Anonymous Vows To Stop PSN Attacks

A surprising turn of events in the ‘Anonymous vs Sony’ fiasco has broken today, as Anonymous has agreed to stop attacking the PlayStation Nework, claiming their efforts were never intended to attack Sony’s customers. This is what the group had to say on the matter.

Anonymous is not attacking the PSN at this time. Sony’s official position is that the PSN is undergoing maintenance. We realize that targeting the PSN is not a good idea. We have therefore temporarily suspended our action, until a method is found that will not severely impact Sony customers.

Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights. We are not aiming to attack customers of Sony. This attack is aimed solely at Sony, and we will try our best to not affect the gamers, as this would defeat the purpose of our actions. If we did inconvenience users, please know that this was not our goal.

They went on to say that while they stand united in their efforts, the motives of a few individuals may not be an accurate representation of the group as a whole.

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“…we would like to point out that different operations are “run” by different people. Those who are involved in the organisation of OpSony, are not necessarily those involved in that of SonyRecon. Anonymous Operations are generally independent efforts, and it would be a mistake to assume that the same individuals are responsible for every action taken. Anonymous is comprised of people with diverse points of view, of which not all coincide with one another.

That being said, our campaign against Sony and others that would trample on the idea of free information will continue, until we are satisfied with the outcome.”

Ironically enough, this statement from Anonymous comes just after Sony finally admitted that the ‘outages’ seen on the PlayStation Network may be the result of hacking attempts. Up until now, Sony’s responses have stated that the inconsistent service was due to maintenance. Here’s what a Sony spokesperson had to say to Gamespot AU.

“We are currently investigating [the network instability], including the possibility of targeted behavior of an outside party. If this is indeed caused by such act, we want to once again thank our customers who have borne the brunt of the attack through interrupted service. Our engineers are working to restore and maintain the services, and we appreciate our customers’ continued support. “

There’s sure to be more news on this in the very near future so stay tuned for further coverage.
Source: Anonnews.orgGamespot AU

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44 Comments

  1. That’s what I thought. Nice to have them explain it

    • no apology though. they say they are on our side, but don’t apologise for their actions affecting us, the ones they are fighting for.

      • that wasn’t meant to be a reply to 3shirts.

      • That opening paragraph is an explanation and also reads as an apology (in my eyes). At least they listen to the consensus as people were pretty pissed off with how it was affecting the consumer. Next thing you know, we’ll have big business caring about us! :-)

  2. Awwwwww

  3. At last these guys seem to have realised that pissing off the gamers isn’t the brightest idea. Who the he’ll else did they think might sympathise with them and their “cause”

    • *hell

    • Agreed, this infuriated me yesterday, so good to see that it has stopped! I might stop raging now and start listening at least :)

  4. It’s nice to see them backing down, I can see why they believe in what they are doing, but really Sony is not in the wrong with what they are doing with GEOHOT, so Anonymous has no grounds, which does them more harm than good if they do act.

    • This is exactly what i think, i just can’t understand how they think defending GH is a good thing. Maybe i’m missing something but, what has Sony done wrong here?

      • Same here Sony is just protecting their own product what is so wrong about that and GH knew what he got him self in to as so does every other hacker or at least they should and besides if any of these people had their own product or software they are trying to make money out of and somebody was attacking it (hacking or something like that) they would have a different “sound in the bell”. Learn to take responsibility for your own actions

  5. Still think they’re a big fat bunch of [email protected] anyway.

    • shhhh!! they’ll change your Homepage to porn otherwise ;)

      • … this is a bad thing?

      • Well it would save me having to search for it.

      • You mean, change it *from* porn, right?

      • ooops….left out the word Animal

    • still bunch of wankers.

    • now that’s just wrong

  6. I’m sorry “Anonymous” seem to have confused paying customers with piracy.

    The line “Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights.” is utter bullspittle. They aren’t fighting for gamers rights they are fighthing for a right that don’t even have. Sony have software to protect and that is what they are doing, you can do what you like to the hardware but hacking a licensed and copyright protected OS, spreading that hack along with vital security keys in order to propogate piracy under the guise of “homebrew” or what ever guff they are spreading is pure shite.

    I pay for my stuff and I follow the rules outlined in the TOS / TOC and License agreements.

    I hope all thise little twunks get rounded up and bummed!

    • I completely agree with you mate. Geohot may have had every right to hack in to his OWN PS3 to do whatever he wanted, but posting the key on his site for the whole world to see was bang out of order.

      He can claim all he didn’t condone piracy etc., but unless he’s completely braindead he knew posting it on his site was going to lead to piracy and more.

    • “The line “Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights.” is utter bullspittle. They aren’t fighting for gamers rights they are fighthing for a right that don’t even have.”

      No, you’re right they’re not sticking up for gamers rights and have never said they are, they view Sony as trampling on lots of other rights that everyone enjoys in their day to day lives.

      Geohot is nothing, he has become Sony’s pawn – they’re not even sticking up for Geohot, it is an attack on Sony because they perceive Sony to be wrong, not about securing their system, but a range of other factors, including how they are going about what they’re doing and the permanent ramifications of the potential outcomes of the case.

  7. Well what can I say? Someone installed a brain yesterday :/

  8. Is that like them trying to say sorry whilst avoiding using the word itself?

    • Not really. Like I said in the previous articles, Anonymous is not one organised group, it’s anyone who decides to take any action under that name. You or I could become part of it right now if we want.
      What he is saying here is basically ‘look, some people use Anonymous to be dicks, that’s not what most of us are doing but it’s unavoidable due to the very anonymity the group affords’

  9. Oh dear Anon, going a bit tits up isnt it?

    • Ah, Tuffcub. Never ever change – we like you just the way you are ;)

  10. Scum saying sorry are still scum, though…

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