Reddit and Anonymous under attack, Sony suspected

Sonygate has sparked yet more cyber war. The popular social-hyperlinking site Reddit has featured a front page heavily dominated by bad press for Sony. Reddit has become a horrible reflection of the public relations nightmare facing Sony. Tens of thousands of angry comments expressing frustration for Sony’s lack of transparency and mishandling of public relations are now unavailable due to an apparent attack. Meanwhile, the IRC servers that give a centralized meeting point for the Anonymous collective also appear to be under attack. Both services may be available to some users but with greatly diminished functionality.

These apparent attacks could possibly be a direct action of Sony. Imagine that Sony transferred money to a third party that was opposed to Anonymous. There are many groups and individuals who have remained loyal to Sony and continue to believe the lie that Anonymous is actually to blame. This third party could then transfer the funds to criminal hackers, most likely in Eastern Europe, in exchange for access to a bot-net. A bot-net is a network of computers created by a computer worm that gives the owner the ability to overwhelm specific targets and deny service to normal users.

It is probable that AnonNews.org and even Chronicle.SU will come under attack in the very near future. While Sony has likely made sure that blame cannot be traced back to them, public opinion is against them. Sony’s attempt to squelch negative material is just the type of behavior that has spurned customers to file a lawsuit earlier today.

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  • Other guy

    Back to the article. Though there is evidence of anon being involved we wont know until they find a culprit. I wouldn’t be surprised if Sony was hacked by an Anon member but as far as the outage still dragging on. I wouldn’t be surprised if Sony said ‘fuck it’ we’re already fucked as far as media. so let’s take our sweet time and renovate.

  • Whitey

    You people have no clue do you? Anonymous had NOTHING to do with taking PSN down what so ever. If anything it was probably Sony themselves. How about why did they wait a whole week to let everyone know about the security issue with everyone’s info at risk? I am willing to bet Sony took it down b/c they messed up bad and now are trying to point the finger at someone else for the blame so they don’t look stupid. You people need to get the facts before you go around blaming someone especially when they had NOTHING to do with it.

  • h4x0r

    “You have awakened a monster……” Yeah! Your mum is here!
    ‘Hack’ a phone? Hack my cock! hahahhahahahahahahaahhahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahaahhahahahahahahahahahahahhaahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhaahhahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahha…
    NO WAY

  • Anonymous

    *look at me I have 22 botnets*
    well whooptifreaking doo …
    *I can crack cell phones* no shit it was disclosed more than a year ago …
    This is just an attention seeking noob.
    Or a troll
    Neither important

  • sin

    so, you have 22 botnets. one bot a piece. thats all of… 22 bots? i just shat my pretty pink panties. you scared me sir. please dont haxxor my phone. i needs it for sexting bf in canada.

  • sin

    ITS WORSE THAN THAT… he’s dead jim. dead jim. dead.

  • geo>u

    why did you say that there was frustation over sony’s LACK of transparency? they have been nothing if not transparent on the entire issue. or do i have a gross misunderstanding for the definition of transparency?

  • Come on

    Come on, do you really think you can really harm a single computer by overwhelming it with data? Nope. The only thing you can do is to annoy temporarily some system admins.

    If you were really dangerous you would rm -rf their server simply. Botnets are for skiddies ( and yeah I know anon use this technique too).

    You can crack my cell phone, well…what can I say, good job! Mobile forensic engineering is something I enjoy too but really there is no need in cracking anything when you can just dump the whole memory……and listening on someone is as old as radio waves :P

    I think you should rethink of the techniques and terms you use in your text if you want to scare someone….

    Anyways, just my 2 cents…

  • A REAL hacker named GARY

    I have 22 bot-net’s and they are targeted at anon’s sites the world over and at dashhacks and quickjump and maxconsole and pspdev and ps3.dashhacks.com and a nice big list of other ‘ PS3 hacker’ sites that will come crumbling down. Im not employed by sony, Im not known for any groups except for UHA1 back in the day, I can crack your cell phones and listen in on you, I have access to anon’s private servers under an assumed name, how funny that they give me full access, a virtual stranger. anon’s are rudimentally smart but not entirely. the war is on and now its going to be old skewl elite hackers against NOOBS!

    You have awakened a monster……

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