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Anonymous interviewed –
After the attacks on Sony and PSN, Anonymous has come out and talked to playstationlifestyle. User Takai on SonyRecon’s IRC got in contact with Sebastian Moss, who is a member of GamePress.com. Takai wanted to make sure that Sony does not think that Anonymous is discouraged whatsoever. It seems that Sony has hired Prolexic, a company that specializes in DDoS attacks, to help fight the attacks from Anonymous. Takai believes that the FBI, along with Sony and Prolexic, were watching the main group’s chat, so he had to choose his words carefully. Takai made sure that there is far more to come that what has happened in the short days.
So far, all Sony has seen from us is poking and prodding. A simple salute to let them know, we’re coming. Make no mistake, what you saw today and thought to be frustration is merely preparation for what’s to come.
We said, expect us. Counting us out, would be a mistake.
Takai stated that their beliefs about what has happened and about what Sony has done are shared by many others. There could possibly be an even bigger attack coming soon, but the actual plans are not to be discussed yet. He also noted that they knew this could possibly be a long fight, but they are in it for the long haul.
For the sake of not shooting ourselves in the foot, I won’t comment on specific operational tactics we may or may not employ here. I will however say, that if Sony thinks LOIC is the only trick in our hat … they’re in for a hell of a wake up call. We’re really going all out for this one.
There are many different faces to the operation. Something we encourage is creative thinking.
When asked about the information about employees from Sony that was compiled by SonyRecon, Takai responded that the most important thing in any war is information. The knowledge of your opponent will go a long way. These information included political campaign contributions, floral bouquets, locations of certain key servers in their network, and more. As employees of Sony they will be considered a legitimate target, but as for Dox attacks those are “primarily limited to those in positions of power and in very few cases their underlings”. The limitations of Anonymous’ actions were also put into question.
If you mean, would we endanger someone’s personal safety or that of their family. The answer is no. We’ve already made it clear in sonyRecon that pranks like bomb threats, or false fire alarms are considered out of bounds. That would impede emergency responders from dealing with actual emergencies and thus endanger people. We’re being more calculated than that … If a few VP’s wake up to 20 boxes of KY jelly at their front door, it’ll be great for lulz.
What about the consumers? The Playstation Network was brought down, meaning no one could play games online or use the network’s other services.
The consumers in this are as one might call, collateral damage, we are very cognisant of the fact that we are not making friends nor allies among the average consumer with our attack. This is unfortunate as a concern should always be, will the very people we seek to support not see what it is we are trying to achieve. In this case, many don’t. There has been a lot of hate spread throughout the internet and over forums that we are being reckless and simply punishing consumers more than Sony.
To the consumers I would say …
Before you judge us, take the time to understand us.
And what about the Playstation store? What about all the private information that can be achieved through the store? Your information? Your credit card?
I think I can safely say this on behalf of everyone, we have no malicious intent towards Sony’s consumers. Attacks on systems are done as part of a coordinated effort. Although the operation is open to all, as is ddosing. More detailed operational components are more controlled.
In the end, Takai stated that they want Sony to learn a lesson here. As a jailbroken PS3 owner, Takai talked about his group’s motives.
Sony needs to learn a lesson about life. You can push people only so far, eventually someone’s going to push back… Sony picks fights with kids whom they know to be incapable of defending themselves. We’re here to say, the defenseless, aren’t alone. Sony will not go trodding through the internet unchecked or unchallenged.
im 100% behind them. sony screws with us. so now they get screwed back. yeah it may affect legit ps3 users but that will cause a bigger mess for sony.
Is it safe to post this....I figure there was a reason, that 30 page thread was deleted....
Originally Posted by deadman855555
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Originally Posted by tthousand
Feels like a movie....till they go to Prison...
none of the real masterminds behind anonymous have been caught..only some faithful followers
Originally Posted by XxRaVeNxX