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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:16AM Dunraven said

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As I predicted now let the selling out and crying for their Mums begin!

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:17AM (Unverified) said

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Why don't I believe this claim?

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:51AM tk421242 said

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@(Unverified)

If you can not trust something like the 'Spanish National Police' who can you trust?
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:23AM Mikkhail said

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These guys cover their tracks pretty good ... I would be surprised if one cell has all that much info on any other cell.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:46AM suicideking89 said

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@Mikkhail

How do you know how well they cover their tracks? You're in MI6 or the CIA? It's nonsensical statements like yours that make me cringe. These guys are amateurs, and they'll get caught like amateurs do.

Real hackers aren't targeting the Playstation network lol. They're after state and government secrets. Grannie's credit card is of insignificant value as a risk target in comparison.

The Chinese hacking into Google? Now that's real anarchy.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:56AM Mikkhail said

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@suicideking89

You have pretty thin skin if my comments make you cringe lolololol.

I feel sorry for you.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:29AM delphinius81 said

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While I certainly feel for Sony and definitely don't like seeing anyone get hacked, they really should have had better security. Some of that loss is money that should have been spent on having a secure network in the first place. They risked our private data and got burned. As much as I don't want to blame the victim here, because that's what Sony is, I have trouble sympathizing with a company that partook in highly risky security practices.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:44AM (Unverified) said

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@delphinius81

I don't think people are sympathizing with Sony. I think the majority do at least partially blame them for lax security.

But this article is about the hackers. I don't think these guys hacked to prove a point. The repeated hacking to me seems malicious and posting the information publicly was just cruel.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:46AM Lateris said

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Ok, so why were they released? I care for Sony because it hurts the people of Japan who I have a ton of respect for.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:51AM Irem said

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"The Spanish National Police claim to have 'dismantled the local leadership of the shadowy international network of computer hackers known as Anonymous,'"

Dammit, guys, five minutes of research online would tell you what Anonymous actually is. Five minutes. You're the freaking police.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:51AM JuliusSeizure said

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@Puremallace

Because Anonymous is totally a monolithic organisation that recruits carefully and has a central authority that mandates and condones all actions taken in its name. Oh, wait, no. That's completely wrong.



Oh gods. Cerberus is what Anonymous becomes in the future. The bigotry, the flagrant disregard for law or ethics, the cell-based structure, the political idealist factions who disavow the self-interested and psychotic miscreant fringes, the totally ineffectual self-proclaimed leadership, the tech-savvy nerdiness. It all fits. It all horrifyingly fits.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:00PM Quanginni said

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I still dont believe it was Anon that was behind it. I mean, the hackers were probably in Anon but I dont think they hacked Sony for Anon. I think they just went rogue and hacked Sony, and left that note so they would suspect Anon for doing it.

Anon wouldnt attack like this and take personal information from people. Its kinda what Anon is against, DRD for example.

Anon raids are decided in IRC chats were they suggest who to raid and if anyone want that then they would vote for it and the more votes the more participants will join.
This attack was just waaaaaaay different from what Anon is doing.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:24PM Suplyndmnd said

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@Quanginni

Everyone is in anon. You, me, everyone. You know how easy it is to be in it? By just saying you are in it. There's no initiation, no application. You just say "I'm in Anonymous". That's it. If I go out and donate 1,000 dollars in the name of Anonymous the group had as much to do with my donating 1,000 dollars as they do with these hackers.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 4:45PM Apokaliptik said

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@Suplyndmnd

Here. Listen to this guy. You won't find any comment closer to the actual truth.
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Posted: Jun 11th 2011 11:40PM Protoavis said

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@Suplyndmnd

Not me, I'm not in Anon....so not everyone :)
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:05PM Jade Effect said

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This seems like an anti-climax. I was hoping secret government agents were responsible. Or perhaps Microsoft and Nintendo in an evil alliance. Or even space aliens.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:11PM Mikkhail said

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@Jade Effect
nope ... just nerds ;)
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 7:49PM PaterFrog said

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@Jade Effect Or at least my grandmother. Who died ten years ago. That would be one hell of a surprise!
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:05PM tk421242 said

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Just read the story over at Kotaku and wonder if the picture of the police with the mask is from their press conference. If so, I am curious if the mask was recovered from the raids or just place on the table as a selling point that it was anonymous.

I am always suspicious of law enforcement press conferences.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:19PM (Unverified) said

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@Puremallace

You obviously know nothing about Anon

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