Anonymous: “We didn’t do it”


UPDATE: They have a new up video, I personally still believe they actually did have something to do with PSN going down, but what do I know.

The anonymous hacking group has denied any accountability on the current state of the PlayStation Network.


Sony’s PlayStation Network remains down for the second day running after an abrupt outage. So far, Sony has yet to identify the cause of the issue, only saying that they are still investigating the Network outage and it could be another full day or two (from yesterday) before the service is up and running.

In a post over at their official site, Anonymous, the infamous hacking group that previously targeted Sony sites, said for once they weren’t involved. Take a look for yourselves:

“Sony’s Playstation Network, its online service for Playstation 3 and its Playstation Portable consoles, suffered from a major outage today; which is on going as of this writting. According to Son’ys blog, the interruption in service may last into the long weekend – for at least another “full day or two”. Sony released a statement through its EU blog, saying that the network outage may be a result of “targeted behaviour by an outside party”, brining in the possibility of cyberattacks. Adding to the confusion is the fact that the message has since been removed.”

“While it could be the case that other Anons have acted by themselves AnonOps was not related to this incident and takes no responsiblity for it. A more likely explination is that Sony is taking advantage of Anonymous’ previous ill-will towards the company to distract users from the fact the outage is accutally an internal problem with the companies servers.”

What do you guys think about all of this? Or maybe you want to share what you’ve been doing during the PSN downtime?
Source


Written by: Ace - News Contributor


  1. #1 by kennygk on April 22nd, 2011 [ 25138 Points ]

    My theory is that if their not releasing a full press release explaining this and only rumours are coming out it must be hackers

  2. #2 by James on April 22nd, 2011

    The “hackers” just run loic, stupid server spammer. Sony already said it was just “annoying” and that they had a work aroun in place, this is Sony — but can’t complain about a free service eh?

  3. #3 by Jason on April 22nd, 2011 [ 27516 Points ]

    ddos would only effect the blog and psn store not psn

  4. #4 by James on April 22nd, 2011

    Yeah they just probably pulled it down to plug holes :)

  5. #5 by BLOODYICECREAM on April 22nd, 2011 [ 374 Points ]

    Latest news is that is was an “external intrusion” http://www.gamingtarget.com/article.php?artid=12344

    (The Guy Fawkes mask…Anonymous wants to bring down Sony and install it’s own dictatorship? …They must work for Microsoft..)

  6. #6 by Abkanis on April 22nd, 2011 [ 1064 Points ]

    I’m going to be naive and believe Anon (as a collective) when they say they didn’t do it, in my eyes they are to obsessed with being “right” to go back on their word. Splinter groups I can’t say anything about since they are largely douchebags out to stick it to the man.

    As for the downtime: College projects won’t do themselves. nor will Parasite Eve 3.

  7. #7 by BLOODYICECREAM on April 23rd, 2011 [ 374 Points ]

    There’s apparently a group that believes Anon was too soft on Sony and who want Kaz Hirai’s blood. These hackers are all [jerks]. They’re just hurting the players. But they’re probably PC gamer elitists anyway…

    Downtime = patrolling the web looking for news on when PSN will be back up :)

  8. #8 by dave on April 23rd, 2011

    to be down this long yes it was hacked, ether by that dumb anonymous hacking group and they are just ohh no we didnt do it, lol well you dont sound anooymous to me if sony knows about you and its a matter of time you will go down by sony or someone else.

  9. #9 by Mike on April 23rd, 2011

    Can u please fix the problem because i had vaction this whole week and the you hav a crash. First off if your being hacked get those people tht could have hacked to try to hack you to see were those gaps . Second if its internal problems just start running the servers so people dont go insane like i have for the past day. Please get back to me if you already did one of these.

  10. #10 by dave on April 23rd, 2011

    I dont care about online all that much I just sign in to play a game and go to PSN to buy games here and their but as far as online play I dont do that as much maybe 1 or 2 times a year, but its the point of it all, of someone coming over and hack into a console and pissing everyone off lol it pisses me off like I said its the point of it, its a great little piece of hardware to have if anything the blue ray player it self is worth buying even if you dont play games, the ps3 blue has some of the best ratings top 10 best blue ray you can get which is cool for being a game console.

  11. #11 by Eddie on April 23rd, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Jason:

    ddos would only effect the blog and psn store not psn  

    ^

    Yes it would. In fact Anon took it down with DDOS just 2 weeks ago…

  12. #12 by Markus on April 23rd, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    These guys are still, at the very least, indirectly responsible for this. You got the ball rolling, happy now? I want my sh^t back damnit

    :P

  13. #13 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on April 23rd, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    Markus: These guys are still, at the very least, indirectly responsible for this. You got the ball rolling, happy now? I want my sh^t back damnit :P   

    100% agree with u

  14. #14 by UbeRamza on April 23rd, 2011 [ 915 Points ]

    I can’t stand F’ing hackers, there always has to be some A-Hole that has to try and ruin something for everyone else.
    Note to all you hackers out there that are trying to mess with Sony and PSN: Get an F’ing life, try to find some real flesh and blood friends, try and get laid or something. Stop trying to ruin something for everyone else just because your a bunch miserable pricks with no lives!!

