Did Sony Just Prevent the Third Anonymous Attack?

Just a few days ago, Sony surprised us with an announcement of “routine scheduled maintenance” for around 13 hours. Three days later, Anonymous released the following message on their Youtube channel:

If you were not aware, these are the same people who took down the PSN from April 20th – May 14th back in 2011. But why haven’t we seen the results of this attack? Well, it turns out that planned attack by the infamous hacker group Anonymous, may have been thwarted as this is the latest message left on their Youtube channel:

Even if this attack was only delayed, it seems interesting that perhaps Sony did expect this attack. Only time will tell if Anonymous will continue the efforts to teach Sony a lesson, or if they will set their sights on other companies who have also supported SOPA.

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Phillip Price


My name is Phillip Price and I have been a gamer for as long as I can remember. I learned how to drive by playing video games. I've learned how to read maps playing video games. I've learned how to dance playing video games. Now I'm watching my kids learn from video games.

8 Comments

  1. Josh Garibay
    January 23, 2012, 1:18 PM

    This is the kind of news I like reading first thing in the morning. Good to see Sony learned from the past and came prepared this time.

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  2. Funtcase
    January 23, 2012, 1:29 PM

    “Only time will tell if Anonymous will continue the efforts to teach Sony a lesson”

    Bad journalism

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  3. Mark
    January 23, 2012, 1:50 PM

    Hey Anonymous, umad broz?

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  4. poop
    January 24, 2012, 1:27 AM

    http://pastehtml.com/view/bllpf04jv.html

    pwned.

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  5. Julie
    January 24, 2012, 3:36 AM

    They didn’t hack the PSN… read the news, smarta$$: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384012,00.asp

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  6. Phillip Price
    January 24, 2012, 10:35 AM

    Although they didn’t claim responsibility for the attack back in April, they do claim responsibility for the attack on the PSN now. http://youtu.be/yM17CjQA4rU

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  7. Marcel Samyn
    January 24, 2012, 1:28 PM

    “these are the same people who took down the PSN from April 20th – May 14th back in 2011”

    Actually, you cannot know that. “Anonymous” isn’t a fixed group of people, this time it could very well be other members of the group.

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  8. Grant Gaines (大将)
    January 24, 2012, 3:24 PM

    Eh…

    Just about everyone refers to groups as a constant. When people were mad about the Amy previews/reviews syncing NO ONE cared that you’re comparing 2 opinions, it was IGN is filled with bullshit. The same would happen here… If I posted an article that got the site in trouble and got fired for it, then people would remember JPS had this post, but I am no longer a member so is that really different?

    The people who use the group’s name represent the group and regardless of whomever is doing what… anything with that name attached gets associated with it.

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