PSN down... LizardSquad take credit

#101 Edited by Wanderer5 (25726 posts) -

Wow er that quite a interesting turn of events.:|

#102 Posted by comptonst88 (348 posts) -

Just a bunch of D-Bags who have nothing better to do with their time than inconvenience others.

#103 Edited by tymeservesfate (2227 posts) -

@santoron said:

And haters have reached a new low. Why am I not surprised? :(

lol, they sure have. this mega hater shii right here.

#104 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

@bldgirsh: @farrell2k: @WilliamRLBaker Good to see this thread bringing out SW 's most idiotic group of users.

#105 Posted by Wanderer5 (25726 posts) -

And I guess another hacker group is having war or something with lizardsquad, and.. and... What the hell is up with these people.:x

#106 Posted by gago-gago (9959 posts) -

PSN is really a piece of shit. I don't understand why they started charging for it when there's no improvements at all. Don't be surprised if one day your PSN IDs, digital content, digital purchases all gets deleted and unretrievable, and Sony will only give you a couple games back as a sorry.

#107 Posted by comptonst88 (348 posts) -

@gago-gago said:

PSN is really a piece of shit. I don't understand why they started charging for it when there's no improvements at all. Don't be surprised if one day your PSN IDs, digital content, digital purchases all gets deleted and unretrievable, and Sony will only give you a couple games back as a sorry.

They just started charging for it this new gen. It takes time to make improvements on things, most things dont just improve overnight. Also, PS3 was only hacked once, it wasnt like it was being hacked constantly or anything.

#108 Posted by MonsieurX (32189 posts) -
@gago-gago said:

PSN is really a piece of shit. I don't understand why they started charging for it when there's no improvements at all. Don't be surprised if one day your PSN IDs, digital content, digital purchases all gets deleted and unretrievable, and Sony will only give you a couple games back as a sorry.

Because they could.

#110 Edited by commonfate (13031 posts) -

incoming backpedaling

#111 Posted by Promised_Trini (3637 posts) -

@tymeservesfate: My friend was telling me about this. It's ridiculous what levels of stupidity these clowns can reach.

#112 Edited by Bishop1310 (1241 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:
@gago-gago said:

PSN is really a piece of shit. I don't understand why they started charging for it when there's no improvements at all. Don't be surprised if one day your PSN IDs, digital content, digital purchases all gets deleted and unretrievable, and Sony will only give you a couple games back as a sorry.

Because they could.

might as well try to cash in on it like your competitors. PSN is total trash though. The only benefit of it is sony does give away some decent deals and discounts on games.

saying that, after all the bullshit that went down when PSN went down on ps3 you'd think sony would have a much better system to protect them against this. Idiots.

#113 Posted by Prawephet (373 posts) -

@UnbiasedPoster: I was on this site 6 or 7 years ago. Williamrlbaker was just as much of a lemming then as he is now. It's actually mind blowing.

#114 Posted by tymeservesfate (2227 posts) -

@Promised_Trini said:

@tymeservesfate: My friend was telling me about this. It's ridiculous what levels of stupidity these clowns can reach.

yea, i dont think anyone thought it would go this far. sucks...hope its not down too long for you guys.

#115 Posted by speedfog (3505 posts) -

And you people pay for that...

#116 Posted by Daious (2098 posts) -

@commonfate said:

incoming backpedaling

It has been spotty for the past few days.

Its the same attack.

I just don't understand why they attack video gamers.

#117 Edited by mikhail (2697 posts) -

@comptonst88 said:

@gago-gago said:

PSN is really a piece of shit. I don't understand why they started charging for it when there's no improvements at all. Don't be surprised if one day your PSN IDs, digital content, digital purchases all gets deleted and unretrievable, and Sony will only give you a couple games back as a sorry.

They just started charging for it this new gen. It takes time to make improvements on things, most things dont just improve overnight. Also, PS3 was only hacked once, it wasnt like it was being hacked constantly or anything.

Oh man...you really drank the Sony Kool-Aid. PSN was down for THREE WEEKS back in 2011. Online only games came and went. Sony got fucking sued in a class action lawsuit and had to pay out $15 million dollars in damages...yet...here you are defending their lack of security on PSN. Brilliant.

They've had years to fix their security flaws and still can't. It's pathetic. Sony is a multinational conglomerate and they can't even secure their beloved online platform against an amateurish hacking group.

edited - mistyped weeks as months!

#118 Posted by MonsieurX (32189 posts) -

@mikhail said:

@comptonst88 said:

@gago-gago said:

PSN is really a piece of shit. I don't understand why they started charging for it when there's no improvements at all. Don't be surprised if one day your PSN IDs, digital content, digital purchases all gets deleted and unretrievable, and Sony will only give you a couple games back as a sorry.

They just started charging for it this new gen. It takes time to make improvements on things, most things dont just improve overnight. Also, PS3 was only hacked once, it wasnt like it was being hacked constantly or anything.

Oh man...you really drank the Sony Kool-Aid. PSN was down for THREE MONTHS back in 2011. Online only games came and went. Sony got fucking sued in a class action lawsuit and had to pay out $15 million dollars in damages...yet...here you are defending their lack of security on PSN. Brilliant.

They've had years to fix their security flaws and still can't. It's pathetic.

...more like 3 weeks

http://kotaku.com/5804318/welcome-back-psn-the-winners

#119 Posted by Blabadon (29211 posts) -

@mikhail: Three months, what

#120 Posted by mikhail (2697 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@mikhail said:

@comptonst88 said:

@gago-gago said:

PSN is really a piece of shit. I don't understand why they started charging for it when there's no improvements at all. Don't be surprised if one day your PSN IDs, digital content, digital purchases all gets deleted and unretrievable, and Sony will only give you a couple games back as a sorry.

They just started charging for it this new gen. It takes time to make improvements on things, most things dont just improve overnight. Also, PS3 was only hacked once, it wasnt like it was being hacked constantly or anything.

Oh man...you really drank the Sony Kool-Aid. PSN was down for THREE MONTHS back in 2011. Online only games came and went. Sony got fucking sued in a class action lawsuit and had to pay out $15 million dollars in damages...yet...here you are defending their lack of security on PSN. Brilliant.

They've had years to fix their security flaws and still can't. It's pathetic.

...more like 3 weeks

http://kotaku.com/5804318/welcome-back-psn-the-winners

My mistake! That makes it much better! /s

#121 Posted by BruceBenzing (383 posts) -

@mikhail: For some reason Cows in general feel it's okay to have a major security breach as long as MS had a few breaches 1st....

#122 Posted by RogueStatus28 (546 posts) -

LolPSN.

#123 Edited by AM-Gamer (5809 posts) -

@mikhail: Considering battlenet, LOL and runescape are all down as well I'm not sure how you can just bash consoles.

#124 Edited by Dasein808 (630 posts) -

@daious said:

I just don't understand why they attack video gamers.

Links from Oxifire's comments following the Polygon article:

Evidence shows Sony helps Israel in Gaza war

Evidence Shows Sony Helped Israel in Gaza War

PressTV Twitter

Exclusive: Sony technology found in an Israeli missile in Gaza

Evidence shows zionist-puppet Japan’s firm Sony helps Israel in Gaza war

I have no idea whether or not this is the reason, but it seems to line up with their Twitter feed and all of their "kaffar/kafir" rhetoric.

I've never heard of this group and they may just be anon-type hackers trying to spoof ME hackers, but like I said, these links seem to be supported by their twitter.

#125 Edited by RogueStatus28 (546 posts) -

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#126 Posted by AM-Gamer (5809 posts) -

The guys responsible for the PSN hack got like 20 years, doing this and threatening a terrorist attack is going to be some lengthy jail time.

#127 Posted by mikhail (2697 posts) -

@AM-Gamer said:

@mikhail: Considering battlenet, LOL and runescape are all down as well I'm not sure how you can just bash consoles.

Blizzard and League of Legends bad network security doesn't excuse Sony's failure to fix their own problems.

#128 Posted by AM-Gamer (5809 posts) -

@Bishop1310: PSN is trash? I'd take it over Battlenet or LOL servers any day and no XBL isn't any better.

#129 Edited by AM-Gamer (5809 posts) -

@mikhail: Except no security was stolen. No network is perfect PERIOD.

#130 Posted by mikhail (2697 posts) -

@AM-Gamer said:

@mikhail: Except no security was stolen. No network is perfect PERIOD.

Keep on apologizing for Sony. You're good at it!

#131 Posted by B4X (5660 posts) -

@Dire_Weasel

The Microsoft Backbone.

Do you understand now why I buy online multi-plats on MICROSOFT servers?

@b4x <------Smart

#132 Posted by AM-Gamer (5809 posts) -

@mikhail: Keep hating on Sony while ignoring that the most popular pc services suffered the same fate.

#133 Posted by Prawephet (373 posts) -

@mikhail: This isn't a security flaw. What the hell are you even rambling about?

Microsoft is also under attack an having problems, among others.

The group behind these attacks are stupid. They say they are trying to prove a point to Sony? How exactly is this proving a point to Sony or league of legends, or blizzard? All they're doing is pissing people off on a weekend. If they have a problem with Sony, they should take it out on Sony. Not the people using Sonys services.

#134 Edited by B4X (5660 posts) -

@AM-Gamer said:

@Bishop1310: PSN is trash? I'd take it over Battlenet or LOL servers any day and no XBL isn't any better.

You're right dude, the company that writes security software for the US government has nothing on Sony. The company that owns a Multi-billion dollar cloud service can't touch Sony... Why do I even come here?

#135 Posted by Daious (2098 posts) -

@Dasein808 said:

@daious said:

I just don't understand why they attack video gamers.

Links from Oxifire's comments following the Polygon article:

Evidence shows Sony helps Israel in Gaza war

Evidence Shows Sony Helped Israel in Gaza War

PressTV Twitter

Exclusive: Sony technology found in an Israeli missile in Gaza

Evidence shows zionist-puppet Japan’s firm Sony helps Israel in Gaza war

I have no idea whether or not this is the reason, but it seems to line up with their Twitter feed and all of their "kaffar/kafir" rhetoric.

I've never heard of this group and they may just be anon-type hackers trying to spoof ME hackers, but like I said, these links seem to be supported by their twitter.

That doesn't seem like the reason. They have been attacking Battle.net, League of Legends, MS, runescape, guild wars 2, and others all week

#136 Edited by slimdogmilionar (765 posts) -

Well I would say you get what you pay for but that would be a lie.

#137 Posted by lazerface216 (7560 posts) -

i'm not having an issue at all. just played 5 straight hours of dragons crown online without a hitch...

#138 Edited by Dasein808 (630 posts) -

@daious said:

@Dasein808 said:

Links from Oxifire's comments following the Polygon article:

Evidence shows Sony helps Israel in Gaza war

Evidence Shows Sony Helped Israel in Gaza War

PressTV Twitter

Exclusive: Sony technology found in an Israeli missile in Gaza

Evidence shows zionist-puppet Japan’s firm Sony helps Israel in Gaza war

I have no idea whether or not this is the reason, but it seems to line up with their Twitter feed and all of their "kaffar/kafir" rhetoric.

I've never heard of this group and they may just be anon-type hackers trying to spoof ME hackers, but like I said, these links seem to be supported by their twitter.

That doesn't seem like the reason. They have been attacking Battle.net, League of Legends, MS, runescape, guild wars 2, and others all week

Ok...

Have you followed the link to their twitter in the tc's original post?

It's not like they would not attack MS for similar reasons, and the attacks on the other gaming networks are likely intended to spite gamers in an effort to draw attention to their "cause."

This seems like something more than the trolling attacks of fanboys, but maybe that's just me.

Lizard Squad @LizardSquad · 7h

The kuffar plays call of duty while the ISIS responds to the call of duty. #ISIS

#139 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (9628 posts) -

@Animal-Mother: the $500 was my choice . The ass raping Sony gives isn't a choice at all. Hence the definition of rape.

#141 Posted by Daious (2098 posts) -

The plane John Smedley was in had to be diverted because the group called in an alert on the aircraft. Poor guy

#142 Edited by Daious (2098 posts) -

The plane John Smedley was in had to be diverted because the group called in an alert on the aircraft. Poor guy

:(

@Dasein808 said:

@daious said:

That doesn't seem like the reason. They have been attacking Battle.net, League of Legends, MS, runescape, guild wars 2, and others all week

Ok...

Have you followed the link to their twitter in the tc's original post?

It's not like they would not attack MS for similar reasons, and the attacks on the other gaming networks are likely intended to spite gamers in an effort to draw attention to their "cause."

This seems like something more than the trolling attacks of fanboys, but maybe that's just me.

Lizard Squad @LizardSquad · 7h

The kuffar plays call of duty while the ISIS responds to the call of duty. #ISIS

Because taking down PSN isn't going to bring awareness already?

They been hitting networks all week.

They are trying to making press on the biggest one they brought down.

#143 Edited by dalger21 (1297 posts) -

Doing a Distributed Denial of Service attack is not hacking. What happened to the PS3 a few years ago was hacking. You kids should get your facts straight on that.

Also, anyone is suceptible to a DoS attack. It's amazing the amount of cluelessness that is hanging around here. Crazy.

#144 Edited by Dasein808 (630 posts) -

@daious said:

Because taking down PSN isn't going to bring awareness already?

They been hitting networks all week.

They are trying to making press on the biggest one they brought down.

No, because they seem to have an axe to grind with MS as well; for likely similar reasons.

I know that they've been hitting other gaming networks throughout the week, likely for the reasons I already explained.

I agree that they're trying to make press, but it's unclear as to whether they are who they claim, or just Western/non middle eastern hackers spoofing ME hackers in an effort to just troll gamers and the world in general.

The bomb threat seems to suggest that they are who they claim and that they are not terribly concerned with being rounded up by the U.S. government any time soon.

@dalger21 said:

Doing a Distributed Denial of Service attack is not hacking. What happened to the PS3 a few years ago was hacking. You kids should get your facts straight on that.

Also, anyone is suceptible to a DoS attack. It's amazing the amount of cluelessness that is hanging around here. Crazy.

Thanks for the clarification angry bold guy. I doubt that any of us were aware of this. /s

The term, "hackers" is being used colloquially to describe an apparent hacking group who, like Anonymous, have some hackers within their ranks that likely secured the botnets performing the DDoS attacks in addition to acquiring that poor bastard from Las Vegas' contact information, but it's good to have someone around to ignore this obvious fact while screaming in bold.

#145 Posted by Telekill (5364 posts) -

I wonder if these assholes would still be laughing about what they did if I took a buzz saw to their hands. It's the only way people like this learn.

#146 Posted by mynamesdenvrmax (2215 posts) -

This could easily be the quietest day on the forums. Look at all of these short replies. The Sony bots seem to be mostly offline. Hey guys, we might actually be able to have an Xbox thread in the XBOX FORUM thats not over run by psychotic Sony fans.

#147 Edited by AM-Gamer (5809 posts) -

@b4x: Last time i checked XBL has been hacked before as well it's down just as much I know I've been a member since 2005. The delusional that think XBL is better then PSN is hillarious at this point. It was for awhile but over the past 3 years they have been about the same.

#148 Posted by mynamesdenvrmax (2215 posts) -

@Bishop1310 said:

@MonsieurX said:
@gago-gago said:

PSN is really a piece of shit. I don't understand why they started charging for it when there's no improvements at all. Don't be surprised if one day your PSN IDs, digital content, digital purchases all gets deleted and unretrievable, and Sony will only give you a couple games back as a sorry.

Because they could.

might as well try to cash in on it like your competitors. PSN is total trash though. The only benefit of it is sony does give away some decent deals and discounts on games.

saying that, after all the bullshit that went down when PSN went down on ps3 you'd think sony would have a much better system to protect them against this. Idiots.

PSN is a turd. I couldn't believe how awful it was when I bought a PS3 after having a 360 for years. I've always joked that Sony's server sits in the Janitors closet in Japan, one dude goes in every month or so, shuts it down, uses a compressed air can to blow the dust away from the beast Pentium 3 1.4GHz, lovingly reseats each of the two 128mb ram sticks, boots it up, defrags the hard drive and is always confused by the lack of Windows updates. He then clicks the "PSN" icon and takes down the maintenance page. Takes a shit, and goes home.

#149 Edited by TheFlush (5704 posts) -

LizardSquad says his name is Brian Willson from Las Vegas and that he doesn't fear the FBI because they don't have evidence. I guess he forgot that he made a plane bomb threat, court won't think of that lightly. It's jail time for him.

There's another guy named FamedGod that claims he's the one behind the DDoS attack, his identity has also been revealed.

What's up with these people? What are they trying to prove? They're quite pathetic if you ask me. All for their 15 minutes of fame?

#150 Posted by iwasgood2u (828 posts) -

Sony hired janitors to monitor their servers to save instead 100k per yr toward security server admins. As for hackers.... the lemmings and MS are behind the compromised.