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Posted: May 2nd 2011 10:37AM warpax said

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SoE is the bernie madoff of mmo developers. I imagine thats what the hackers have against them.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:45AM Petter M said

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@warpax Yes. SOE are just like the man who ruined lives and cost investors somewhere around $18 billion. That makes perfect sense. Bad SOE. Bad.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:08AM Dunraven said

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My Dad said when they take a service down like this it is for one of two reasons, to close a loophole or to perform forensics....he seems to think it is forensics and they already have a pretty good idea who the perpetrators are.

I don't know much about America law but if I' not mistaken if they catch these guys and they are American can't they charge them with violations of the patriot act? Which I believe would put them in a deep dark hole for years and years.

Don't see how the possible consequence could be worth "Revenge"

Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:11AM warpax said

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@Dunraven revenge would be an incentive but probably a poor motive.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:13AM (Unverified) said

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@Dunraven

I agree. This is getting very serious and despite what people may have against Sony as a corporation...it's not with tampering with the lives of all it's customers.

I hope they find these punks I really do. If their intention was to make me hate Sony for this then they are very mistaken. I feel sorry for Sony and all it's employees, as this must be a very trying time for everyone who works there.

Gods Speed network data forensic team! Find these scumbags!

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Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:38AM Dunraven said

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@(Unverified) The thing is most hackers can't resist bragging about what they have done to someone...and most disgruntled SOE haters are very vocal.. a couple of them even have websites devoted to their hate.

I honestly don't think it will take SOE long to figure out who is behind it, they are probably being flooded with tips on where to look as we speak.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:30AM Germaximus said

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lol I still seriously hope these people get busted. This is just ridiculous.

(again i agree with their point of view, just not their actions)

Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:45AM (Unverified) said

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@Germaximus

"(again i agree with their point of view, just not their actions)"

They've pissed off a ton of twitchy MMO addicted gamers....that ain't good.

Whatever sympathy they were looking for...if they were at all...they are not gonna find it.

SOE and it's customers did nothing to them....and do not deserve this interruption in service.

No security system is perfect, and there is nothing that Sony could have done to prevent someone from getting in, if they had a mission to do so.

Messing with customers lives and security is not the way to get a message across.

It sure as hell didn't work on me.




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Posted: May 2nd 2011 12:22PM Integral said

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@Germaximus

You agree with their point of view but not their actions.... You don't even know who hacked this. You have no idea what their motivations are! Or if you do, perhaps you should be reported to the FBI.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 1:32PM Germaximus said

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@Integral I assume its the same people that have been screwing SoE the past couple weeks.

Feel free to report me to the FBI if you havent already tho.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:31AM Creeden said

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I think this has something to do with E3 coming up in a month, and Nintendo revealing a new system. I dont think information is being stolen from sony, as much as the hackers are trying to give sony a bad image. I dont feel its a coincidence that E3 is so close.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:48AM (Unverified) said

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@Creeden

*raises eyebrow*

What do you mean?

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Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:38AM Poordevil said

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When Sony finds out who these guys are, and have a positive ID, they ought to post their names and addresses online. Let the customers handle it, he he.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:46AM (Unverified) said

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@Poordevil

Hell yea!

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Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:49AM Dunraven said

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@Poordevil Yeah...that was something else I was thinking about, even if they escape the legal ramifications would you want to be known as the nutjob that cost hundreds of thousand of people their gaming time?

Especially considering some of these people are probably better hackers than these guys could ever hope to be?

Honestly letting the people handle it would be the worst punishment..because those responsible would probably have to spend the rest of their lives hiding in a cave.

If it was me I'd be scared mad about now.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 5:37PM Suplyndmnd said

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@Poordevil

So you're advocating mob justice? For people to go and physically harm these people who may or may not even exist. For all we know they didn't even take anything. Just because they had a breach of security doesn't mean they took stuff. Thankfully, in the US, we don't have this sort of "justice" and especially thankful that you're not the one in charge of our courts. You know absolutely nothing about what happened yet you are saying that customers should go "handle it, he he."
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 6:33PM Poordevil said

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@Suplyndmnd Yea, you are probably right, they probably didn't hack Sony to steal anything. I was just jumping to conclusions. And posting their names would be cruel, they could get harassed, loose their jobs, ruin any legitimate social life they might have, maybe even get hurt. But I will say this, if hackers knew when they were found out they would have their names and addresses posted up on the web, there would be a lot fewer hacks going on.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 12:19PM Integral said

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Well shit :(

Posted: May 2nd 2011 12:22PM TheCrazyness said

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They arent targeting Sony because of its player base. They are targeting it because its walls have the most cracks, which makes it the easiest target to go for, but with the biggest reward.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 12:25PM ThaneUlfgar said

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I hope these hackers get cancer and aids at the same time.

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