They heard us.

Not long after we complained that Sony had issued zero updates on the PlayStation Network outage, Sony has finally provided us with some info: as it turns out, an external "presence" forced them to shut down the Network and Qriocity services for security purposes. This is a note from SCEA Sr. Director of Corporate Communications Patrick Seybold at the PlayStation Blog :

"An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share."

The hacking group Anonymous has said they have nothing to do with this, but somebody does. It's pointless to hope but one of these days, I'd like to find myself alone in a room with no cameras with one of these hackers. Just one minute is all I ask.

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JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

Yes… what could one do with one minute… and a hammer? Oh how I wonder. >:]

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
9 years ago

Lol one minute is too much for me. Give me 30 seconds, and I will make their ancestors feel the pain.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

Lol 1 minute or 30 seconds, for one person all it takes is at least 15 seconds if u know where to start by just using ur body.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 4/23/2011 1:02:13 PM

psxmax
psxmax
9 years ago

If I had my way with the hackers I would take Kratos' Blades of Chaos and jammit up their toilet paper slot. A free year of PlayStation®Plus for everyone if I had my way, but I am just a spokesmon (Jamaica).

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Kevin Butler is the man!!

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

VP of Sharpening Things

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

If it was up to me, I'd give you the entire day if you want!!

TheIllusiveMan
TheIllusiveMan
9 years ago

I'd say proper compensation for the whole time PSN has been/will be down. For everyone affected.

Zemus101
Zemus101
9 years ago

I'm just as frustrated as anyone with what's been going on for well …months now. Kid's with such talented skills wasting it on video game platforms? Really?

I've always tried to look at the positive and, well …in the long run this'll help Sony keep a secure network. Learn from your past mistakes and make sure it never happens again.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
9 years ago

I've often thought the same thing. If i were talented enough to take down a massive operation like PSN i'd be marketing my skills to security firms so i could get paid for finding exploits. People like this could be rich but just waste their time on stupid things.

The hacker(s) inconvenienced some people for a few days and might be arrested if they are found. Doesnt sound like the payoff is worth it.

Mog
Mog
9 years ago

LOL, you forgot the soundproof walls

😀

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

Nah. I'd rather the world hear them scream.

Mog
Mog
9 years ago

good point

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

WOW dark stuff man haha.. LOVE IT!!!

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

These people need to be arrested. They are compromising our personal information. Don't care what Anonymous claims they did or didn't do. They are either directly or indirectly responsible for this. They let the dog off the leash.

Is homebrew really worth all this? I'm not blaming the homebrew people per-say but those who want it this bad are ruining to for everyone else who just want to play games and use a secure network. This is a travesty. I don't even care that I can't play games online. That's the VERY least of the issues. It's the fact they we now have to worry about our personal information being compromised all because a few narcissist, entitlement freaks who want to tinker with their console.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

Agreed, if anything, take a cue from the PSP Homebrew community and do it with good intentions. Make it run your whole house or something. Don't compromise personal info just because you get all pissy with a company for net letting you save $60. They were supposed to be helping us, not cutting us off from our favorite hobby.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

Homebrew is just a front now. It may have been a reason to stand up at one point but the situation has snowballed and now bordering on avalanche.

There is no justification for all this!

Roach721
Roach721
9 years ago

Give em DEATH…

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

I really hate to say this, but this is one of the main reasons I have been so strongly against the hackers. This has always been one of my fears for the PlayStation Network. I've said it so many times in the past, and been downvoted for it, but it's happened now.

Someone used the whole hacked PS3/custom firmware thing as a springboard to attack PSN and Qriocity. This is precisely why the PS3 needs to remain completely locked up. This is the kind of service convergence that makes people's notion that once they own the console they can do whatever they like with it such nonsense. This whole things needs to stop now, and the PS3 platform, and network along with it needs to be re-secured, and any/all of these nasty little craps that do this stuff need to be arrested, and charged under the various computer misuse laws – and then hopefully jailed for a long time.

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
9 years ago

…and then flogged with diarrhoea-filled socks!

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
9 years ago

I've been in the Anon IRC, i've talked to many Anon users, and all they keep saying is that They don't know who gone done it, but they wish they were there helping… I don't think they're responsible in any way, but I do think they know something that we don't..

