Anonymous Won’t Target the PSN or Consumers

Following last year’s threat by the eActivist group known as Anonymous, Sony’s PlayStation Network was brought down, angering legions of players. With Anonymous leveling a new threat against Sony for its support of SOPA, concerns have risen of a recurrence of the PSN downtime.

However, this time around — and perhaps in response to the negative publicity the PSN fiasco caused them — Anonymous suggests it will not touch the PSN, nor will it target “normal customers.” Anonymous does plan to retrieve and publicly post personal information about Sony executives, including credit card numbers, as well as deface Sony websites with anti-SOPA memes and place links to copyrighted material, possibly making Sony’s own films and music available to download for free on these websites.

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9 Comments on Anonymous Won’t Target the PSN or Consumers

Geoff

On January 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

They may be a bunch of unrepentant asshats, but they get results.

John

On January 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm

As Geoff said, they do things bad for the short-term, with a hopeful payoff in the future. They’re forcing change.

Aids

On January 3, 2012 at 6:28 am

Anonymous was never about some long term change or the greater good. ing news.

DDoSing is NOT hacking.

ron

On January 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

Aids your just a random butthurt hit that knows nothing, forcing their hand is the only way to get results. This SOPA act and all their supporters regardless if they think its a good idea, it is in fact a terrible idea, and will further rape our rights as American citizens.

I do not support Sony anymore and sold all my PS3 / Sony gear now after hearing they were supporters, even if they did take their name off the list of SOPA supporters, its the mere fact that they would try to infringe on our rights of the exchange of free knowledge. It is a front that they want to stop copyright infringement, sounds good but its just merely a front to stop communication between the masses, as well as to shut out competition.

Luther

On January 4, 2012 at 10:49 am

Sad part is no one is looking at this from sony’s perspective. Sony builds gaming consoles, We know sony makes no money from hardware sales so there investment is repaid back to them in video game sales.

Console hacked = People buying consoles = loss to sony = less video games being sold = loss to sony = no more gaming consoles in the future.

Sopa would effectively protect sony’s interests so in the end isn’t that what every company wants? there investments protected?

I hate sopa but thats only because I abuse the system from time to time when I feel I need to, I’m guessing everyone else is the same.

CJ Miozzi

On January 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

@Luther

SOPA is far worse than you think; the internet, as we know it, would cease to exist. It would be replaced with a tyrannical regime in which website owners live in fear of being accused of copyright infringement.

Let’s say GameFront gives a game a negative review. The developers can claim copyright on a video walkthrough we posted of the game, and poof — GameFront no longer exists.

Luther

On January 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm

You understand my point then CJ Miozzi, So why go after Sony when like I said there trying to protect there business? Anon is stupid, there like a bunch of teenagers without a clue of what the real point is, there definitely misguided.

Instead of going after Sony go after the people that are doing the actual voting on this bill for crying out load. Do they think that if Sony is attacked then they will go to Washington for them? no not going to happen.

CJ Miozzi

On January 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

@Luther

Great point. Anon is treating the symptoms rather than the disease.

Kurt Godel

On January 7, 2012 at 9:07 am

I think SONY isn’t honest with her consumers, i mean what is this about the new law to control the internet?what about SONY,she has earnings that no other company has and besides lots of fans.I definetely believe this is not about some argument between SONY and anonymous X (or lulzsec) or the fact that other people or companies are jealous about her,it is about the control.Look, first the goverments control us and we think we are free and bla bla,second THEY want to control INTERNET,probably the only source of truth.But THEY have to try hard!!!