Another PSN Attack...I Hope Hackers Are Proud Of Themselves
Hackers attacked the PlayStation Network, along with other major network services over the weekend.
Sony confirmed as much; due to an "artificially high amount of traffic," things stopped working. Yep, another DDoS attack, evidently.
But I'm bored. I think we're all bored. The problem is, none of this seems to mean anything. It's like when a kid tips over a soda just because he's pissed at his parents. Thing is, such antics don't appear to have any legitimate foundation. They seem to be grounded in nothing but immaturity. It's like children throwing a tantrum. They're not really making any point (these attacks aren't accompanied by any sort of political, social, religious, or business statement), and they don't seem to be rebelling against anything.
These kinds of things bore me. You're not actually doing or saying anything. Unless, of course, you're just proving to everyone how smart and skilled you are, given your ability to bring down major Internet networks. I dunno, I guess you could impress people with that. Has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence, though, and again, I couldn't possibly be less interested. You inconvenienced a lot of people. Well yay, good for you. And? What do you get out of it? Some sort of shady profit? Well, whatever. If so, then you're just a common criminal.
None of this is special. Nothing these people do can be considered impressive. They hurt people electronically. If it's just a prank, you're a child. If you're trying to steal from them, despite the fancy electronic smoke and mirrors, it's merely the virtual equivalent of leaping out of the shadows, smacking someone in the knees with a lead pipe, and stealing their wallet. You're a thug with a keyboard rather than a pipe. Either way, whether you're acting like a child playing a prank, or you're just a criminal, I don't see any reason why anybody should care about anything you do.
I should probably add that it's entirely our fault. We've worshipped at the altar of eletrconics for so long that we treat it like another breathing medium, as if we couldn't live without it. If we'd never let it rule our lives in the first place, none of this would really matter. You reap what you sow, plain and simple.
8/24/2014 9:34:06 PM Ben Dutka