We are it again for another story, supposedly served as an attention to Sony who still trying to find the real culprits that ruined their online gaming network. Yesterday, i reported about the slightly-readable announcement from this group who made their intention known to the public for their attack on PSN. Now, they have posted more details on that in which according to them, the planned attack is much more bigger, better than the first outage but at the same time, it will “respect” the PSN members.
Just to clarify the target will be much the PSN, but the attack will be other than what it’s done so far. It is redesigned to be more respectful of Sony customers while being much more problematic for Sony, I will say no more.
And if PSN had never existed?
Anyway as I said we have other cards in hand, think that the world if we would be able to make public information clear and highlight the corruption in this case? For a long time we follow the case closely, very closely.
Of course as soon as we enter into play, unlike many we claim our actions very clearly, and that’s also likely to be more problematic for Sony, we will use the media coup the next PSN for piracy make public information cited in the preceding paragraph and other information as edifying.
Claim is the most important because we will not hesitate to respond directly to their false statements to their customers, and to expose all truths.
But we still have many cards in hand, to make easier we have a lot of wild cards in hand.
We will hurt Sony and show its true face to the world.
As a reminder we support Graf, while if Graf will begin in prison or will not start if it is not the case.
You say it’s bullshit? Well, you just made the “Unknown” group furious with your childish comment. Here, they replied it with their wonderfully crafted message.
We will talk no bullshit when there is evidence of corruption made public we will return to the bad guys are, do not worry if we begin to show is that we have a very heavy record, which will shock public opinion and show the true face of Sony in the world.
If only there was nothing else to charge against them the trick is that the note is heavy and Sony show as evil incarnate the worst rot. Corruption in this case is only the tip of the iceberg, we are also in possession of private papers from Sony on marketing strategies that has the customer as a real laboratory rat, the most instructive is the word defined that customers really reductive and disparaging. We have other crap to make public about the Sony list is long.
We will see who are the bastards in the end, we show that their truth or their representative?
Our next piracy PSN large, much larger than our predecessors is just an introduction to the subject matter and to present to have the attention of all media, there is also some desire to restore justice in this story and especially Sony to show the consequences of their actions, because concéquences to piracy will be unprecedented, I believe that no one can imagine the extent of damage.
I don’t know if you guys will caught up with the hype or that you think this is from a 3 year old kid because we can’t say much about it. I mean, we have no proof to show that this is what Sony should look forward to but we can’t rule out either from someone who take the effort to tell the world that they’re going to attack one of the world’s most populated online gaming servers – with added literature extravagant, just like Anonymous. I say “Unknown” group, show us the good stuff, will you?
In other related news, graf_chokolo thank his donators for the support, claims PSN hack is not in his agenda.
Thanks to another round of donations from the scene and also from a group of people who doesn’t own a PS3, but concerned with how the big companies treat their customers, graf_chokolo just got back on track to give Sony a fight that they deserved. Here’s what he has wrote recently at the grafchokolo.com comment box:
Wow, guys, just took a look at paypal, got money again. Wanted to thank you all very much, will continue my work as i promised
He also has strengthen his claims to the development of his OtherOS work.
And to answer some of your questions and attacks, i do not do GameOS development nor PSN hacks, my goal is OtherOS and nothing else.
Well, i hope that he will stay out of the trouble with Sony soon and start doing what he loved to do on his PS3 consoles, which, he owns the right to do so. Good luck, graf_chokolo!
Mad with the recent unfortunate news that graf_chokolo could go to a prison, a group called themselves “Unknown” has warn Sony and already has a major plan in place to attack the-just-recovered PlayStation Network where they are not responsible for the previous attack.
We wanted to contact Graf, first know that you have our support, we are a team that shall remain nameless, we never, ever made piracy network as is done in recent times . But in light of your circumstances we will review our principles we find scandalous the way Sony treats you, ready to send you to jail just for a misplaced pride and make an example.
Therefore to show our support, we set up a major hacking as a target with the PSN, so I just let you know that it is already playing, so to speak we already know which way to go to reach our goals, we just press a button. Mr Graf soon as you put one foot that we wish you not hear, we press to button in protest and support.
We will not explain how the PSN will be reached to avoid any protection, but know that the fault is and we know how to get there we just press the button to the famous work is already done, we a nice script for this.
To prevent piracy of the first PSN was a joke, here you will bury once and for all, already said goodbye to your shareholders, customers, developers already uncertain about you.
