Hackers bring down Sony.com and Playstation.com, the war starts
After claiming that Sony’s lawsuit against George Hotz et al was an attack on free speech, hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Sony. Hoping to seek revenge on the company, Anonymous warned that Sony would soon suffer for their actions. Now, Sony.com and PlayStation.com has fallen to the hackers, with more sites promised to follow.
Speaking on a IRC chat a group of Anonymous are currently attacking several Sony sites. At the moment both Sony.com and PlayStation.com (including the PlayStation Store over PC) are down, presumably due to a DDoS attack – a distributed denial-of-service attack. People involved in the attack, called “OpSony” are asking that hackers “crash all server of sony please”.
(Update - Some people can connect to Sony.com, but the site is extremely slow). Update 2: The PSN is also experiencing intermittent connection issues for numerous gamers. (Sony have said that the “PSN currently undergoing sporadic maintenance. Access to the PSN may be interrupted throughout the day. We apologize for any inconvenience.”)
In a document detailing some members plans for the attack, other sites targeted include sonypictures.co.uk and sony-europe.com, which are currently up.
Several members have also stated that the “Operation isnt over until sony do a press release”.
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When anons actually form together to attack, that's when you know sh*t just got real. I mean, how could Sony NOT have expected to attract attention from anon? Anon did this exact same thing to the Australian government when Kevin Rudd and Stephen Conroy tried to unrealistically censor the porn content that was available to the general public of Australia (read: "Operation Titstorm") Sony really doesn't have a chance here.
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