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News Sony suffers DDoS attack and bomb threat

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 26 Aug 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Interfering with an american aircraft in a post 9/11 world?

    That has to be just about the most moronic choice of crime.
     
  3. Bobman

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    Agreed - they're going to get a lot of interest from the American agencies methinks!!
     
  4. WarrenJ

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    I wouldn't be suprised if they don't class it as a terrorist threat to be honest.

    Somone's going to be playing "pick up the soap" for quite some time.
     
  5. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    People like this are why we can't have nice things. Luckily (naturally unfortunate for those affected) the bomb threat's probably got a few too many parties involved, I wonder if they'll now be tracked down? Bunch of tossers really.
     
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    PSN is down for me again - not sure if it's related...scheduled maintenance was yesterday...

    EDIT: Apparently down for maintenance again
     
  7. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Well they classify bringing your nail clippers on a plane as a terrorist threat. So I would think a bomb hoax would easily fall into the same category.
     
  8. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    The DDoS happened just before scheduled maintenance, so they delayed it. Ergo, you ran in to it.
     
  9. dark_avenger

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    Making bomb threats like that is a good way to find yourself on a one way flight to guantanamo bay.....

    Can't be the sharpest tools in the shed...
     
  10. Dave Lister

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    The only reason they did the bomb threat is because the idiot Sony guy twitted what flight he was on and its departure time ! these 'hackers' probably just saw the bomb threat as a golden opportunity to mess with Sony even more.
     
  11. ArcAngeL

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    Ddos has been known to kill routers and switches so, aside from the scheduled maintenance they may also have to replace some hardware.
     
  12. Votick

    Votick My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    Pretty sure it was @FamedGod not Lizard Squad.
    However the bombm threat was the Lizards doing.
     
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    CIA poses as internet hacker group. Hassles Sony to make it look like Anonymous. Claims bomb is on plane....

    ...1 year later....

    Even stricter laws passed in the USA to lock down personal freedoms.

    ...1 year later...

    The UK does the same.

    Just saying :p
     

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