If you don’t remember Anonymous, they were the same hacker group who allegedly brought down the PSN back in April of this year.

This time though, Anonymous is going after Sony because of the company’s support for SOPA, the new act in Congress regarding Internet piracy. If you’re not sure what SOPA is, you can read a decent summary of it here. But I can give you a very quick tl;dr. It’s your parents… trying to regulate the Internet. Now I know there are tech savvy adults out there, but there’s also the adults out there who can’t make head or tails of how email works. Realize that a large majority of Congress is made up of people older than your parents who are trying to regulate piracy without an actual working knowledge of how piracy works. Yeah, that’s scary. In the end, if SOPA is passed, YouTube videos showing gameplay can cause you to be persecuted for piracy.

Why do companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft support it then? Because, in short. They’re businesses. Any excuse to stop piracy is a good thing for them. And the videogame industry is not unfamiliar to piracy.

So, Anonymous is now threatening to bring down Sony’s network, yet again. Well, they’ve done it before. They probably can do it again, despite the new security measures that Sony has probably put in. My only question now is why Anonymous is only targeting Sony. Why not Nintendo and Microsoft?

12 COMMENTS

  1. sigh…anonymous a group of children who download little scripts made by real hackers that do nothing more then increase network traffic…ow yea go leet hackers.

    • You try hacking things like they did.
      Plus, you don’t even know half of it. I bet you didn’t know Anonymous is not just one group, but many. Just because one part of Anonymous causes mayhem, doesn’t mean all of Anonymous is evil/script kiddies overall. You make accusations without having any research besides the media.

      Have you ever heard of the Anonymous with guy fawkes mask protesting at the Wall Street Occupy movement? They’re not all from the hacking group.

      And what about SOPA? You make irrelevant comment about the Anonymous group when it is clearly about opposing against SOPA. You should write about your opinion on that instead.

      Like so below,

      I think SOPA is stupid, and a plan for the government for control over the internet, when it should be free like it always has been. If you let the government pass the bill with SOPA, lord who knows what else they will censor next? 

      Freedom has created many innovations today. I’m not a pirate supporter, but without piracy, there would be no copyright softwares or anti-viruses (without hackers). Those create extra jobs too. Freedom has also allowed so many innovations because there weren’t any REGULATIONS that stopped them so. That is…the internet.

      Take a look at Android. It’s open source. It’s freedom. You can do whatever you would like with it’s source. It has so many innovations because there is nothing stopping you. 

      Censoring the internet will lead to so many unwanted consequences that you haven’t foresee.

      So forget SOPA, and Google up how the founding fathers of the internet is against SOPA

      • It damages the users trying to enjoy a game on there Ps3. They might as well just go up to Sony HQ and throw bricks at there windows. They are essently commiting a crime why real protest groups that acutly talk to there goverment repræsentatives get more discredited. SOPA is done and over with, no need to continue to say “Hey you lost but will keep poking you with a stick assuring you figure out another way to get more control.”. Also yes there hacking consist of about one line on there cammand console.

        Besides that rant though. My only real thing against anonymous is people put this fantasy there some supergroup when they offer no sulution of there own in terms of countering problems like piracy. Its just immature protesting similar to the wallstreet sit in.

      • It damages the users trying to enjoy a game on there Ps3. They might as well just go up to Sony HQ and throw bricks at there windows. They are essently commiting a crime why real protest groups that acutly talk to there goverment repræsentatives get more discredited. SOPA is done and over with, no need to continue to say “Hey you lost but will keep poking you with a stick assuring you figure out another way to get more control.”. Also yes there hacking consist of about one line on there cammand console.

        Besides that rant though. My only real thing against anonymous is people put this fantasy there some supergroup when they offer no sulution of there own in terms of countering problems like piracy. Its just immature protesting similar to the wallstreet sit in.

  2. Where did you get that Anonymous took down the PSN? They have always denied those allegations and no one has taken credit. You should have probably said “allegedly”…

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