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DDOSers claim PSN kill as games services go offline

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soniqstylz    1,048

BTW, same group tweeted in a fake bomb threat to American Airlines regarding a flight carrying one of the heads of Sony Online Entertainment.

 

http://kotaku.com/sony-online-presidents-flight-diverted-after-hacker-bom-1626249376

American Airlines has diverted a flight carrying the president of Sony Online Entertainment following what may have been a bomb threat by a group of alleged hackers?the same group that has claimed responsibility for a series of outages across the PlayStation Network and other gaming services this weekend.

 

The FBI is currently investigating the incident, an SOE representative told Kotaku today.

 

This afternoon at around 1:30pm Eastern, the group Lizard Squad tweeted at American Airlines to say that a flight carrying John Smedley, president of SOE, the developer behind EverQuest Next among other games, had "explosives on-board." 

 

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+Audioboxer    2,874

I see DDOS attacks as the equivalent of gathering enough people IRL to completely fill a McDonald's with so many people that no one can get to the register and order their food.

Just because you can do it does not really make it special or honorable or even worth mentioning. It is just a waste of everybody's time. So yeah keep it up I guess.

It is destructive though Larry, especially at the weekend when everyone is trying to use their free time to game with friends.

Utterly pathetic either way. If you want to try and carry out "internet social justice" go after hate websites or illegal ones.

The PSN hack at least kicked Sony's are for security, this is just childish nonsense.

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soniqstylz    1,048

They take that water-and-vinegar thing to a whole new level, huh? :/

That's not a real account.

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compl3x    6,252

BTW, same group tweeted in a fake bomb threat to American Airlines regarding a flight carrying one of the heads of Sony Online Entertainment.

 

http://kotaku.com/sony-online-presidents-flight-diverted-after-hacker-bom-1626249376

 

Does anyone know why they have a thing specifically for Sony?

 

I know they are messing with other services, but I looked at their Twitter page yesterday and it seemed they were particularly anti-Sony.

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My8th    89

I think they're pro-Nintendo.

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dwLostCat    977

Does anyone know why they have a thing specifically for Sony?

 

I know they are messing with other services, but I looked at their Twitter page yesterday and it seemed they were particularly anti-Sony.

I doubt it's the same people though I don't care enough to find out, just a few days ago DDOSing on GW2 and Wildstar was going on.  Then Blizzard seemed to get hit the next day.

 

I hope somehow this ###### is fixed, it's gotten ridiculous.

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compl3x    6,252
 

I think they're pro-Nintendo.

 

 

They could save up their pocket money and buy some of those Wii Us I know Nintendo would like to get moving.  :laugh:

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Polonium    149

Hope the law slams them.

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astropheed    1,752

Does anyone know why they have a thing specifically for Sony?

 

I know they are messing with other services, but I looked at their Twitter page yesterday and it seemed they were particularly anti-Sony.

 

because derp. they just got it into their heads I'd bet.

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