  15. #15 by GeneticMania on April 23rd, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    The “Anons” are just a bunch of /b/ tards, or more likely /v/ tards. Either way, they’re obviously from 4chan and are just trolling SONY. TROLLFACE.jpg

  16. #16 by REB1977 on April 23rd, 2011

    Its hackers period. Nobody cares the disposition of the investigation. Just restore the network so EVERYONE in the US & Canada can start playing again..

  17. #17 by Pedro on April 24th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I have read something about this being due to an upgrade or something, anybody that confirm that?

  18. #18 by smokie on April 25th, 2011

    wack

  19. #19 by anonymous on April 25th, 2011

    I’ll believe anonymous before I believe another lie from SONY…funny how in the SONY updates they sincerely “regret” but NOT “apologize”…SONY still arrogant as usual which is what got them into this mess. what really happened is that some people jumped into the PSN store and took free stuff so SONY being classy as they are decide to shut down the entire PSN for a few shoplifters. SONY doesn’t even know if your credit card info has been compromised at all.

    but hey they deserve this for DEMANDING the IP addresses/personal information of people who have so much as glanced at a ps3 hack site during the geohot case (for either curiosity, wanting to hack the ps3, or maybe getting linked there by accident or something). and if anybody is going to even try to defend SONY for that then I’ll just shake my head in disgust over defending a company that’s arrogant and lies and doesn’t care about their customers enough to even give a damn apology in their PSN outage updates.

  20. #20 by Eddie on April 25th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    anonymous: I’ll believe anonymous before I believe another lie from SONY…funny how in the SONY updates they sincerely “regret” but NOT “apologize”…SONY still arrogant as usual which is what got them into this mess. what really happened is that some people jumped into the PSN store and took free stuff so SONY being classy as they are decide to shut down the entire PSN for a few shoplifters. SONY doesn’t even know if your credit card info has been compromised at all.but hey they deserve this for DEMANDING the IP addresses/personal information of people who have so much as glanced at a ps3 hack site during the geohot case (for either curiosity, wanting to hack the ps3, or maybe getting linked there by accident or something). and if anybody is going to even try to defend SONY for that then I’ll just shake my head in disgust over defending a company that’s arrogant and lies and doesn’t care about their customers enough to even give a damn apology in their PSN outage updates.  

    You should learn to research stuff a bit more before spouting off about it. Fine you hate Sony. Its your right. However let me fix a few of your incorrect reasons.

    Sony never “demanded” the IP’s of people who visited Geohot’s site. It was “requested” to the judge and approved by the judge in order to make a stance on jurisdiction. To all of those who do not know, Geohot’s lawyers also obtained this info for the exact same reason as sony’s lawyers and that was to use the data to make a claim of jurisdiction. Sony nor Geohot have this list, Sony’s lawyers, Geohots lawyers and the Judge has this list. If you’re going to blame sony for this, you also need to blame Geohot for this as his lawyers used the info in the exact same way as Sony.

    and even if sony deserves this in some weird twised way, do the consumers deserve this? how about the developers? They are the ones getting hurt here.

  21. #21 by Markus on April 25th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    These guys bore me.

    I bet they all play WoW and buy Gold.

  22. #22 by RAIDIRZ on April 26th, 2011

    Your All wrong! And quite frankly, Im disappointed in all of you pot smokers that are sitting there stoned in your vegatative state wondering why your PSN isn’t connecting and completely ignored the fact that the servers went down on NONE OTHER than 4-20-11.

    This was a MASSIVE PSN SMOKEOUT in one way or another.

    I prefer my scenario that their IT Techs got so wasted on 4-20 that they mistook their servers for bongs, filled them with ice and water before they all took turns on Mary Jane’s Hard but Ample drives.

    I would have preferred that they invited some of us more seasoned IT Buffs so that we could have shown them what you can bake with some THC and an IP address. Apparently, they’re fast learners at Sony!!!

    So, in an effort to rectify this situation I am posting the name of the culprit that allowed all of these PSN partakers to complain. Now SONY must sit down and HASH this out. :-?

    It’s YOU!

    Call your local Cannabis Club and see what secrets Sony has been learning the past 6 DAYS!!! Then smoke a fatty, play a boring ass campaign game and reminisce the days of ONLINE GAMING.

    TRUST ME, Your not alone.

  23. #23 by RAIDIRZ on April 26th, 2011

    BTW,

    Lets not stroke someone else’s ego. We all know that Mary Jane and her 420 friends caused this smokeout. Until the smoke clears, lets keep it that way.

  24. #24 by noobpc on April 26th, 2011

    NooPC.com is useful site for those who need help with computer or laptop

    NoobPC
    Fix Help


You must be logged in to post a comment.

Like trophies? Like giveaways? Want to speak your mind? Register here!