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. oh god… why don’t these losers go and get real bloody jobs…

    *expletive*heads

    • lol, yeah. What rights are they even on about? Sony’s done nothing to me and my console worked fine until these dweebs showed their greasy faces. lol

      • Must be if you’re one of those saddos who wants to pirate games are run shit ‘ZOMG! HOMEBRUW!!11! LULZ!!11!’ aka playing endless shitty tetris rip offs some fat sweaty dork has spent their life making instead of doing something that isn’t stupid.

  2. How can they think that whatever they do will not have an impact on legit consumers. It’s the same when they attacked sites over the wikileaks saga. The majority of those affected are the innocent.

    I have no sympathy or support towards anon – they can go ffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu……………

  3. “Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights.”
    No, you are trying to make people scared to stand up to hackers.
    Sony have been doing the right thing and taking Geohot to court – then the judge and the law will decide the course of action.

    If anything, Anonymous are effectively trying to override our rights by interfering with the justice system.

  4. Dear anonymous,

    You tards still suck weeners.

  5. Good news indeed, although the site is still broken atm, all that worries me a little is with the failed login attempts to the website I just hope that the passwords etc. have not been compromised/hacked…time to change login details I think!

    • so now im thinking, yesterday when psn was down an hr or so, where my details compromised, or at risk of being so.
      our side my backside, KEEP AWAY FROM OUR PROPERTY/INFO/PSN.
      as said geohot made public his hacks, (no leg to stand on there) not imo & the hackers that follow this poor excuse for a gamer arnt happy.

      • befors someone from the small minority here posts a reply to trrip me up,
        i know psn isnt our property, (angry & it came out wrong)
        but when people go near my private details & the services that are incl with my/our purchase, makes me feel violated & angry.
        find a way that causes the customers 0 intrusion & 0 inconvenience, not a little.

      • *sticks leg out* ;)

  6. I’m sorry, what a load of tosh
    Quote 1 – “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.”
    Answer 1 – What the hell did they think was going to happen when targeting the PSN? There would be no consumer impact? They’re not that stupid. And what happened to the interviews from yesterday where they were saying, and I quote “The consumers in this are as one might call, collateral damage. We are very cognisant of the fact that we are not making friends nor allies among the average consumer with our attack”. Now all of a sudden they try to play domb and innocent? Oh please.

    Quote 2 – “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.”.
    Answer 2 – I’m sorry but representation of one is representation of all. These groups are all acting under the banner of Anonymous, therefore Anonymous is collectively responsible for all actions. If a group is being excessive it’s up to “the collective” to denounce it, not just say “Oh it’s another part of our group, so don’t blame us”. Silence is akin to tacit approval. If “different groups” are going to perform “different actions” all under the name of Anonymous, and Anonymous do not denounce any of these actions, Anonymous as a group are therefore responsible for all these actions.

    Now they’re just trying to back-track and make themselves out to be the innocent party in all this. Please, give me a break.

    • Here here.

    • Well said.
      This statement would have been useful if, instead of stating that different people in Anonymous do different things independent of each other, they condemned acts such as personally attacking Sony workers, targeting their children or even bringing down the PlayStation Network.

    • same as above^^

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