Playstation Store returns this week, more Sony attacks are coming

Well over a month after the cyber attacks that took out Sony's Playstation Network on April 20, the company has announced that the online console gaming service, including the Playstation Store, will be fully restored later this week. The announcement on Sony's Playstation blog site comes even as a hacker group has claims it is preparing more cyber attacks against Sony. Sony's announcement includes word that the Playstation Network will still be down in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan. The latter country is still apparently keeping the network down while it gets more info from Sony on how it will protect credit card owners.

Sony restored some parts of the network in the US, Europe and other parts of the world starting on May 14, including multiplayer access. However its Playstation Store, where players can download game demos and purchase games and other items, has remained in the dark. Once the Playstation Store is back online, PSN users will be able to download two free games from a selection of five titles for the PS3 and PSP consoles along with other compensation due to the cyber attacks.

However a hacker group has already announced that more cyber attacks against Sony are planned. As reported by 1Up.com, the hacker group LulzSec has announced on its Twitter page that "this is the beginning of the end for Sony." LulzSec has claimed responsibility for a hack attack against Sony BMG site in Japan last week and over the weekend also hacked the PBS news web site.

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I'm not a fan of Sony as they have a reputation for completely destroying amazing games (SWG and EQ2 namely the two most recent), but this has gone too far. They need to track these people down and bring them to justice.

I hope they get caught and spend they next 10+ years in a jail with a big prick called bubba!

Their not skillful or intelligent they are just a bunch of losers with no lives!

maybe they are doing it to prove a point. Private company Sony tells you to regsiter your name, email, ccard, etc. everything will be safe - worry not. Guess they were lying eh?

1. Welcome back PSN Store, we have some business to attend to.
2. Impending nerd rage duly noted.
3. A credible real-world attack will unfortunately be the new and improved PSN's best first test. Good luck!

Skwerl said,
"The beginning of the end...?" Hahahahaha! Wow, these losers are really full of themselves.

I suppose. They could really hurt Sony if they kept pursuing this cyber terrorism. I wouldn't be using Sony products while this was going on (potentially) every month or so. Nothing against Sony, but why would I throw myself out there like that when these hackers are just going to jump in there whenever they please and make asses of themselves?

It was funny, now it is just annoying especially since it is branching out, now it is just ridiculous. I hope all of these 'hackers' get what is coming to them.

Agreed. This is getting ridiculous and where will it end? Sony's network has been brought to its knees, it's been all over the news. We get the point. I won't even call them 'hackers', 'script kids' is more like it. Although it's not best to fight fire with fire, but I hope Sony will get them.

Aghares said,
I still hope some hackers can be tortured and decapitated in public...

None of the hackers are from middle east.

Aghares said,
I still hope some hackers can be tortured and decapitated in public...

Opinions like this are why I fear there is no hope for humanity...

I'm not replying for or against the hackers, but rather against the violence you promote.

dead.cell said,

Opinions like this are why I fear there is no hope for humanity...

I'm not replying for or against the hackers, but rather against the violence you promote.

+1

dead.cell said,

Opinions like this are why I fear there is no hope for humanity...

I'm not replying for or against the hackers, but rather against the violence you promote.

And they claim to have the moral high ground against the hackers. I mean, they are "entitled" to play their games right?

The ****s gonna hit the fan and guess what, these hackers may think they're working for a "cause". Whatever diluted entitlement cause that is, but when all is said and done guess who's going to win? Who's got the deeper pockets, law enforcement in their pockets and government backing? Sure these hackers can cause them to loose money and cause a headache, but Sony isn't going to just be a blip on the radar over night and go belly up. They will fight this tooth and nail.

Edrick Smith said,
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Government backing? Maybe in the sense of law enforcement, but Sony's had to answer to the U.S. government and others in regards to mishandling the data of millions of people. In fact, isn't the executive of Sony supposed to answer to the courts sometime this week?

dead.cell said,

Government backing? Maybe in the sense of law enforcement, but Sony's had to answer to the U.S. government and others in regards to mishandling the data of millions of people. In fact, isn't the executive of Sony supposed to answer to the courts sometime this week?

The comment wasn't about wether or not sony had proper security and thus the investigation. The issue is that these hackers act like they're doing something for a "cause". When in reality they're stuck on their own Agenda that causes issues for all of us. To me a "true" hacker doesn't go HEY YOU HEY WE'RE GONNA HACK YOU AGAIN, nor do they have any actual public "cover". Regardless of if it is a bunch of kids, they act like a bunch of kids.

Good. Good. The Force is strong with them. A powerful Siths they will become. Henceforth, they shall be known as Darths... Haxors.

frostmourn said,
Amen to that. Can't they think of anything else better to do with their time.

