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April 6, 2011 // 8:21 am - Update #2: Anonymous have now issued another Press Release essentially stating that they plan to cease the attacks on Sony but intend to pursue other ways of getting Sony's attention.

Update: reports that Sony has now stated the following to their PSN customers regarding the recent attacks, to quote: "If this is indeed caused by such [an] 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."

As a follow-up to our previous article, today PlayStation LifeStyle (linked above) interviewed the Anonymous hacking group that has been attacking Sony who states the worst is yet to come, while has shared a fix for those experiencing issues with PSN.

From the PSL interview: "So far, all Sony has seen from us is poking and prodding. A simple salute to let them know, we're coming. Make no mistake, what you saw today and thought to be frustration is merely preparation for what's to come. We said, expect us. Counting us out, would be a mistake.

For the sake of not shooting ourselves in the foot, I won't comment on specific operational tactics we may or may not employ here. I will however say, that if Sony thinks LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon) is the only trick in our hat... they're in for a hell of a wake up call. We're really going all out for this one.

There are many different faces to the operation. Something we encourage is creative thinking. To the consumers I would say... Before you judge us, take the time to understand us."

Anonymous have also made available a new video (below), issued a Press Release admitting that hacking PSN isn't a good idea, but posted what appears to be a list of demands, to quote:

"1. Sony must allow for end-user modification of the PS3, as was available prior to the 3.21 firmware update.

2. Sony must end any attempts to bring legal action to alter a product they own.

3. Sony must not pursue legal action against any collected IP address."

Finally, to quote from on the PSN issue fix: "Here is an alternative: Go to Network Settings - Internet Connection Settings - Custom - Select your connection method - Manual Settings - Scroll through until you get to DNS Settings - Select Manual - Enter for Primary and for Secondary.

Now we should let you know beforehand that this is not a proven method and what is doing is redirecting the DNS (Domain Name Service) from the original PSN servers to google's DNS servers. and are the ip addresses for the official Google DNS. A DNS converts ip addresses into readable website names and assists in related network traffic. According to reports of a good number of users, the fix seems to work for some but not for others."

Anonymous Sony Hackers Interviewed by PSL, PSN Down Fix

Anonymous Sony Hackers Interviewed by PSL, PSN Down Fix

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#22 - cyberfix - April 4, 2011 // 10:15 pm
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I am doing more than complaining about. I am getting ready to sale my modded PSP. I will keep my PS3, but will stick with home brew applications instead of buying games that I might consider otherwise. I will think twice before shelling out thousands on games from Sony (I think I have about 40 original games and most were purchased new). Some are still unopened!

Finally, if it keeps up, I will consider supporting Xbox on the next generation instead of Sony. That is where it makes a difference. I am just one of many that have grown tired of their ways. I have worked for multiple Japanese companies, but Sony will never be on my resume!

/p End of Venting!!! p/ :-)

#21 - PS4 News - April 4, 2011 // 10:10 pm
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SCEA has posted a brief update on their blog now as well:
Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold

We're aware that some of you have been experiencing intermittent service on PSN today. We're working on finding a solution, and will report back here as soon as it's resolved.

Thank you for your patience.

#20 - chrykel - April 4, 2011 // 9:41 pm
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sony i'd like you to meet our /b/ig /b/rother(s)

#19 - rainrox - April 4, 2011 // 9:19 pm
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Why dont you just keep on hacking the PS3 and leave sony's website alone? These anonymous guys are involving millions of people not interested in hacking/jb/homebrews/backups with their attacks.

#18 - elser1 - April 4, 2011 // 9:03 pm
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This is kool..haha
ill go to the brisbane store if there is 1 to display mutter utter disgust for this ****pany,but ill probably be alone..LOL

#17 - barrybarryk - April 4, 2011 // 8:40 pm
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well the idea is to raise awareness whilst affecting revenue streams.. which is working.

#16 - Transient - April 4, 2011 // 8:24 pm
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I don't see how this will help George Hotz's case at all, but I guess it brings more attention to the situation.

Also, I wish people, including anonymous, would use the correct alias for him which is "geohot" all lowercase. That sounds nitpicky, but it's an important part when you consider some of Sony's arguments in the lawsuit.

#15 - v3ng3ance - April 4, 2011 // 7:20 pm
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... nice... iphone has been JBed and yet it continues to outsell its competition so i cannot understand sony's lawsuit... waiting for Sony's response... power to the consumers, i say...

#14 - Moreniu - April 4, 2011 // 7:16 pm
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Everything in us is still up for me, from Latin America.

#13 - barrybarryk - April 4, 2011 // 7:14 pm
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damn straight, and the mass publicity around it won't do sony any favours regardless of how effective the DDoS attacks are (though they are proving to be quite effective lol)