Sony's PlayStation Network is down, Anonymous denies involvement

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Sony’s PlayStation Network is down, Anonymous denies involvement.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/04/R1oTYe.jpg[/newsimage]Sony's online PlayStation Network, which allows millions of users access to games, movies and more, has been effectively dead since yesterday. Despite the striking similarity and comparable timing with Anonymous' recent attacks on the company (most agree the group was responsible for a sporadic PSN outage two weeks ago), the hacker collective has denied any involvement. 


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/sonys-playstation-network-is-down-anonymous-denies-involvement-43597/](http://www.myce.com/news/sonys-playstation-network-is-down-anonymous-denies-involvement-43597/)


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Boo Hoo! A bunch of ardent Gamers might actually have to deal with the “Real” World for a few days. God forbid they might have to leave their Consoles long enough to wipe their Noses or take a Shower.


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[QUOTE=olddancer;2585555]Boo Hoo! A bunch of ardent Gamers might actually have to deal with the “Real” World for a few days. God forbid they might have to leave their Consoles long enough to wipe their Noses or take a Shower.[/QUOTE]

Not if they own a Wii and/or Xbox 360. :wink:


#4

So basically, Sony brought the PlayStation Network down themselves due to an intrusion detection. So while Anonymous didn’t cause the downtime via a DDoS attack, it very well could have been them attempting to infiltrate Sony systems, to which Sony responded by taking their own service(s) offline. Interesting story, hope more details come out soon!


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[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2585676]So basically, Sony brought the PlayStation Network down themselves due to an intrusion detection. So while Anonymous didn’t cause the downtime via a DDoS attack, it very well could have been them attempting to infiltrate Sony systems, to which Sony responded by taking their own service(s) offline. Interesting story, hope more details come out soon![/QUOTE]

I’m staying on top of this story over the weekend, so any additional details that turn up will be added to this article via updates.

Thanks for reading!


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[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2585676]So basically, Sony brought the PlayStation Network down themselves due to an intrusion detection. So while Anonymous didn’t cause the downtime via a DDoS attack, it very well could have been them attempting to infiltrate Sony systems, to which Sony responded by taking their own service(s) offline. Interesting story, hope more details come out soon![/QUOTE]

Well, if past history plays out, it is a profitable and popular product, they will kill it before too long. This is Sony after all. I am amazed anyone will still purchase any of their products, but like P.T. Barnum said, there’s a sucker born every minute.


#7

Sony has admitted to a serious breach of security now:
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/26/update-on-playstation-network-and-qriocity/


#8

Kerry56 – A full post on the update is being written as I speak. Thanks!


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[QUOTE=olddancer;2585555]Boo Hoo! A bunch of ardent Gamers might actually have to deal with the “Real” World for a few days. God forbid they might have to leave their Consoles long enough to wipe their Noses or take a Shower.[/QUOTE]

No need to get harsh, friend. I’m sure you have forms of entertainment just as everyone else does and I’d hope that I wouldn’t directly criticize you for your idea of pleasure. Although I agree that this generation seems to hung on video games, who are you to say that it’s “wrong” for people (ardent gamers or not) to relax and enjoy a game? :slight_smile: