Hacker Group Promises Doom for Sony

Logan Westbrook

Transform, Roll Out, Etc
Feb 21, 2008
Hacker Group Promises Doom for Sony

Group says its new operation will be the "beginning of the end" for Sony.

The hacker group "LulzSec" has announced its intention to continue the assault on Sony's online assets started by Anonymous. LulzSec has claimed responsibility for the recent successful hack [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/110328-Sony-Hacked-Again] on Sony BMG's Greek website, and the recent attack on the PBS website, which included the defacing of the site, and a phony story about rapper Tupac Shakur being alive and well and living in New Zealand being posted on its front page.

The warning for Sony actually came before LulzSec's attack on PBS. Posting on Twitter [http://twitter.com/#!/LulzSec/status/73999827838582785] on May 27th, the group said that it was "the beginning of the end" for Sony. The PBS attack took up most of the group's attention over the next few days, but on May 30th, it said [http://twitter.com/#!/LulzSec/status/75107010642841600] that the operation, which they dubbed "Sownage" would begin on May 31st. Just a few hours ago, a new post on Twitter suggested [http://twitter.com/#!/LulzSec/status/75489095371079680] that not only had the operation already begun, but that it was proving rather successful. LulzSec said that it was "making off with a bunch of [Sony's] internal stuff," but that the company hadn't noticed.

As the PBS attack was seemingly prompted by what the group perceived as a smear attempt on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the channel's Frontline program, it seems reasonable to assume that LulzSec's attacks on Sony are motivated by the same pro-free speech/pro-hacker sentiments as Anonymous. The original attacks against Sony were a reaction to the company suing hacker George Hotz and Sony's out of court settlement [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109150-GeoHot-and-Sony-Settle-PS3-Jailbreak-Case] with Hotz doesn't seem to have let it off the hook.

Source: Forbes [http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2011/05/30/pbs-hacked-after-critical-wikileaks-show/] via 1up [http://www.1up.com/news/beginning-the-end-sony-hacker-group]



New member
Nov 14, 2009
Die Hard 4 sucked in a lot of ways. But right now, I'm really liking that whole "press a key on your keyboard and you blow up" idea it had going on.


New member
Mar 15, 2011
Truly-A-Lie said:
But right now, I'm really liking that whole "press a key on your keyboard and you blow up" idea it had going on.
That just made my life.

OT; starting to feel sorry for Sony now.


New member
Oct 23, 2009
windlenot said:
... I still don't even know why. Where's their motivation?
I'm really with you on that.
This is starting to suffer from Comic Continuity Syndrome.
Is this "still" because Sony removed the software feature from the PS3 and sued that guy?

If so, then the hackers' heroic attitude towards this whole concept is starting to get iritating.
It's hard to sympathies with people who are acting all big and mighty when they're causing so much trouble for many innocent bystanders.


New member
Apr 14, 2009
Same Shit Different Day. I could not care less about Sony, or for the Hackers. The only ones I feel bad for are Sony's customers. This will not end well.


New member
May 27, 2010
tghm1801 said:
Nyan Cat? Really?

[small]you clearly haven't seen Nyan Man[/small]
Or Nyanicorn.

I posted a thread about LulzSec/The Lulz Boat yesterday, but eh.

I hope that the core group of LulzSec is stationed in America. We have 'enhanced interrogation techniques' here.


New member
May 21, 2008
Good thing I don't own a PS3.

Seriously, what are these people thinking? Sony's servers are probably the most watched right now, it's like announcing that a bank is going to be held up WHILE the FBI is still investigating how the previous bank heist happened. HACKER FAIL.

NOTE: I'm not a X360 fanboy; I actually want to buy a PS3 sometime mid-summer. However, I think that I will wait at least three months until all of this hurricane dies down to even try. I think I'll purchase a laptop instead. :p


The Laughing Arsehole
Dec 29, 2009
One wonders if Sony will think twice before suing people after all this.


Do the buttwalk!
Mar 11, 2009
You can **** my ****, you hacker *****. Here, let me whip it out for you.

You shroud yourselves in righteousness when, really, you're just acting out of greed. You're petty thieves, that's what you are. You claim to be mad at Sony's leaders, but instead of going after those, you fuck with the pastime activities of millions of people worldwide.

Do the world a favor and take a collective dive into an acid vat.


Is not insane, just crazy >:)
Jan 5, 2011
Gaderael said:
The only ones I feel bad for are Sony's customers. This will not end well.
That and the people who try and genuinely eck a living out of working for Sony and the families they support. I'm thankful that I don't personally own a PS3, but man do I feel for people that only have a PS3. Makes me wanna sing that one song from Ferris Bueller's(?) Day Off:

"When Sony was in Egypt's land,
Let the Network go."