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Hackers cause terror alert

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Classic facepalm

It’s bad enough when hackers bring down our gaming servers. I really don’t understand the logic behind DDoS attacks on the PSN or Xbox Live, but it happened over the weekend. One group claimed responsibility, and then went even further.

A hacker group claimed responsibility for the PSN DDoS attack, something that already would have garnered a bunch of hatred from gamers worldwide. However, that wasn’t enough to prove that they were “serious” – they then proceeded to send the following threat:

The flight was then shown as redirected, something confirmed by its target, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley.

To be clear, I don’t really want to give these guys too much attention. They sent a bomb threat that scared a whole lot of people, over what? The fact that the PSN doesn’t have DDoS protection?

To make it even worse, it appears that this group is a bunch of fakers. Apparently, they weren’t the ones who actually hacked the PSN; they just claimed responsibility and followed it up with a bomb threat. The actual hackers are rather offended by this, and have in turn hacked this group – sending their details to the FBI and Anonymous.

So, what did all these people get for their efforts? A bunch of irate gamers and 179 diverted travelers. I’m still not even sure why the PSN was brought down; the whole purpose of the hack seems to have been lost, making it purely an inconvenience for gamers.

Last Updated: August 25, 2014


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 25, 2014 at 10:09

    Fucking keyboard warriors. If everyone only had consoles this would never happen, because it takes to long to type anything when you have to select each letter individually.


    • Kensei Seraph

      August 25, 2014 at 10:20

      *Plugs in usb keyboard to PS3*
      Well my PS3 has no issues despite my laptop needing drivers.


    • Sith JJ

      August 25, 2014 at 10:28

      So much win


    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      August 25, 2014 at 10:31

      Warriors have honour, they have none


  2. Trebzz

    August 25, 2014 at 10:10

    I hope there aren’t any brown people working for them, I’m tired of getting the look at airports 😛 but yeah I hope they enjoy jail.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 25, 2014 at 10:27

      What do you mean? Now please come this way for a completely random inspection.


      • Rinceable

        August 25, 2014 at 10:42

        “Random” Tehehe 😉


        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          August 25, 2014 at 11:07

          [sounds of rubber gloves]


  3. Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    August 25, 2014 at 10:11

    What the actual… Are these guys completely stupid?



  4. Sk3tz0

    August 25, 2014 at 10:18

    #WasPieterwhodidit #hestillupset #Hebought #Xbone #somuchshame


    • Pieter Kruger

      August 25, 2014 at 11:02

      No need to hack PSN, it’s down most of the time anyways…..????


  5. cookiemonster

    August 25, 2014 at 10:18

    I guess everybody has the right to be stupid sometimes……bunch of dicks


  6. Umar Ver 1.OBJECTION

    August 25, 2014 at 10:20

    And now these mother fuckers are tweeting fucking kak to do with ISIS , are these fucktards serious? Die you fuckers


    • Sith JJ

      August 25, 2014 at 10:29

      I imagine this statement in audio to be one long beep only. 😉


      • Umar Ver 1.OBJECTION

        August 25, 2014 at 10:39

        lol yeah…..should edit it out actually


  7. Ryanza

    August 25, 2014 at 10:35

    If the lizards didn’t hack psn servers and they didn’t hack american air, then they did nothing wrong but just being asshole trolls.

    Doubt they can be jailed for shit like this. Funny how the hackers wants to point the finger at them.


    • Xcalibersa

      August 25, 2014 at 10:45

      Its a criminal offense to give bomb threats


      • Ryanza

        August 25, 2014 at 11:06

        I don’t think they made a bomb threat. I think they read about it and just tweeted shit about it.


        • Johan du Preez

          August 25, 2014 at 13:35

          I would love to be a fly on the wall when they try and spin that to the FBI


          • Ryanza

            August 25, 2014 at 15:18

            I went to read some of the tweets. It’s all trolling shit. Isis is in the news so it’s just trolling shit.
            And the bomb thing. He didn’t say there is a bomb on the plane. He got reports that there might be a bomb on the plane, so look into it. More trolling shit.
            I don’t think that tweet made the plane divert. Maybe the Sony guy freaked out and made the plane divert. I don’t know all the events and how they played out. Those 2 tweets are too little information.

            A tweet like that alone can not make a plane divert.

    • Sk3tz0

      August 25, 2014 at 11:11

      Crinimal Offense using Denial of Service attack. Also Calling in a Fake Bomb Scare and Wasting Every body Time. fuckers can go rot in a federal Pen.


  8. Rinceable

    August 25, 2014 at 10:40

    “It’s bad enough when hackers bring down our gaming servers. I really don’t understand the logic behind DDoS attacks” You mean DoEs attacks surely?


  9. Rinceable

    August 25, 2014 at 10:41

    Bunch of fucking losers sitting in their basements pretending to be awesome when they are just sad.


  10. Jellybabe

    August 25, 2014 at 11:00

    Sensational headline opportunity missed. Bad journalismzzz!


  11. Kromas of City17

    August 25, 2014 at 11:04

    I once hacked a PS1. that being said it looked slightly like this.


  12. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    August 25, 2014 at 11:11

    DDOS isn’t hacking, so I doubt we can call them hackers.

    Having said that, the FBI is currently investigating them (because of the bomb threat) and I couldn’t be happier. Through their stupidity and hubris, they’ve escalated the matter from a slap on the wrist to a federal crime with harsher penalties.


  13. Sk3tz0

    August 25, 2014 at 11:17

    I do believe they might be minors. I dont see anyone over the age of 21 being dumb enough to fuck with an american airline after the 9/11 events.. if they are.. lets hope they dont drop the soap in Sing Sing


  14. Sageville

    August 25, 2014 at 12:09

    I think they will very suddenly find out, that becoming an “Enemy Combatant” and landing smack bang on the FBI’s terrorism radar, is a bad thing.

    Good, let them spend some time in Gitmo with some perceived “Real” terrorists.


    • Brian Murphy

      August 25, 2014 at 17:03

      Nah, they won’t go to Gitmo, the US isn’t actively sending new prisoners there anymore. Obama tried to close it, but the Democrats refused to allow them to be sent to their countries of origin, for fear of them being mistreated in those prisons, and Republicans wouldn’t allow them to be held on American soil and tried in American courts.

      So, instead, the President just doesn’t send any additional people there, with the eventual hope that those who are there will die of old age, and Gitmo can be closed for lack of any inmates.


  15. WarframedSquirrel

    August 25, 2014 at 12:23

    Blizzard was also affected late last week.


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