On the flip side if they don't get opening attacked in this way so everyone knows about it what makes you think it's somehow safe when someone just hacks in quietly and takes your data without anyone knowing it happened? At least when it's done in the open people are aware and that forces whoever got hacked to fix their ****poor security.

GP007 said,
On the flip side if they don't get opening attacked in this way so everyone knows about it what makes you think it's somehow safe when someone just hacks in quietly and takes your data without anyone knowing it happened? At least when it's done in the open people are aware and that forces whoever got hacked to fix their ****poor security.

Allrite, but for every hole fixed 10 are exposed. it is a never ending battle. So put PSN off forever???

What is the point? People's jobs, livelihoods and hobbies are on the line and all for what?
These hackers are ****tards!

norseman said,
What is the point? People's jobs, livelihoods and hobbies are on the line and all for what?
These hackers are ****tards!

I totally agree the whole thing is utterly retarded..

norseman said,
What is the point? People's jobs, livelihoods and hobbies are on the line and all for what?
They <3 360, they realise PS3 is better in terms of future games, they take advantage of Sony assuming people are trustworthy.

shhac said,
They <3 360, they realise PS3 is better in terms of future games, they take advantage of Sony assuming people are trustworthy.

Not true.

They're doing it to prove a point; if they've bought a ps3 then they should own that ps3 and everything that comes with it. When GEOHOT got sued by Sony for jailbreaking the ps3 (and he never went online on the machine) it sparked an uproar. These hackers are doing it for a purpose.

All of the PSN Store exploits and MW2 hacks etc come after GEOHOT released the method of jailbreaking to the public, so those who have committed the crimes should have been sued, not GEOHOT for jailbreaking his own playstation that he paid for and didnt affect any other people with.

I'm not saying I agree with the takedown of Sony by any means (I own a ps3 not an xbox) but I just wanted to clear up that they're not doing this because they're xbox fanboys.

These guys are a bunch of tools who have nothing better to do than to hack whoever it's popular to attack at the moment. They even said, that they're not doing it for some greater good, they're doing it for fun. ****ing losers...

MurrayB said,

Not true.

They're doing it to prove a point; if they've bought a ps3 then they should own that ps3 and everything that comes with it. When GEOHOT got sued by Sony for jailbreaking the ps3 (and he never went online on the machine) it sparked an uproar. These hackers are doing it for a purpose.

All of the PSN Store exploits and MW2 hacks etc come after GEOHOT released the method of jailbreaking to the public, so those who have committed the crimes should have been sued, not GEOHOT for jailbreaking his own playstation that he paid for and didnt affect any other people with.

I'm not saying I agree with the takedown of Sony by any means (I own a ps3 not an xbox) but I just wanted to clear up that they're not doing this because they're xbox fanboys.


1+

MurrayB said,

Not true.

They're doing it to prove a point; if they've bought a ps3 then they should own that ps3 and everything that comes with it. When GEOHOT got sued by Sony for jailbreaking the ps3 (and he never went online on the machine) it sparked an uproar. These hackers are doing it for a purpose.

All of the PSN Store exploits and MW2 hacks etc come after GEOHOT released the method of jailbreaking to the public, so those who have committed the crimes should have been sued, not GEOHOT for jailbreaking his own playstation that he paid for and didnt affect any other people with.

I'm not saying I agree with the takedown of Sony by any means (I own a ps3 not an xbox) but I just wanted to clear up that they're not doing this because they're xbox fanboys.

MurrayB said,

Not true.

They're doing it to prove a point; if they've bought a ps3 then they should own that ps3 and everything that comes with it. When GEOHOT got sued by Sony for jailbreaking the ps3 (and he never went online on the machine) it sparked an uproar. These hackers are doing it for a purpose.

All of the PSN Store exploits and MW2 hacks etc come after GEOHOT released the method of jailbreaking to the public, so those who have committed the crimes should have been sued, not GEOHOT for jailbreaking his own playstation that he paid for and didnt affect any other people with.

I'm not saying I agree with the takedown of Sony by any means (I own a ps3 not an xbox) but I just wanted to clear up that they're not doing this because they're xbox fanboys.

They're also not doing it for the reasons you have posted. They're doing it because they're sad, pathetic little retards doing it for personal titillation. Instead of going and getting laid, this is something they can chuckle about with their other IRC and WOW friends. Pathetic. I hope the net gets locked up soon. Sorry, but I do. I don't do ANYTHING online that I feel should be hidden, so the sooner the net gets locked up the better.

Spirit Dave said,

I hope the net gets locked up soon. Sorry, but I do. I don't do ANYTHING online that I feel should be hidden, so the sooner the net gets locked up the better.

This is one of the stupidest things I've heard!

Why is it the assumption that you have to be "doing something wrong" to want privacy?

Anonymity on the net offers one of the few forms of true freedom, or would you prefer total government control. I bet all the protesters in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt would have loved to live in a world with a locked down internet.