Sony Attacked by Anonymous Over Hacking Suit

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Sony Attacked by Anonymous Over Hacking Suit

  • on: April 06, 2011, 12:47:20 AM
Sony Attacked by Anonymous Over Hacking Suit

DDoS attacks, ads in the Craigslist 'erotic services' section and emails to say you've got an STD... It's Anonymous calling!

ZoomSony hasn’t earned itself a lot of fans in its crusade against George Hotz, the hacker who managed to jailbreak the PS3. However, it seems the negative reactions to Sony’s behavior have reached fever pitch, as the company this week found itself to be the latest target of Anonymous and a more aggressive Anonymous splinter group.

Anonymous is said to have this morning launched a series of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) aimed at Sony PlayStation sites. According to the Register, several Sony websites, including the PlayStation store and PlayStation.com were inaccessible for a period during the attacks.

A press release of sorts posted to AnonNews.org accuses Sony of ‘abusing the judicial system’ and declares that the recent legal actions against GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo “have been deemed an unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom.”

However, DDoS is just the beginning of Anon’s attack against Sony. According to PlayStationLifestyle, a sub-set of the OpSony group has taken things to the next level. Calling themselves SonyRecon, discussions in the OpSony IRC channel detail how the group plans to gather information about people involved in the Sony lawsuit and target these individuals using phony Craigslist ‘erotic services’ ads, STD scares and more. Even president Howard Stringer is not safe from SonyRecon -- PlayStationLifestyle notes that one participant in the IRC channel was complaining that no one found “ANY info on Stringer’s kids.” Randomtask, the user behind SonyRecon, has said Sony, the company’s lawyers and the judge involved in the case are all ‘valid targets.’


http://www.tomsguide.com/us/PS3-hack-Ja ... 10733.html

Here is their youtube video
[youtube:37zhorxw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcSCUU4Fg9k[/youtube:37zhorxw]


Supposedly the law firm that was hired by Sony, their website also went down for a few days as well as Sony.
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Re: Sony Attacked by Anonymous Over Hacking Suit

  • on: April 06, 2011, 08:46:44 AM
This popped to my mind for some reason:

http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3085987.stm

Jackson attacks music piracy bill


Michael Jackson said piracy was wrong
Pop superstar Michael Jackson has attacked a proposed bill in the US which would jail people who exchange pirated music online.

Two Democrats, John Conyers and Howard Berman, have proposed legislation which would make file swapping of pirated music and software a crime.

The Authors, Consumer and Computer Owners Protection and Security Act of 2003 - known as the Accops Act - carries penalties of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for uploading a copyrighted file to a peer-to-peer (P2P) network.

"I am speechless about the idea of putting music fans in jail for downloading music," Jackson said in a statement.

Fight

"It is wrong to illegally download, but the answer cannot be jail," he added.

Hundreds of individuals are being targeted for copyright violation
The record industry, backed by the US government, is stepping up its fight against those who pirate music online.

The Recording Industry Association of America is suing users who pirate music online, threatening them with heavy fines.

The crackdown comes as a new legitimate online music site launches in the US on Tuesday, offering what it says is the cheapest per-song rates yet.

The legitimate online music market is beginning to grow with a number of services offering music downloads.

Full album

But users are still often limited by the size of the music catalogue available and restriction on the use of the songs once they have been downloaded.

BuyMusic.com will offer a catalogue of more than 300,000 songs from the big five major record labels at a cost of 70 cents per song or a full album for $7.95.

But the service comes with restrictions and not all songs can be copied freely on to CDs, other computers or portable devices such as MP3 players.

Apple launched a similar service for users of its computers in the US two months ago and has sold more than five million songs in that time.

The computer firm charges 99 cents per song but users have more freedom over what they can do with their downloaded songs.

The differences between Apple's iTunes service and BuyMusic.com are symptomatic of the online music situation.

'Visionary'

Record labels are still grappling with the internet as a legitimate means of distribution and have not defined uniform licensing rights for all songs and artists.

BuyMusic founder Scott Blum called Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs a "visionary".

"But he's on the wrong platform," he added.

Apple users make up about 3% of the computer market, while BuyMusic is targeting the 97% of people with PCs.

The music industry is trying to compete with file sharing services such as Kazaa and which allow users to download pirated copies of songs.

- 2003
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Re: Sony Attacked by Anonymous Over Hacking Suit

  • on: April 07, 2011, 09:01:28 PM
This is their website
http://www.anonnews.org/
They are also trying to help the guy who is getting sued by Sony for jail-breaking the ps3.
Here is their new video
[youtube:1xom265e]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eryqClObdO8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube:1xom265e]
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