Anonymous hack Sony PlayStation, crashing websites

5 April 2011

Playstation ButtonsMany Sony PlayStation websites are down this morning after a distributed denial of service attack was launched by hackers Anonymous.

Anonymous, who are more well known for their support of Julian Assange and goading Scientology, have gone after Sony after the entertainment giants took legal action against two people for jailbreaking PS3s.

Anonymous say:

Congratulations, Sony.

You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our fellow hackers, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, has not alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable....

Now you will experience the wrath of Anonymous.

You saw a hornets' nest, and stuck your penises in it.

You must face the consequences of your actions.

Anonymous style."

The UK PlayStation 3 site is down, so is the European PlayStation store. But the main US and UK Sony sites are still available. This also means that the entire Playstation online gaming service (Playstation Network) is down as well, so don't think you'll be playing FIFA11 with your mates online this morning.

More news when we get it or remember to check up on the story.

[Reg]

TOPICS:   Technology   TV   Games   Privacy   Consumer Advice

14 comments

  • wtf
    Who's anonymous ?
  • tom
    Not down for me...
  • jim
    'You saw a hornets’ nest, and stuck your penises in it.' gang of idiots but they can be pretty funny when they try.
  • john
    and people thought they were joking. They are a bigger force than people think.
  • LanceVance
    Matt is a twat in a hat. What do you think about that?
  • Divmo
    My comment and name don't rhyme. I bet this is making LanceVance's head explode.
  • Jammo
    I'm sorry so lets get this right? Annoymous decides he hates Sony and Playstation and wants to defend the fans by stopping the fans from playing? Sony are not loosing out. The fans will get angry at annonymous for this. Not Sony. They will just kill off suppourt for themselves.
  • Ha
    Anon isn't a person. its a force of people on a website,
  • josh k.
    its not fair how people would want to do this i missed out on playing on need for speed online and call of duty , it really annoys me on how people really want to hack ps3 its annoying how stupid little boys and men want to do this .. they think its cool that they can hack when really hacking ruins games and gets those non hackers annoyed!!!!!
  • FUCKYOU
    I SWEAR TO GOD IF I SEE ANY OF THESE ANONYMOUS FUCKERS I WILL STUFF THEIR HEAD INSIDE THEIR NECKS YOU FUCKING IDIOTS GET A FUCKING LIFE WHY DONT YOU JUST PUNISH THE PEOPLE WHO BANNED YOU FUCKING LOW LIFE CUNTS PRICKS MOTHERFUCKING DICKHEADS ASS HOLES PUSSYHOLE WANKERS
  • dam
    dammit 4chan
  • Killer
    Someone has to confront them
  • white g.
    me too nigger
  • DEEBOY
    MAN WHO THE FUCK THEY THINK THEY ARE IF I EVER SEE ONE OF THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS I'LL WHOOP THERE ASS

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