According to an interview by Arstechnica with Sony’s website hosting provider the attacks being conduced by Anonymous are just a “medium scale” attack and are a “annoyance”. So why the downtime? The hosting tech said that the attack was not overwhelming, and that each wave of “attacks” require the hosts to blacklist the offending IP addresses. The only reasons server really was going down is becauseÂ the processÂ “takes time” and “it’s not difficult”.
The tech furthermore said that the DDoS attacks where underwhelming, and no where near an unstoppable force. They plan to just wait out the attacks until Anonymous becomes “bored”.
Sony also has signed up with Prolexic, a DDoS mitigation service making the site being attacked much harder to take down, and apparently Anonymous has started to do some digging on this company as well.
IRC Logs of interest below:
KoraX: Prolexic will absorb anything that loic can throw at it,
innocent_whistler: didnt scientolodgy hire prolexic agenst us befor
KoraX: Thats why sony.com won’t go down
KoraX: innocent_whistler: indeed they did!
DrQuestion: I thought it was down
KoraX: naw, The auth site is down, other sites are down,
from what i can see sony.com is up
KoraX: And yes, its me
Ghoster^: yeah they wont go down, if they are under prolexic
Ghoster^: we have to plan for another course of action
Elitestate: sweet, what is it?
Ghoster^: thats why i said we have to plan.. haha
sprog: listen its going to take a lot to down sony, this is what
prolexic is paid for to protect companies against ddos attacks,
this foiled one of our plans before
sonyrecon335: I’ve messaged Journalists – it’s now just a waiting game.
Takai, could I ask that I now go after Prolexic employees,
as they’re standing in the way of our #Opsony’s current objective?
Takai: Have at’er
WhiteRabbit: its pretty much game over….Plolexic can stop attack at 150GBps.
narc0synthesis: hahaha unless we r00t prolexic and fuck them up,
make them back off
What do you guys think, is Sony just bluffing or are the Anonymous attacks weak? Let us know via comments below.