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Anonymous attacks PlayStation Network

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

PlayStation (Games) 3

An anonymous reader writes "Truly a sad day for the joyous Gamers, especially for PS3 Enthusiasts, as their most admired PlayStation Network which is abbreviated as PSN is encountering gross problems and is inaccessible since yesterday.
Who did it?
The popular internet hacking force Anonymous once again attacks PSN, causing many hardcore gamers to experience unknown errors on their screens."

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Achievment grind to a halt (1)

zpiro (525660) | more than 3 years ago | (#35912010)

Once again gamers become victims of politics.

Gameralities of the interwebs, how sad.

Re:Achievment grind to a halt (1)

crudd (1893782) | more than 3 years ago | (#35912288)

Everyone is a victim of politics. Your dollars are you ballots.

Maybe its time for PS3 owners to vote for a new party...

Lame-ass blog quality reporting... (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 3 years ago | (#35912362)

Its unlikely that Anonymous is behind the downtime.

1) Anonymous quit DDOS'ing the PSN nearly two weeks ago because they realized it wouldn't do them any good PR-wise. They switched tactics to boycotting sony stores.
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2011/04/09/anonymous_to_boycott_sony_stores_next_week [afterdawn.com]

2) Sony's hosting provider claimed that Anonymous's attack was "underwhelming", "medium-scale" and merely an "annoyance."
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/04/source-anonymous-attacks-on-sony-annoying-not-much-more.ars [arstechnica.com]

Anonymous stopped and according to Sony they weren't a serious threat in the first place. So chances are this downtime is a massive internal screw-up on Sony's part. They are probably happy to let people assume it's Anonymous, but they haven't said either way what the real problem is.

It would be ironic if it turned out that whatever measures Sony took to mitigate the anonymous DDOSing were the root cause of the current problem though. At the least, that kind of idle speculation is more interesting to pass around than what that blogger wrote.

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