Today the hacker group anonymous took down a few Sony websites. In their eyes this will send a message to Sony—but do they realize who their actions are truly hurting? I don’t think they do, here’s why they have a flawed logic. Keep reading after the break.
Their efforts are only a minor annoyance to Sony; if they wanted to truly protest, why not just throw out their PS3s? Or better yet, burn them all and broadcast it live on the Internet, take that Sony! The answer is simple—they only want to cause trouble. But what they fail (or just don’t care) to realize is, they cause the most trouble for the end-user, not the corporation.
Aren’t they fighting for us, the gamers? Well they’re doing an awful job at it. Pissing off Sony will get them nowhere quick; Sony has already proven that they won’t take threats from hackers. Just ask Geohot how things are working out for him.
Anonymous think they’re freedom fighters, like they’re doing gamers everywhere a favor. When the only thing they’re really doing is working towards their own agenda, which probably includes piracy and other malicious acts.
Also do they realize this isn’t exactly helping Geohot’s case, seriously, if anything this is only giving Sony more ammo to go after him. Look, this is what your arrogance led to, cyber terrorism (I can hear Sony’s team of lawyers now). One thing I will give them is this, they’re smarter than Geohot—they’re anonymous. Although, I wouldn’t be shocked if a few of them are found out.
The bottom-line is these hackers have an extremely flawed logic. I’d actually respect them more if they came out and said, we’re just being dicks, trying to piss gamers off, and contribute to the downfall of the industry thanks to piracy. It’s blunt—but it’s better than hiding behind a false cause.