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Sony Re-Building PSN, Anonymous Claims Innocence

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By now, any PS3 owner who wanted to spend Sunday playing co-op in Portal 2 or performing fatalities in Mortal Kombat knows that Sony still hasn't fixed their network problems, now going on their fourth day. They're working on it though, and they're trying to make sure they fix it right:

We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.

While Sony confirmed that the outage was being caused by an "external intrusion", they haven't named the cause. That hasn't stopped many observers from blaming Anonymous, the group responsible for the last round of attacks against Sony. To get ahead of the rumors, the group has released a message for Sony users, denying that the outage is a result of any sanctioned Anonymous activity, although allowing for the possibility that certain Anons are working outside the group. The message also accuses Sony of fabricating the hack, claiming they are trying to cover up an internal problem by blaming a group that their customers already find suspicious. It's an interesting conspiracy theory, but that seems to be all they have to offer. Watch the video after the break: it's a bit like GlaDOS meets the Upright Citizens Brigade.

11 Comments

Silver Phoenix said:

So you post a picture of a baby crying, biased much?

dawdle said:

Maybe the baby (i.e. me) is crying because he can't play portal 2 with his friends after he convinced them to get the PS3 version? We get a lot of accusations of being biased for or against one console or another, but your reasoning is warped.

TheFilmTwit said:

I'm just going to point out that there is no centralized leader or core of Anonymous, so that video of "this wasn't us" is just as valid as the videos that say "This was us, lulz." No one can speak for an anonymous collective with no names and no accountability. That's kind of the whole point.

That said, I am not Anonymous and I am of the camp that believes that this event was, while possibly not a concerted effort on the part of the hacker group, either caused or inspired by them.

come on Sony!!! Jesus was resurrected quicker than that!!!

r4 said:

@TheFilmTwit You're absolutely right. There is no "leader" of Anonymous at all, so anyone actually sitting down even for a second and stating that they didn't do it... Well, that does not leave out any other member of Anon that perhaps took it on themselves to do it on their own. No leader means everyone is on their own - and it could be a so called free-for-all!

jayoshi said:

LOL @ guy thinking a crying baby meant a negative remark towards Sony so they pulled the biased card. That was pretty stupid and funny to me.

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't a writer post a picture of a crying baby a few years back when xbox live was down and having issues?

Pauwow said:

@jayoshi:
You are right, if I remember correcty was Christmas 2008 and Live was down for almost 2 weeks. While I'm not happy about PSN being down I don't think I can complain that much meaning I'm not paying anything for using their online service; I just hope that no Credit Card info has been compromised. Also, while I love my ps3 and psp I think this is karma... last time that Sony made fun of another console they got that messed up update and some people got their ps3 killed. A few days ago they made fun of the 3DS and Crash! Oh irony! you are such a sarcastic bitch!

Rioracer916 said:

Wow, Dawdle must be clairvoyant. The picture is a perfect when you consider that some fanboy was ultimately going to get his or her feelings hurt that their company of choice is being portrayed in a light that their egos can't parse.

Get over yourselves please, it's just video games. A disappointed child crying is the perfect picture to sum up peoples lack of access to content, given a big game launch last week on PS3/ Steam AND the cry baby responses on this thread.

Hrnball said:

Yea, I'm thinking Sony is just using the excuse to do an extended maintenance. They are just saving face on this one. If it were a hack, they probably just would have had it back up in a few hours, maybe a day.

Pauwow said:

Now I remember Satoru Iwata's words answering the complains about having to type all your personal info everytime you buy anthing on their Store and the lack of security on Sony's Network and Xbox Live a few months ago:
"For Nintendo, especially in terms of the people who have never experienced online video games before, we think that it's still very important to create a world where we can assure that there will be no harassment for these online beginners, and we really want to assure the security and safety for them to do that."
You should listen your veterans kids!
News from Sony:
"While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained."

So now Sony is not even sure if some CC info has been stolen or not... and they needed a week to say something? I understand that nobody is perfect and everything but by delaying this announcement almost a full week, Sony has endangered the security of many of their customers.

Wow, that is utterly disgraceful [though ironic, considering he PS3's 'impenetrable' nature at the start of this gen].

If Sony hadn't been so cocky and focused on banging up that one guy who managed to hack the system, then they might've been able to put in a work-around to prevent this.

Still, that sucks for those who have one! :(

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