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DDOS Attack on PSN

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I just read that there has been an attack on PSN and its confirmed by Sony.  I was just on Home a couple hours ago.  Does anyone know if Home is being affected?  I guess I could go turn my stuff on but I just turned it all off and want to eat dinner.  Seems weird they were going to do mainternance tomorrow and then this happens.  Maybe corporate espionage?

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Home will not be affected, its only your ability to sign into PSN.


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People trying to make a name for themselves because it work out so well for the last group of Anonymous bozos.. I hope they are enjoying their view from their cell. Hopefully these new attackers get the same. Anyways, DDoS attacks are so 3 years ago.. Looks like a few others took the hits besides Sony.

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Home will not be affected, its only your ability to sign into PSN.


OK  I was wondering because I was in Home for a few hours earlier although I did get kicked off a couple times which is unusual. I figured it had something to do with maintenance tomorrow.

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People should stop refering to groups like this the way they want them to on social outlets and just start calling them as they see them.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

 

A group of hackers calling themselves "Lizard Squad" has taken down several popular online video game networks and possibly diverted an American Airlines jet carrying a Sony executive.

Over the weekend, Blizzard Entertainment, CCP Games, Riot Games and Sony (SNE) have done maintenance to bring their networks back online.

 

The hackers, speaking publicly on Twitter, claimed responsibility for attacking the PlayStation Network and others, disrupting the ability of millions of gamers to play together online.

According to the targeted companies, hackers flooded their networks with illegitimate traffic -- a strategy known as a distributed denial of service attack. The FBI said it was investigating.

The hackers slammed the following game networks:

 

Battle.net (World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, Diablo III)

EVE Online

League of Legends

PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment

 

On Sunday, Sony said both its services were still under repair but assured customers no user data was exposed. The other networks did not immediately return requests for comment.

When John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment, acknowledged the "large scale" attacks on Twitter, he came under fire as well. Knowing that Smedley was on a flight from the Dallas area to San Diego, the hackers made a veiled threat about bombs on his plane.

 

"We have been receiving reports that @j_smedley's plane #362 from DFW to SAN has explosives on-board, please look into this," the group said to American Airlines on Twitter, pairing that with images of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The plane was diverted to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The FBI later released this statement: "The flight landed without incident. Passengers were safely removed from the plane."

 

Link_ http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/24/technology/security/sony-playstation-hack/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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"We have been receiving reports that @j_smedley's plane #362 from DFW to SAN has explosives on-board, please look into this," the group said to American Airlines on Twitter, pairing that with images of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


And some people, even some who have posted on this forum before, consider these folks as harmless or heros. After all, some alleged hackers claimed to be helping us, even though we had angrily complained that we couldn't log on to play some games and use Home.

 

They were never helping us. They were helping their own egos.

 

The perfect punishment for costing us (business and consumer) millions is to put them into solitary with no access to communication. No news via computer, visitors, television and radio. They thrive for such input and a means to express themselves. Thus, deprive them of it.

The way you play the game is the way you live your life.

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