Sony Threatened by hackers Again

on June 21, 2011 1:24 AM

Following the news that a hacker going by the nickname graf_chocolo might be jailed after a legal battle against Sony due to his activities in reverse engineering the PS3 and restoring Linux support on the console, an alleged and unnamed group of hackers threatened to enact another attack on the PSN.

You can find the full message in the comments to the latest post on graf_chocolo’s blog. In the case you decide to actually click the link, I hope you’re immunized to broken english and delirious third rate villain monologue.

While this is a news post, I’m going indulge myself and add a personal comment: assuming that the threat is real, and not a random message from some egomaniac looking for attention (and such an assumption is by itself quite farfetched, I know), it’s truly appalling to see that some people that were gifted with intelligence completely lack any shred of common sense. This kind of hackers claim to be “fighting the good fight”, blinded by some cheap Robin Hood myth, but in the end do nothing else than causing inconvenience and trouble to millions of people that have nothing to do with their misguided “cause” and that can’t care the less about Linux, having purchased a gaming console simply to play games (the logical thing to do, you know).

I don’t know if graf_chocolo should go to jail or not, but about one thing I’m absolutely positive: self-professed hackers that continue to cause disruption at the disadvantage of millions of workers, students, gamers and generally normal people, should definitely end up behind bars. Good riddance.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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