Sony, Sony, Sony. Look what you’ve gone and done now. Yea, you screwed your own customers!
The community has spoken out against Sony following their decisions to pursue individuals that opened up the ‘secret codes’ of the PS3’s software. This hack allowed users to ‘jailbreak‘ their PS3 and play homemade/unofficial games. Sony didn’t like the idea and decided to take suspected individuals to court and pursue anyone else trying to give out this ‘top secret’ information.
We all know software is always going to be ‘hacked’ eventually and someone will ALWAYS figure out a way to get into it and open it up. People are naturally curious and will therefore naturally want to figure out ways of using things beyond their intended uses, whether they come sealed in a box or encoded onto Blu-ray. As soon as a new gadget is released, check how many videos there are on YouTube of people taking it apart to see what is inside – do they get taken to court? No. So what difference should it make because it’s encoded on a Blu-Ray disc?
Well Sony, I think you have just served all the other companies out there with a warning – Don’t pursue your customers or they’ll come and bite you in the ass!
See the full story here. Below, is a message to Sony following a previous hack that happened just 2 weeks prior to this most recent major hack. It seems the hacking community is out to get Sony back for what they’re doing!
A message to Sony from Anonymous
on 02-04-2011 01:08 PM
Congratulations! You are now receiving the attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal actions against fellow internet citizens, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo have been deemed an unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom, primary sources of free lulz (and you know how we feel about lulz.)
You have abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information about how your products work. You have victimized your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target those who seek this information. In doing so you have violated the privacy of thousands of innocent people who only sought the free distribution of information. Your suppression of this information is motivated by corporate greed and the desire for complete control over the actions of individuals who purchase and use your products, at least when those actions threaten to undermine the corrupt stranglehold you seek to maintain over copywrong, oops, “copyright”.
Your corrupt business practices are indicative of a corporate philosophy that would deny consumers the right to use products they have paid for, and rightfully own, in the manner of their choosing. Perhaps you should alert your customers to the fact that they are apparently only renting your products? In light of this assault on both rights and free expression, Anonymous, the notoriously handsome rulers of the internet, would like to inform you that you have only been “renting” your web domains. Having trodden upon Anonymous’ rights, you must now be trodden on.
If you disagree with the disciplinary actions against your private parts domains, then we trust you can also understand our motivations for these actions. You own your domains. You paid for them with your ownmoney. Now Anonymous is attacking your private property because we disagree with your actions. And that seems, dare we say it, “wrong.” Sound familiar?
Let Anonymous teach you a few important lessons that your mother forgot:
1. Don’t do it to someone else if you don’t want it to be done to you.
2. Information is free.
3. We own this. Forever.
As for the ”judges” and complicit legal entities who have enabled these cowards: You are no better than SONY itself in our eyes and remain guilty of undermining the well-being of the populace and subverting your judicial mandate.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
[Message found Via: LaurelPapworth]
I am behind the hackers on this one. based on the motives behind it, I doubt anything will happen to the card details and personal information but we shall see.