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BREAKING: Third Attack Against Sony Planned!
BREAKING: Third Attack Against Sony Planned! –
Exclusive: Third attack against Sony planned | Circuit Breaker - CNET News
A group of hackers says it is planning another wave of cyberattacks against Sony in retaliation for its handling of the PlayStation Network breach.
An observer of the Internet Relay Chat channel used by the hackers told CNET today that a third major attack is planned this weekend against Sony's Web site. The people involved plan to publicize all or some of the information they are able to copy from Sony's servers, which could include customer names, credit card numbers, and addresses, according to the source. The hackers claim they currently have access to some of Sony's servers.
Should the planned attack succeed, it would be the latest blow in a series of devastating security breaches of Sony's servers over the past month. The failure of Sony's server security has ignited investigations by the FBI, the Department of Justice, Congress, and the New York State Attorney General, a well as data security and privacy authorities in the U.K., Canada, and Taiwan.
Several weeks ago the hacker group known as Anonymous targeted several Sony Web sites, including Sony.com and SonyStyle.com, with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in retaliation for what its members saw as Sony's unfair legal action against hacker George Hotz. Two weeks ago Sony's PlayStation Network, along with its Qriocity service and Sony Online, were the target of an attack that exposed the personal information of more than 100 million Sony customers. Sony was forced to shut down PSN, Qriocity, and Sony Online, and is currently working to bring them back online after rebuilding the security of its servers.
Sony says it doesn't know who orchestrated what it's calling a "highly sophisticated, planned" attack, but it has dropped hints that the group Anonymous is involved. Kazuo Hirai, chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment, told a Congressional subcommittee in a letter yesterday that the intruders on its servers planted a file named "Anonymous" containing the statement "We are Legion," part of the group's tagline.
Anonymous issued a statement yesterday denying it was involved in the PSN breach. "While we are a distributed and decentralized group, our 'leadership' does not condone credit card theft," the statement said.
Now it seems the same group of hackers that was able to infiltrate the PSN servers is planning to hit back against Sony.
Sony did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
And here we go again..
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And all this kicked off with the removal of OtherOS from the system?
I find it very disturbing that anon claims they have a leadership.
Originally Posted by Briankbl
I preferred anon when they were just random 4chan users.
All I can say is "What comes around goes around" and you get what you deserve ($ony)
These attacks might never end and I have no clue if they will or not , but when you are a greedy corp and want to take away our freedom from our systems that we purchased well then don't bite the hand that feeds you! We want OUR systems and OUR freedom for what we buy to do what we want with it. It's not Sony's choice it's ours!
so to get back at sony for their handling of the psn breach, they intend to publicize more personal information of psn users?
hey anon, i got an idea for ya. instead of ****ing with the people youre allegedly advocating for, how about you redirect some of that fervor towards sony execs, eh?
Yeah for real Im calling bs on the whole anon part. What better way for Sony to villanize the scene than to hack their own servers and blame it on some small time internet hackers.
It wasn't anon that did it, likewise it isn't anon that are planning this I believe. But I could be wrong.
Originally Posted by 856534110967635
Don't believe everything you hear from sources like this. They are trying to pin anon for everything as a scapegoat. Which is why those files were placed on the server. Anon are merely being targeted as a scapegoat for the real hackers.
Please mister Hackers. Find the 3.60+ keys or any info on the servers to do a new CFW for the new games.
Gotta go +1 on this!
Originally Posted by patmorita