The PlayStation Store is coming back online, but hackers are not finished yet

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Earlier on we informed you about the refreshing news that Sony intends to bring the PlayStation Store online by the end of the week in the US and Europe. However, that’s where the good news ends as a group of hackers have just warned that a fresh attack on Sony is imminent.

The threats have been carried out by hacking group LulzSec, who are in the headlines at the moment for hijacking the US PBS website to publish a fake story informing the world that rapper Tupac was still alive and was living in New Zealand with Notorious B.I.G.

However, after claiming responsibility for that attack, they are now going after Sony, confirming that they are working on a ‘new operation’. Check out the following Twitter message posted by one of it’s members below:

“We’re working on another Sony operation. We’ve condensed all our excited tweets into this one: this is the beginning of the end for Sony.”

They later added: ‘‘Our #Sonage (Sony + ownage) is going at maximum speed, there’s a lot to do”

At the moment, it’s unclear whether the group were responsible for the attacks on the PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store, but a report over at VG247 confirms that they were responsible for an attack on Sony BMG in Japan last week, so it’s definitely possible.

After perhaps bringing a smile to your face earlier with the news that the Store would be returning before the end of the week, you have to say that this is a bit of a heart-sinker for PS3 fans all over the world.

We’re hoping that Sony’s reinforced PSN security will be able to deal with any new attacks that are forthcoming, but we’ll have to wait and see. Give us your thoughts on the disturbing messages from the hackers.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KEGHQNVWYPHUGHW2Y4F25V5TVU Jim

    who would laugh if their computer exploded in their face killing them. Hackers need to get a life . its accualy very sad and i feel sorry for there lonely boring , uneventful life . The world is filled with weird people.

  • Anonymous

    Why, why would you want to bring an end to Sony or anyone’s business for that matter? It’s not fair and is very childish and seems as though they are jealous of others’ success. What have they done, and what have CNET done to deserve pointless attacks on their company? If they put as much effort into seeking a job, most probable in ICT, then they may make a successful and good career as opposed to a bit of ‘rep’ or whatever they want to call it by ‘hacking’ people. Grow up, go home, get a shave, have a wash and have a serious think about your lifestyles!!

  • Anonymous

    Why, why would you want to bring an end to Sony or anyone’s business for that matter? It’s not fair and is very childish and seems as though they are jealous of others’ success. What have they done, and what have CNET done to deserve pointless attacks on their company? If they put as much effort into seeking a job, most probable in ICT, then they may make a successful and good career as opposed to a bit of ‘rep’ or whatever they want to call it by ‘hacking’ people. Grow up, go home, get a shave, have a wash and have a serious think about your lifestyles!!

  • http://twitter.com/dodgebizkit DannyGoldCobraDodge

    All they are doing is ruining the enjoyment of thousands of people that want to use their machines that they paid for to play games. Its stupid, pathetic and really just an unpleasant thing to do to all these innocent bystanders, many of which are kids who want to play games with their friends. Its totaly wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/PeacekeeperSun Phillip Chako

    there STUPID and I never use that word but thats all the hackers in this case are. Sony needs to hire outside security people and end this permanently………….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Lambert/1817446745 Timothy Lambert

      You mean “they’re stupid”.

  • jswalker95

    i feel sad for sony and all their fans as an xbox person.i used to own a ps2 but got xbox bc ps3 wasnt released yet.these hackers are just  fat little douches that live in their moms basment thinking their cool. well news flash ur not.i hope that sony can fend off this attack.now i dont care if you do ur little rank up hacks or fly all over the map but seriously get a life.its not cool. my facebook was hacked once and posted stuff that made me sound like a ass.what are you gaining from that.nothing so y do it.just go fly around the map and leave every one alone

  • jswalker95

    i feel sad for sony and all their fans as an xbox person.i used to own a ps2 but got xbox bc ps3 wasnt released yet.these hackers are just  fat little douches that live in their moms basment thinking their cool. well news flash ur not.i hope that sony can fend off this attack.now i dont care if you do ur little rank up hacks or fly all over the map but seriously get a life.its not cool. my facebook was hacked once and posted stuff that made me sound like a ass.what are you gaining from that.nothing so y do it.just go fly around the map and leave every one alone

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_33HAK2PLUITY7NUW5KTAISM36M baby doll

    screw hackers they all need to go to prison!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Wilkins/100000337491230 Glenn Wilkins

    These hackers are stupid. They are stealing people’s hard-earned money en masse, taking food off their tables, committing nothing short of cyber-terrorism against a respectable company and in turn affecting millions upon millions of people worldwide with their stupid, selfish, juvenile, and immature actions. The lot of them need to rot in jail for a long, long time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1160806719 Sarkooss Ajemian

    I’m an playstation fan from the begining i’ve used ps1,2,psp and now i’m having ps3 also have an xbox 360. I’m getting very sad when hearing these hackers atacking on our beloved all timed respectfull company (SONY). My advice is to all hackers like everyone said you should change your careers! find jobs! get out of your cages that called basements and rooms and put an stop to this nonsence unresulting hacking because some day maybe you get caught and fall behind the bars. Why you hackers dont go and hack microsoft? huh? Stop focusing on sony. I hope sony can deal with these hackings and make an strong security systems. Love Sony (Like.No.Other)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1160806719 Sarkooss Ajemian

    I’m an playstation fan from the begining i’ve used ps1,2,psp and now i’m having ps3 also have an xbox 360. I’m getting very sad when hearing these hackers atacking on our beloved all timed respectfull company (SONY). My advice is to all hackers like everyone said you should change your careers! find jobs! get out of your cages that called basements and rooms and put an stop to this nonsence unresulting hacking because some day maybe you get caught and fall behind the bars. Why you hackers dont go and hack microsoft? huh? Stop focusing on sony. I hope sony can deal with these hackings and make an strong security systems. Love Sony (Like.No.Other)

  • l ll

    I wish you hackers would realise that being able to destroy or illegally obtain people’s intellectual property doesn’t make you “cool” or “smart”.  It just makes you a criminal.  Not even the “cool” kind of criminal either. No,hackers are just above kiddy rapists on the public acceptance meter.  Everyone hates you.  And trying to “bring down” a company as large as Sony is only going to make us hate you more. When your pale, skinny, acne ridden selves are on the news with a harry potter t shirt on and handcuffs behind your backs…and you will be…the entire world will be cheering.  I hope it was worth it for your fifteen minutes of attention.  I guess on the bright side; once you’re in prison you won’t be virgins anymore : / 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000503361857 Tony Morris

    These hackers are really getting on my tits they are spoiling it for everyone else who have forked out a lot of money for one these cool machines.they nedd to be stopped it`s not fair…

  • Anonymous

    Sony needs to hire a hit squad and assassinate these hackers. Get a job you r e t a r d s

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_75PP4IJQTTH6KCJPRCQJP2QHLM Jason

    is this all they can do the little f**kers, they need a life

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Field/1264323926 Martin Field

    F**king hackers. This is the problem about hacking, they just tend to annoy 1/3 (Maybe 2/3) of the world population to prevent them going online. With annoyace, turns gamers to rage and rage blames Sony for the major held up over a month. If only some advanced technology would stop this mess. But i don’t think that’s going to happen. Hackers need to be killed after Sony replenishes the PlayStation Store. One question chained to the hackers; Why sony, why can’t you hack The Pentagon? 

  • GlenM96

    Instead of spending “Millions” on new security spend it on tracing these fu*kers. No point hoping new security will do the job.