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Anonymous Plots Revenge against Sony: PS3 Loyalty Questioned

It appears that the battle between Sony and the hackers has just taken a turn for the worst, or better depending on where you stand. It has been reported that a group known as ‘anonymous’ have targeted Sony, stating that they’re out for revenge against the company after their legal actions against developers Geohot and Graf_Chokolo.

If you have been keeping up with the saga, you’ll know that the court battle is still ongoing, but this anonymous group has gone to great lengths to ensure that the world takes notice of their upcoming plans. For starters, they claim that they will attack a number of Sony websites, with Sony-Europe and the Sony Pictures websites specifically mentioned in their website notes.

Following on from this, a report over at PlayStation Lifestyle states that both Sony.com and PlayStation.com are currently down as a result of this vendetta against Sony, but we’ve just checked both sites and they are fine – although loading a little slower than normal perhaps. It is also important to note that the PlayStation Network could be a target for Anonymous, as it has been confirmed that Sony has taken down PSN for ‘sporadic maintenance’ – although there’s no proof that it’s connected to the group, yet.

As a PS3 user taking in all of this news, what are your thoughts on this? If you originally sided with Geohot and his arguments against Sony, do you now feel things are going a bit too far if it could result in the PlayStation Network being attacked? Don’t forget that credit card information is stored on Sony’s servers so this could become a major issue if it escalates further.

Do you support these attacks against Sony, or do you think it needs to stop now?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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DeAD_Gawjus
DeAD_Gawjus

Just play the games, hackers get a life!!!!!!! let people enjoy playing PS3, the one game i like best has been ruined by modders :'( People do something usefull with your life, if u good at doing crap with computers (which i aint :D) Get a job working for these companies not against em. AAHHH i had my say (and i think i was calm :P)

Drew
Drew

To many morons out there not happy with what they have. This hacking business is stupid. Why can't you just be normal instead of breaking into shit making people pass more laws taking even more rights away. I'll put it like this… when kids started doing dumb shit in schools they blamed video games and movies because they allege that video games teach behaviors and all these dip shits hacking to either cheat steal or mess someone else's system up is just proving points for the people who want to shut it down. Grow up book worms maybe adventure outside… Read more »

scott winter
scott winter

You are wasting your time hacking a game console ruskies, try going after some worth while like the US treasury or something that will actually give a good reputation other than that of a fiver year old sucking his thumb because he didnt receive his favorite blanket for their afternoon nap. GET REAL! Sony has more money than the two rejects, enjoy going broke ruskies!

Le Twig
Le Twig

I think people should be able to alter their console, but then again, I think people have the right to do whatever they want without compromise. Forget whether its right or wrong, just consider that there is always a cost, and in this case, it's ruined online games and annoyed many people. I love video games, and I am naturally frustrated by this. Anonymous' crusade on "liberating hardware" is justifiable, but if they are video game fans, the short-comings of this plan are blatant.

Thomas
Thomas

some kid with an IQ that dwarfs yours and mine sat there and figured it out, and then another smart kid figured out how to make it better, and guess what if you want games and consoles to get better than you better just let them keep doing it or we might as well just stop were we are since, the art of invention has become a crime unless you own a corporation. Another thing to look at is hello the computer would not have been invented, and the internet, and computer networking, wireless, cell phones, etc.. Not all Hackers… Read more »

Thomas
Thomas

Sony has used some huge bullying tactics in this matter. If everyone takes the time to truly get up to date as to what is happening in this case they would see that GEOHOT, and Chokola are not in any way doing any of the things that sony is worried about. The Sony PS3 was originally released with an OS2 option. You could use your Sony to put another operating system on your PS3 essentially making it a Personal Computer. They removed this without the consumers consent. Fine whatever, but it is ridiculous to say that we should not be… Read more »

Sam
Sam

Just because you own a ps3 doesn't mean ou can fu*k with other ps3 owners. Doesn't mean you can hack games and cheat online. That's just toxic to the internet community, I hope Sony is ready and I hope they'll find those anonymous bastards and sue them all until they bleed money.

Moshalas
Moshalas

They're not trying to stop credit fraud. As far as I know, Sony are the ones who disrespect privacy front and centre. Sooner or later, that shiny Sony Vaio laptop of yours will no longer be yours and truly.

John
John

It's understandable for Sony to fight back for what they have invented but lines have to be drawn between consumer and manufacturer when it comes to purchasing property and I think the only thing Sony should have control over is the PSN. If it conflicts with the consumers altering their hardware it's just going to be a long battle that shouldn't go legal. Sony will realize (if they haven't already) how much money they've put into trying to deter hackers and go after two individuals who rightfully can do whatever they want to their equipment. It's funny how you're given… Read more »

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