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Amazon Servers Used In Sony Playstation Hack 135

Posted by samzenpus
from the bad-clouds dept.
the simurgh writes "Amazon servers may have been used to carry out the massive Playstation hack that compromised the personal information of more than 100 million Playstation Network users. According to a report from Bloomberg, sources close to the ongoing investigation say the attack was mounted from Amazon Web Service's cloud computing platform."
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Amazon Servers Used In Sony Playstation Hack

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  • really? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by cratermoon (765155) on Sunday May 15, 2011 @11:44AM (#36133740) Homepage

    Considering how Amazon has become known for caving to the slightest pressure from law enforcement or even just a nosy senator [talkingpointsmemo.com], to host such an attack from EC2 seems extraordinarily stupid.

    It would make much more sense to launch it from somewhere hosted by a company that doesn't have a reputation for giving up their customer's data and shutting down even legitimate stuff that happens to run afoul of their vague guidelines.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 15, 2011 @11:53AM (#36133812)

    Wait a minute... Amazon's cloud crashed 4/21, the day after Sony realized they'd been pwned and took down PSN.

    Is there something Amazon isn't saying, like maybe they were pwned too??

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