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Sony being Hacked Again? This Time for the “Lulz.”

by Joey Davidson | May 31, 2011May 31, 2011 9:00 am PST

Over the holiday weekend, one hacking group took PBS’ site and plastered an article on the front page which falsely stated that Tupac was indeed still alive and well. Why? For the “lulz,” it seems.

Now, that same group is supposedly working on Sony. The news has come in a wave of Tweets that claim the group is currently in the process of hacking Sony once again. This comes after Sony announced that their service would see its full, worldwide restoration by the end of the week.

What are they doing, exactly? The group, whose almost irresistible Twitter avatar is standing gentlemanly to the right, Tweeted hints at what they were making off with…

@LulzSec: Hey @Sony, you know we’re making off with a bunch of your internal stuff right now and you haven’t even noticed? Slow and steady, guys.

These notes have been aggressive and baiting in nature, and the group seems hellbent on making their presence and frustration known. They’ve further hinted at what’s coming only a few minutes ago (as of writing up this post, of course)…

@LulzSec#Sownage comes when we release the lulz. If you want it faster, go hack something yourself. Cruising at a steady pace, fresh and calm.

As both a writer and a gamer, it’s been hard to pin down exactly what this group is responsible for and what the point of all of this hacking is. The quick reaction is that the group is sending a message to Sony for messing with one of their own, hacker George Hotz. But their message, their presentation and their bravado all indicate that these folks are after giving the company what’s for, pugilism style.

Will these Tweets lead to anything? We’ll cover it if and when they do. For now, see them as a warning of things to come or simply internet trolling at its finest. Either way, Sony’s bound for some frustration.

[via Eurogamer]


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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