• On the 18th of May, we reported that Mary Bono Mack, Chairman of a United States House Of Representatives Sub Committee was not happy nor satisfied, with the first set of answers, from the first set of questions that the Sub Committee sent Kazuo Hirai, so Mary Bono Mack sent Kazuo a new set of question and, here is a quote from his response:

    To answer the Committees i believe that it would be helpful to provide additional background information so that the Committee can better understand the nature and complexity of these events.
    Sony was the victim of multiple cyber attacks that occurred over a period of several weeks. initially. Anonymous openly called for and carried out massive “denial of service” attacks against numerous Sony internet sites in retaliation for Sony Computer Entertainment America bringing an action in Federal Court to protect its intellectual property. The bulk of these attacks were targeted at services offered by SNEA and SOE. many of these attacks lasted for several days. We know that some time shortly after those attacks one or more highly skilled hackers infiltrated the servers of SNEA and SOE. The first indication that there was a a problem was when several of SNEA’s servers began to act in an unexpected manner.
    Four servers were initially isolated as suspect. As similar abnormalities were discovered in other servers within the network system, the decision to shut down the entire system was made.

    To read the full letter, download it below.

    Source Of Information.


    Download Kazuo Hirai’s Letter.

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  • 19 Comments

    1. GregoryRasputin
      05-28-2011
      08:59 AM
      1

      Thanks Invi, edited and front paged

    2. OoZic
      05-28-2011
      09:15 AM
      2

      Mary Bono Mack, Chairman of a United States House Of Representatives Sub Committee should Sony ask the next question:

      "Do you think PSN would have been hacked if you didn't remove OtherOS?"

      mr. crybaby Kazuo forgets to mention the removal fact but it is just all about "Action and Reaction"

    3. tech3475
      05-28-2011
      10:42 AM
      3

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      "Do you think PSN would have been hacked if you didn't remove OtherOS?"

      mr. crybaby Kazuo forgets to mention the removal fact but it is just all about "Action and Reaction"
      It wouldn't surprise me if Congress knows what the PS3/PSN actually is, let alone OOS.

      Even if they did ask the response would be "what is $50,000 in your bank account?". If you must know, yes I think the system is ****ed up.

    4. hax3ps
      05-28-2011
      10:59 AM
      4

      Even with the help of the FBI it's almost impossible to find the hacker(s) so I'm not surprised. The guy has probably hacked someone's WIFI access (very easy if it's WEP encrypted) and used it to connect to Sony's server. He has also probably used a proxy. So Sony will find an IP address but it's won't be the hacker's IP.

    5. geocold
      05-28-2011
      11:10 AM
      5

      I think that Sony is happy now. Their network is secure and their firmware released months ago remains unhacked because GeoHot capitulated. And on top of that they continue tracking down the hackers like Graf Chokolo

    6. bobbintb
      05-28-2011
      11:51 AM
      6

      finally, some quality answers. if they would have responded this way in the first place instead of giving a bunch of half assed bs answers, it would not have pissed so many people off. these responses actually have some substance to them.

    7. Honcho
      05-28-2011
      11:59 AM
      7

      Originally Posted by hax3ps
      Even with the help of the FBI it's almost impossible to find the hacker(s) so I'm not surprised. The guy has probably hacked someone's WIFI access (very easy if it's WEP encrypted) and used it to connect to Sony's server. He has also probably used a proxy. So Sony will find an IP address but it's won't be the hacker's IP.

      totaly m8 there is no secure wifi ebcryption used in homes now adays and very easy to change ips spoof mac addys and slip right in there do what u want then slip right bk out or lay a trogin in that takes over many pcs and have many totaly unaware pc owners doin you dirty work by proxy lets face it if sony thought there security was secure then why would we think they could find the purpotrater or 's @ end of last word got lazy there lol

    8. advocatusdiaboli
      05-28-2011
      12:04 PM
      8

      Did they rule out the CIA as hackers of PSN yet?

    9. Honcho
      05-28-2011
      12:19 PM
      9

      Originally Posted by advocatusdiaboli
      Did they rule out the CIA as hackers of PSN yet?

      lol tru as they didi do irans enrichment plant m8

    10. jazdream
      05-28-2011
      12:41 PM
      10

      i still think it was an inside job, but i honestly think if the hacker/s who did it were going to get caught they would have been by now. Lets wait and see if it happens again when the store returns!

    11. onenut
      05-28-2011
      01:27 PM
      11

      if Fony would have bought back our stolen data like they were offered to do, they could have easily known who it was that hacked the network just by asking " and who's name do i make the check out to? "

    12. Thelostdeathknight
      05-28-2011
      02:20 PM
      12

      Originally Posted by onenut
      who's name do i make the check out to? "
      lol, make it payable to the order of Cash Money...WHAT? that's my name

    13. republicano
      05-28-2011
      04:31 PM
      13

      it was a customer abused and mislead by sony thinking if he has the console he can play those games but little did he know he had to give away the rights to the hardware, forced to these software updates or face a console with limited capabilities

    14. Amendment01
      05-28-2011
      07:51 PM
      14

      Forget you Sony, give me back what you took!! And stop spying on my network.... It is hereby prohibited!! I will not tolerate it anymore, didn't you learn when you got sued for rootkits in the first place? I guess not... Well..... I will not stand for it, especially when it is a update/hack process you people tend to go by! My personal info/ other consumer infos is worth more than your whole company!!!!!!!!
      People....... Pull Together..... Do Not Stand For This.....

      Stand Up For Your Rights!!!
      Peeping Toms' go to jail, what makes you different!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    15. MitchenX
      05-28-2011
      11:58 PM
      15

      Until Sony finds the culprits (that is IF they can) it doesn't seem like anyone trusts each other anymore. Everyone is labeled as a "bad guy" now.

      They have got to find these people and get some answers!

    16. Thelostdeathknight
      05-29-2011
      12:39 AM
      16

      Sony's got to find those guys and about a dozen or more others who have been hacking them so hard that sony is starting to walk funny

    17. NakedFaerie
      05-29-2011
      12:42 AM
      17

      $ony don't know who hacked them?
      They know exactly who hacked them. ALL the pissed off customers. We all hacked them at the same time and they are too embarrassed to say who it was and why we hacked them.
      If they give us back OtherOS then the hacking will stop.

    18. advocatusdiaboli
      05-29-2011
      05:10 AM
      18

      That is the essence of the truth and reason to why, but some people took the responsibility to get the job done.

    19. NeoNetGen
      05-29-2011
      10:34 AM
      19

      They keep claiming that it is sophisticated hackers doing complicated hacking. Maybe they were part of a Stuxnet 2 type of attack? The first one sure as hell ****ed up Iran. $ony losing 80million peoples info is surely enough to piss a few peeps off.