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    Anonymous have announced another attack on playstation network due to Sony backing the SOPA act in the US (retarded if you ask me). Expect outages again. They've said they will keep the attack going until Sony announce publicly that they will retract their support for SOPA. This will be interesting.

    The SOPA act if it gets through will filter sites in the US such as YouTube, and anything else that houses material that is copyrighted and can be published elsewhere such as piratebay etc

    Microsoft, Google and Facebook have said its a waste of time and resources as people will find ways around it, and Sony bitched that they are losing too much money due to piracy. Steve balmers reply was classic as he told Sony to suck it up as ms loses more than they do but don't moan half as much! Lol

    Anonymous To “Destroy” Sony’s Online Network for SOPA Support
    12/29/2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

    With Sony’s online service hacked and brought down earlier in the year by internet activists Anonymous, gamers everywhere suffered from the downtime of the PlayStation Network and its subsequent hack. Unfortunately, if you thought that it was all over, then you’d sadly be wrong – Anonymous seems to have declared war on Sony, again.

    YouTube channel TheAnonMessage uploaded the following video on Google’s video service:
    Anonymous: Message to SONY on SOPA - YouTube

    Hello, SONY.
    We are Anonymous.

    It has come to the attention of the Anonymous activist community that you have chosen to stand by the Stop Online Piracy Act. 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.

    To those doubting our powers. We’ve infiltrated the servers of Bank of America, The United States Department of Defense, The United Nations, and Lockheed Martin. In one day.

    For their approval to SOPA, we have also declared that our fury be brought upon the following persons. Justin Bieber. Lady Gaga. Kim Kardashian. and Taylor Swift.

    Operation Blackout, engaged.
    Operation Mayhem, engaged.
    Operation LulzXmas, engaged.

    We are Anonymous.
    We are Legion.
    We do not forgive.
    We do not forget.

    Supporters of SOPA, you should’ve expected us.
    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is the highly controversial bill that, if passed, would give the US government and copyright holders powers to block access to “rogue websites dedicated to infringing or counterfeit goods”. But SOPA has received growing criticism by free speech activists and tech companies like Google and Facebook due to the vague terminology of the bill, which could mean sites like YouTube (or even PSLS) could be blocked for having copyrighted material submitted by users rather than the actual site owners.

    With Sony being one of the largest publishers and producers of films, music and games, piracy has severely impacted their profits, and have a vested interest in SOPA being passed. While it’s fair to protest SOPA and any company that supports it, Anonymous’ actions earlier this year showed that the group is willing to let normal consumers suffer from their attacks.

    It’s important to note that Anonymous have no central leadership, and this video seems to be the only declaration of war against Sony so far, so it’s hard to tell just how many Anonymous ‘members’ are actually behind the new attack.

    PlayStation LifeStyle will keep you updated with further coverage of Anonymous and the threat, as it develops. In the meantime, we must reiterate the importance of ensuring your password on the PSN is different to other sites.
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    An update courtesy of anonymous

    Greetings, Citizens of the World,

    The internet is in danger of an oppressive new law that will allow the Federal Government of the United States to shut down, arrest, fine and prosecute any website and it’s operator(s) at the behest of corporations who can and do stand to profit from weaponized censorship. The goal of the so-called ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ SOPA is to empower litigious U.S. corporations to police the internet, with the ability to act as judge, jury and executioner. SOPA tramples civil rights laws, fair use, freedom of press and freedom of speech. Under SOPA an average person could be arrested, fined, sued and spend time in a federal prison for so little as uploading a video to YouTube or even linking to one. This law further proves the reality of corporate rule and totalitarianism.

    Recently the vote on SOPA was delayed until early 2012 due to dissenting influence and the backlash of the immense number of core internet services that this bill targets. In a democracy this should be enough to defeat the bill, however, in the U.S. it only means that the vote will get delayed until the media loses interest and the backing corporate lobbyists have enough time to “influence” [read: bribe] the vote to their favour. However, it has been clandestinely moved forward in an attempt to fast track the law under the radar of a culture drunk on materialistic obsession — as such The House Judiciary Committee is reconvening on the 21st of December. In short, we were lied to.

    While it was the intent to give people little time to react, our reaction will not be little. This oligarchy rules without democracy, consent or support; it fears us, it fears protesters, it fears the solidarity of the Occupy Movement, it fears the 99%, it fears YOU. The Federal Government currently perches on the narrow brink of collapse, lets give it a nice hard push. We simply do not need or want the future they’re trying to sell us. No government can exist that we, the people, refuse to support. It’s time to revoke that consent. It’s time to spread the message of dissent everywhere. Show those who have, and continue to, grant themselves nearly unlimited power how great the force is that rises up en masse to oppose their tyranny.

    We are Anonymous.
    We are legion.
    We are everyone.
    We are everywhere.
    We are you.
    We do not forgive.
    We do not forget.

    This is our world, and we’re taking it back.

    Expect us.

    Sony you are first

    OpBlackOut:
    Primary:
    Anons, Dissidents, Hacktivists, Activists, Subversives, Occupiers, Culture Jammers and the 99%: We all have a reason and the power to fight this. Started Dec. 19th, lets replace the face of the internet with a clear message about how we feel about censorship.
    OpBlackOut front page kit: https://bit.ly/ubJLO7

    Replace the front page of every website we can with a simple, clear protest page. Encourage friends, businesses, organizations, social media to take a stand along side us in the same way. Use/distribute the OpBlackOut material we’ve provided for this purpose, or make your own (but please try to be concise and indict SOPA specifically so the message is clear, unanimous and omnipresent). Get this image and message everywhere online. Plant the seeds of dissent where ever they can grow.

    Secondary:
    Bring OpBlackOut in to physical space; let us reach out to the malcontent, disenfranchised wage slaves of America. Inform them. Unite them. Show them that they are not alone in their contempt and absolute distrust of the U.S. Government. Show them how many people just like them feel the same way. Take over signs and billboards, tag, stencil, chalk, sticker, flier, protest, etc. — fill public space with our message, image and presence. Coordinate information with Occupiers. Publicly post. Get people talking. Put the truth not only where it can be seen, but where it cannot be avoided. This is something everyone can do. We are legion, this is our voice, people are listening, we will be heard.

    Join us on IRC
    irc.anonops.li:6667 (or 6697 for SSL)
    #OpBlackOut

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    Sony Computer Entertainment have dropped support for SOPA so the old PSN may be safe, but the other media arms are still down as officially supporting it;

    Sony and Nintendo drop SOPA support amid Anonymous threats - SlashGear

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    Looks like they take anonymous seriously then as I pulled that from the site direct.

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