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

wow this is lame to find out but at least they are telling us what happened. i hope they are working with fbi or something to do something about this. well hope its back up soon.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Since Sony's being affected everywhere on Earth, they need to bring Interpol into their investigations.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

@Biker, My sentiments exactly! Geo-NOT wiggled away but now they should just go full fledge and terminate this threat.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
9 years ago

Interpol, FBI, MI6, Scotland Yard, CIA, KGB, round up de' boys!

mid10smaradoarg
mid10smaradoarg
9 years ago

They better fix this quickly and find a solution for future attacks and send those losers to court making them pay for what they did.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

This is a game of technological WHACK-A-MOLE!

Sony needs to fight Fire with Fire.

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Hack the hackers' computer? Threat their family???

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

@ Snorge, NO. What your describing is A Eye For An Eye.

I am stating to have a hacker or group of hackers get in there and find the source. Then take them down with every possible law that exists for this type of crime. I am sure this is going on to some extent in the background.


Last edited by FatherSun on 4/22/2011 11:32:20 PM

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I wouldn't mind a game made around Anonymous make it a whack-a-mole style game and have the picture they use for the videos and i would gladly play the game to just smash their heads in.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

@Clamedeus, HACK-A-MOLE!

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

xD

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Sony should hire it's own dedicated hacker black-ops team to go in & wipe out out the very existence of every Sony site-hacker they detect.

And I mean f*cking wipe out everything, all their tech, all their on-line accounts for anywhere & anything, all their monetary info & funds, their drivers licenses, school records, etc, etc, etc.

Plus, any & all records that they're even alive & that includes all birth history and documents.

F*ck em'….If they can't prove that they even exist, they're toast!

Keep all those scum-bags in perpetual purgatory.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

@BikerSaint

That's deep. 😛


Last edited by Clamedeus on 4/22/2011 11:58:03 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

"Whack-A-Hack"

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Sadly Biker, two wrongs don't make a right, and if Sony hired a team to do as you suggest, they'd actually end up in court for their actions, unlike the little sh**s that hack the PS3 and PSN.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Biker Saint, you can't control the internet really… and if you tried, a retaliation for greater than what is capable by Anonymous would occur… People here must understand that there are greater forces at work, real mafia activity where cyber criminals will go to great lengths to hire in or pay for the best brains to hack systems.

Similar to the drug trade. You get us in, share the spoils, and the spoils can be huge. Far bigger than what Sony or any other company would pay these people to help them protect their systems. We are talking covert ops people who are the equivalent of the Seals, but exist in cyberspace. They don't just do it for the money, they do it for the challenge… there is no challenge being on the other side.

Jawk; is right to some extent, that whether Anon were part of it or not, the door has been opened. The system and who PSN ecosystem has been compromised. The developer network has been compromised as well… this intrusion is deep and it ain't going to go away quickly…

I will be happy to get myself a PC at the end of the year and pimp it out… this will make me less reliable on the PS3 for games completely; in-fact I can simply enjoy the best of both worlds… it will be PC and PS3 all the way… PS3/PS4 will be for exclusives only, not multi-plats anymore… With PC I would have already joined the new generation two years ahead of schedule too 🙂

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"


Last edited by Qubex on 4/23/2011 2:28:38 AM

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Some appalling grammar needs to be corrected in the above post…

"…for greater…", should have read; "…far greater…"

and;

"The system and who PSN…", should have read; "The system and whole PSN…"

Sometimes when one types too fast mistakes happen…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"


Last edited by Qubex on 4/23/2011 7:40:45 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

A presence eh? Eyes on the skies people, the truth is out there.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
9 years ago

Evidently they live among us.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I feel a presence… One I have not felt since….

*walks away*

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

Underdog – HA!!! +50DKP man! That was awesome.

mid10smaradoarg
mid10smaradoarg
9 years ago

SOCOM is dead , now SONY is dead?

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

SOCOM isn't dead, it's just different. Sony isn't dead either.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange eons even death may die.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
9 years ago

Look at World waxing philosophical.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

H.P. Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu". Good man World… good man.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

^ Dedicated Lovecraft aficionado

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

You guys and your books

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

Completely agreeing with Jawknee up there. If these guys love to hack, they're going to have a hard time of doing it behind bars. It's ridiculous that these clowns are defeating the purpose of what their intentions are. It makes no sense to me.

I'm glad that Sony made a quick, smart move on this. Anonymous is only making things worse for themselves. Sony knows what they're doing and the hackers' attempts only make them much more prepared and stronger. They'll find the low lives and give these guys a run for their money.

Keep it up, Sony. We all believe in ya!