A Christmas Gift for Sony

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  1. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Sony's Playstation Network finds itself down on this biggest day of the year. Apparently, hackers shut the popular network down. Microsoft is not having any issues with its Xbox Live. Maybe Kim Jung Un plays Call of Duty on his Xbox.
     
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    Is there any link? I can't find anything about this.
     
  3. Southern Dad thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The biggest day of the year for selling online subscriptions to their service and their network has been up and down all day. This could certainly result in some after Christmas returns. After all, if you can't play Call of Duty on it and shoot all your friends what good is it?
     
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    From your link:

    Also PSN is a different company from Sony Pictures. PSN is under Sony Computer Entertainment. Its probably unrelated to everything else going on.
     
  5. Southern Dad thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sony has been dealing with this hack all day. Service on their system has been down more than up today. Microsoft's Xbox Live is providing solid service. No issues.

    Sony investigating as Christmas traffic pulls PSN live offline

    If this wasn't a denial of service hack, I think Sony needs to think about not taking web service instruction from the Obamacare website creators.
     
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    Xbox is down as I got an Xbox One and can not start it due to these script kiddies.

    Few months ago on the lizard squad leaders got arrested and I believe he will not see freedom for a while and being charge with multiple felonies. Plus law suits.
     
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    I would like to add that this is not a group of hackers but just a script kiddies. A hacker imply they know how to get into a system all they are doing is running scripts of ddos attack.
    Most of them being in high school.
    My guess is they think they are hot stuff but all it is run script at this ip address.
     
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    Not so much...

    There it is...
     
  9. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    He just can't help himself.

    You can't stop a knee from jerking.

    It's a reflex.
     
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    Meh. Pc gaming is much further ahead of console gaming so I'll stick to my pc.
     
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    Haha that sucks. I can't imagine getting a new gift being all excited to use it and then... Oh... Servers are down
     
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    This afternoon I tried to go on the App Store, and was told I couldn't connect (I assume due to high volume).
     
  13. TimelessOne macrumors regular

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    Yeah I was rather ticked about it. Starting goofing and saw the script kiddies where being well script kiddies and just running ddos attack.
     
  14. Southern Dad thread starter macrumors 65816

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    We still can't get on PSN but can get on Xbox Live
     
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    These are the days when the WiiU is so much cooler than it allready was :p
     
  16. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    It's a good opportunity to use Wii Fit until it comes up. :)
     
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    Agree. And pc gamers can make fun of everybody who thinks consoles are better.
     
  18. Southern Dad thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I love the Wii Fit but the Xbox has better tracking. You can't cheat on that sucker.
     
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    xbl and psn were both down, but apparently xbl got back up faster. #nextgengaming
     
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    Honestly I do not like his solution. It pretty much means be a big enough troll we will give you stuff to stop. We need some major changes to the net over all to stop these attacks.
    Server farm being used for ddos attack we cut off the farm from the net.
    The bots need to be shut down. One solution is on the network cables into the country ddos attacks just get blocked and denied entry.
     

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