Anonymous Targets Sony over SOPA in New Video

December 30, 2011 -

A new video supposedly from the hacking group Anonymous warns Sony that they are soon to be targeted for their support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

"It has come to the attention of the Anonymous activist community that you have chosen to stand by the Stop Online Piracy Act," Anonymous warned Sony in its latest video. "This act will halt online businesses and restrict access to many sites for many users. Supporting SOPA is like trying to throw an entire company from off a bridge. Your support to the act is a signed death warrant to SONY Company and Associates."

"Therefore, yet again, we have decided to destroy your network. We will dismantle your phantom from the internet. Prepare to be extinguished. Justice will be swift, and it will be for the people, whether some like it or not. Sony, you have been warned."

Earlier this year, Anonymous attacked Sony for its lawsuit against hardware hacker Geohot, who jailbroke the PS3 to return "OtherOS" (which allowed the Linux operating system to run on Sony's console) to the system. A lawsuit followed by a settlement between Geohot and Sony was eventually reached.

Source: Destructoid


Comments

Re: Anonymous Targets Sony over SOPA in New Video

Can't they do something useful like mess with China,Iran, and North Korea?

Those are where real crimes against humanity and free speech happen.

Re: Anonymous Targets Sony over SOPA in New Video

Nah, because that might actually have consequences.

Re: Anonymous Targets Sony over SOPA in New Video

It would be funny as hell to see a pissed off North Korean official.

Re: Anonymous Targets Sony over SOPA in New Video

Agreed.  They're certainly not helping by doing the high-tech equivalent of throwing bricks through the window with threatening messages.  Thuggery is not warranted in this situation.  Seems they only know one trick: hack anything they don't like.  It looks like they're chomping at the bit for this thing to get passed.  I also saw what looked like pre-prepared statement in case it did pass where they pretty much promised to bring the internet to its knees.  These are not the kinds of people we want on our side, thank you.

Re: Anonymous Targets Sony over SOPA in New Video

See you next Tuesday.

Re: Anonymous Targets Sony over SOPA in New Video

So these are our "allies"? Not helping...we're screwed.

Re: Anonymous Targets Sony over SOPA in New Video

If anything they're making the case for them to pass it.

Re: Anonymous Targets Sony over SOPA in New Video

Great, so these fuckwits are going to punish, probably again, the consumers. Seriously, Sony won't be hurt by this, it'll be the consumers who use PSN who will be hurt by it by not being able to use what we paid to access. We don't need ANOTHER month and a half outage.

 

Fuck you anonymous, FUCK YOU!

 
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quiknkoldby doing something, Charitable Donations is an example.10/20/2014 - 8:06pm
quiknkoldAndrew : I dont accept any worded apology unless I can look the person in the eye when they say it. For me, he'd either have to make a video so I could read his bodylanguage, or actually do something. actions speak louder than words.10/20/2014 - 8:04pm
quiknkoldwell if they are looking for social pollution, Twitter is a great breeding ground for it. Its a breeding ground for deviance.10/20/2014 - 8:03pm
Andrew Eisenquiknkold - He had three tweets worth of apology the following day.10/20/2014 - 8:00pm
quiknkoldyou know, people keep saying Biddle's comment was sarcasm, but the thing is, Sarcasm doesnt translate well in Tweets. I took his words as really hateful, and unless I see an honest apology, I'm not going to be happy with him.10/20/2014 - 7:38pm
Matthew WilsonI doubt it will change much.10/20/2014 - 7:21pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29689949 Google's current piracy fighting plan.10/20/2014 - 6:58pm
Andrew EisenYikes. http://boingboing.net/2014/10/20/vultures-circle-gamergate.html10/20/2014 - 6:25pm
Neo_DrKefkaDestructoid Editor in Chief stepping down after allegations surface about blacklisting will he be next? http://allmannerofnerdery.tumblr.com/post/100526443850/im-leaving-destructoid10/20/2014 - 6:05pm
james_fudgethere's some inside baseball stuff going on in this Andrew - likely some stuff we don't know10/20/2014 - 3:30pm
E. Zachary KnightGreat musical video about online trolling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nS-QeM2ne810/20/2014 - 2:46pm
Andrew EisenBut again, this whole thing is just too damn vague to form an opinion on.10/20/2014 - 2:40pm
Andrew EisenWithout the original communication, it's impossible to say if it could honestly be misconstrued as a friendly suggestion rather than an employer directive. However, it appears that subsequent emails should have cleared up any doubt.10/20/2014 - 2:40pm
Andrew EisenThose aren't the owner's words, they're Chris Dahlen's. For what it's worth, we do see an email from Gonzalez stating "you've already broken the only rule we set for you!!!!!!!"10/20/2014 - 2:38pm
Michael ChandraSo really the guy's own words strike me as "wah! How dare you disagree with me!" behaviour, which is the sort of childish attitude I am unfortunately not surprised by.10/20/2014 - 2:17pm
Michael ChandraCorrect AE, but then again the owner's own words are about "wishes", not about an order. No "we told him not to", but going against his wishes.10/20/2014 - 2:16pm
Matthew Wilsonyup. sadly that has been true for awhile.10/20/2014 - 2:10pm
james_fudgewelcome to 2014 politics. Increasingly fought online10/20/2014 - 1:54pm
E. Zachary KnightIt is honestly a shame that anyone has to publicly state they are against such vile behavior, but that is the sad life we live.10/20/2014 - 1:46pm
E. Zachary KnightDecided to publicly reiterate my opposition to harassment campaigns. http://randomtower.com/2014/10/just-stop-with-the-harassment-and-bullying-campaigns-already/10/20/2014 - 1:45pm
 

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