a regulated Internet relatively free of this kind of malicious disruption of innocent bystanders or the "Wild West" over a fiber optic link, I'm just going to have to take the former.

Re:What.the.fuck. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439752)

Very good citizen,
You have passed the loyalty test.

Re:What.the.fuck. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439808)

yes because that will teach them. No it wont. They hack that system, while consumers have to suffer at your stricter laws and regulations. It's like adding more laws to guns. Criminals still get guns. You make me sick. If you're that scared then get offline, but don't try to hurt others because you're pooping your pants.

Re:What.the.fuck. (1)

citizenr (871508) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439902)

This needs to stop. I can't wait for long prison sentences for all of the people involved in this.

Yes, they are terrible, you cant play fav game or check out some website. The world is ending

The motive is LULZ (1)

hendrix2k (1099161) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439702)

Looking at all of their previous tweets, they're clearly just going after any requests with their sizable DoS "cannon". Anyone hoping for righteous motivation or justifiable attacks is going to be sorely disappointed.

Just Waiting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439706)

Until /. redirects to the lulzsec Releases page.

EVE's biggest DDoD... (1)

novalogic (697144) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439714)

...Since Goonfleet swarmed noob ships into Delve!

Re:EVE's biggest DDoD... (1)

Coren22 (1625475) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439928)

Nice. I miss BoB, and they would still be around if Goons didn't get help from NC and Test (though test is a postion of former Goons)

Re:EVE's biggest DDoD... (1)

Coren22 (1625475) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439950)

(though test is a postion of former Goons)

I blame spellcheck...was supposed to be portion, not position...

LulzSec (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439820)

Anyone else think the name LulzSec implies that they play EveOnline? I mean, NullSec was the first thing I thought of when I saw their name. I don't know any other words that sound like that.

Re:i call BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439874)

"I call BS on the Sony affiliate thing. They've also attacked Minecraft, and the Escapist Magazine."

I think you should do alittle bit more research, Minecraft has a deal in the works for a exclusive title (psp). CCP also has a deal for a playstation exclusive title (ps3). Sony also pays escapist for advertisement and reviews. So in whole there all developers/company who have a contract agreement with sony.

After a shitty day (5, Funny)

gatkinso (15975) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439876)

of writing shitty code... for a shitty company... surrounded by shitty coworkers... who think I am just as shitty as they are (haha bitches you are wrong I am NOT as shitty!).... and getting in a shitty traffic jam....

I just want to go home, take a shit, wipe, and play a dumb space game (that eerily reminds me of Microsoft Excel in some ways) and unwind.

Is that so much to ask? But no, the cocks have to be themselves.

Don't shoot the messenger (1)

biodata (1981610) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439886)

It seems that what is being demonstrated is that computer systems are not secure. There is a large computer security theatre industry which is taking many millions of taxpayers' money out of economies all around the world by selling a comfortable illusion of security. It's time to put up or shut up. If we want to spend taxpayers money on security then we should be giving it to someone other than the current recipients, perhaps to people who actually understand security, such as those currently demonstrating its general lack. Or maybe we should just get over it and remember that email is a postcard and that the internet's main purpose is to spread information, not hide it.

Boobs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36439916)

I think all of these recent hacker attacks are just visible fragments of a very angry hacker community. The boiling point was perhaps Sony's lawsuit against George Hotz, but this must have roots way back. I dare suggest it has something to do with the image hackers have received from the media and public over the years. They are "mysterious criminals", "terrorizing cyberspace" and "make sure you buy Norton AntiVirus 2003 for ultimate protection before evil hackers steal your credit cards" - all the while endorsing Windows as the platform to run it on...

Who are these people in bed with? (1)

d.the.duck (2100600) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439918)

Seriously? Are they paid by Micro$oft to do this? Asshats.

Dangerous (1)

QuoteMstr (55051) | more than 3 years ago | (#36439956)

These attacks by LulzSec, Anonymous, et. al. remind me of the old Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life [wikimedia.org] ". In that episode, a child with godlike mental powers causes untold misery when, without understanding, he compels the residents of a small Ohio town to conform to his whim. Likewise, these hacktivist groups wield previously-unknown power, and they use to capriciously destroy whatever offends their ego, whimsy, or underdeveloped sense of justice. In the process, they not only hurt innocent bystanders not only undermine the legitimacy of their cause, but actually encourage more stringent regulation of the Internet. Like a character from a Sophocles play, they hasten the outcome they would fight.

They are legion. They do not forgive. They do not forget. They do not plan. They do not show restraint. They do not not choose their battles. They do not help.

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