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Article: Hacker group allegedly targeting Sony employees, revealing details

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    According to Kakarotos on twitter, he was worried that they had completely crossed the line as well but:

    On Tuesday 5th April 2011, @KaKaRoToKS said:
    Just spoke with the guy from #SonyRecon, he assures me there is nothing like that, no attacks on people and no plans to, ONLY *recon*, gathering information that is already publicly available, in the hopes of finding something incriminating to help in the lawsuit. Anonymous is against violence or threatening/attacking people. He says nothing illegal is being done, and news sites are reporting the information wrong.
     
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    The list of Sony executive email addresses sitting on pastebin says otherwise.
    Did he honestly expect to get the truth.. he was talking to anonymous... :rolleyes:
    Got to ask though, Is anyone else on IRC? :p
     
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    The thing about anonymous....is that they're anonymous.

    Anyone could hack their details and claim to be them or is a part of them and doing it anyway.

    So even if a 'high profile' member says something, it doesn't mean that it's not going to happen.
     
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    Also remember ther are no official speakers either.. this isn't some organisation.. it's wrong to even call them a group or hacker group.
     
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    I'm just saying what was posted.

    Obviously, Anonymous, given its nature can find individually (not necessarily officially) might release information. But seeing as time and time again they state they are against violence, I assume the intentions are not as bad as some of the news sites are claiming.

    Also, I don't know if there is anything "illegal" about posting email addresses. Posting physical contact information on the other hand is definitely crossing the line in my opinion.
     
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    Anonymous isn't really a group, I would liken it more to a movement/philosophy. For what I've heard they've never even considered physical violence against anyone, but it's not like they are nice, innocent, law abiding folk either. They are that necessary rebellious part of society that will do what many want to do, but can't/won't.

    As long as they are just giving sony all matters of headaches more power to them, but I can't say I would be behind them if they physically assulted somebody. Now, that doesn't mean I wouldn't like to see sony dissappear from the face of the world, I just wish the collateral damage stays down to a minimum... and no I don't care PSN is down, well derserved.
     
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    pricks totally prick get a proper jib and pay into the recovery of the uk instead of pissing about
     
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    Sony's planned closure of several projects across its three UK development centres is expected to result in a number of job losses... yeah because that reeaaaally helped the recovery....
     
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    I used to IRC back in the ps1/ps2 days. Used to use the ExCursion client. There's actually an autohack porn site channel on IRC lol. You guys may/may not already know about that though. ;)
     
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    Watch out, someone will be right along to point out that PIRACY and HACKING caused Sony to cancel those projects. ;)
     
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    Is this attack even working still? I can get on playstation.com now. Did they just focus all efforts on PSN?
     
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    I compare these acts to the same kind of stuff that gave 3 tours in Iraq over the past 5 years. Sony follows the law and tries to protect thier assets and, in turn, they are attacked by hackers "fighting dirty." It is equivalent of terrorism, only in cyberspace.

    In the armed forces, we try to avoid conflict and end disputes peacefully. These hackers hide their faces and claim they are fighting the good fight. For what? They claim the flow of information is their cause. If they are so valiant and honorable, why not say who they are. If they are doing nothing wrong, they shouldn't conceal themselves.

    I'm back in the US now, but many of my fellow soldiers were constantly on PSN. For us, it was a way to keep in contact with back home. If hackers make it the next target, it will screw the rest of us decent players over. Not to mention the fact the many of my friends and myself put our lives on the line each day to make sure they keep the freedoms they so much enjoy.

    Be it as it may, thier recent video reminds me of terrorists.
     
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    Actually, they have been infiltrated twice now, some arrested and some more will be arrested...their info has been posted online..they are anonymous no more...
     
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    Well nobody is going to sit there without attempting to view where these attacks are coming from, How anonymous can a DoS attack from your own connection be?
     
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    LOL! well first off thanks for fighting in our stead... but LOL! just LOL!

    Sony follows the laws? whatever are you talking about? sony only follow the laws that suit them, when they suit them. They have been caught VARIOUS times doing dirty deeds, so please spare me the "sony is the lawest abidingnest company evah" bit, cause it just won't work.

    Also, comparing such a trivial matter to the war would make one doubt you've served... to be honest by your posts it seems the only militia you're a part of is some sony swat force.

    As far as not showing their face, they are going up against a multinational/multibillion $$ corporation that knows "low people in high places" let's not be such hopeless romantics eh? no sane person wants to be a martyr to any cause.

    You also need to look at things from others' perspective. To you talking with your buddies on PSN might be important, while freedom of information isn't, but to others talking to their buddies on PSN isn't important (maybe they have 360s... maybe they communicate with them in any of 1000s of other ways), but the free flow of information is (unlike talking with your buddies, either there is freedom, or there isn't). I don't particularly agree with knocking down the PSN, but desperate times call for desperate measures, or so they say; and while I would not have suggested such a course of action I understand why they would do it. Sometimes in order to protect things we have to do things that those we are trying to protect do not approve of, or do you think 100% of North Americans agree with the war?
     
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    All I have to say is that it is easy to solve disputes peacefully when you have a machine gun and ride around in monster trucks.... but what happens when you're just one man with a stick VS godzilla.

    I tell you man you only have two options... You can either run around in circles screaming GOZILLLLLAAAAA GOZILLLLLLAAAAA or you can fight the good fight, tackle it head on and hit it in the nuts with an iron battering ram.

    I will agree though I think they've made their point it's probably time to call it a day.
     
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    Correction ThreeDog.. it's
    Let's be accurate with our "engrish" umm k?
     
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    Go ahead and do that, just don't screw over the people by putting PSN out of service.
     

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