People who think defense argued injustice by crooks, Sony you dare tell your customers that they are now secure and that you have learned from, not but what nerve. We garantisons you have not seen anything yet, if Graf goes to jail you will wake up in hell, you can already put your PS Vita and future PS4 in the trash and opt out of the video game market.
Also note that we have more than one trick up our sleeve, and that we are talking the talk that we as the first step. We planned everything with the sole target Sony Playstation we scattered some do not like with Sony Pictures and others because he must focus on a branch or Sony Playstation for it to fall. As mentioned above we do not correct a predefined script to a button, but much everything is planned, but the first shot to the PSN will have to pass the old hacking the PSN for a damp squib.
You have gone too far now you must pay for the few principles that you have, we have and we’ll show you.
We will finish by saying that for the moment nothing is played, it is you who make the decision to start this or not. As we said to the thing that will be only too Graf is in prison, if it is not the case do not take this into account, but you are warned, hoping for you that your conscience is clean and you can sleep the night, personally we wonder how you made?
Should you take this message seriously? Well, i don’t know, i mean the war on Sony first started because of graf_chokolo too as claimed by Anonymous. So, there is always a possibility that the message above is not from an average troll (he’s a European, so mind the language) and that Sony should deal with another attack even it’s not from the group above. A possibility.
Whatever it is, let’s just grab your snack, and watch the show. Sluur..oh, that’s the sound of a snack right?
UPDATE: More news from the “Unknown” group.
Respected PS3 homebrew developer, graf_chokolo has told everyone at grafchokolo.com that he is probably going to jail after all as he won’t able to pay the legal costs involved in his battle with SONY. Before this, he has been sued and raided by SONY for publishing the security architecture of the PS3 as well as his work on bringing back the OtherOS.
Hi guys, no money left anymore. Going to jail soon probably because i cannot pay court costs.
But i’m ready to stand up for everything i said and go to jail for that too. It’s not important to win, more important is to show them that we are ready to fight, that they cannot scare me off easily. Yeah, i’m ready to go to jail for my believes and my principles.
Most of people probably think that all computer and kernel hackers are weak kids, hiding in a cellar, eating pizza whole day, writing software and looking for attention Maybe, but that’s NOT me. And i will get out eventually and continue my work. My work means very much to me.
We are trying to contact graf_chokolo to know more about this shocking news. Stay tuned everyone.
We had a post, a while back, worrying of graf_chokolo’s condition after what he has going through in the middle of court hassling. Now, we can put those sweats away after seeing our respected developer leaving a simple message at grafchokolo.com last week, saying: “Hi guys, still alive Thanks for your support.”
Even with a short comment post, the whole PS3 scene couldn’t be more happier knowing that graf_chokolo is in a good shape. The man has been unfairly treated with bogus law on his work to bring back Sony’s promised “forever-supported-Linux-feature” to the masses and in a much better version, the OtherOS++, which now has been released by Gitbrew, supporting all types of PS3 models.
Well, we hope that he can take it like what he wanted and we all pray for your justice, graf_chokolo.
I’m not sure if this is an old news but it seems a good one indeed as i think there are a lot of people out there who has been looking for a method to support Linux on their previously OtherOS++ incompatible PS3 models. If you look at the tool files here you can see that it just has been recently modified as later as yesterday with the INSTALL_OTHEROS_ON_HDD file. So, it should still be new. Here are the snippet taken from gitbrew:
NOTICE: All my tools should beep. If you don’t get beep during one of the steps below then stop doing anything and contact me. I will help.
OtherOS++ support: irc.gitbrew.org (ssl) #otheros
ALL PS3 MODELS ARE SUPPORTED !!!
1. Install my latest CFW
2. When installation is finished, go to recovery menu and choose “Restore PS3 System”
3. Now your GameOS should use only the half of your HDD
(Currently working on a better approach)
4. Run setup_vflash_for_otheros_slim.pkg
(NAND owners should use setup_vflash_for_otheros_fat.pkg)
6. Store dtbImage.ps3.bin on USB drive, plug it in and run install_otheros.pkg
(NAND owners should use dtbImage.ps3.bin.minimal, rename it to dtbImage.ps3.bin).
Try different USB ports if you don’t get any beeps.
7. Run boot_otheros.pkg
8. Run reboot.pkg
9. You should be in petitboot now.
Exit from CUI to shell or switch to another virtual console.
10. Run script create_hdd_region.sh
11. Reboot and boot petitboot again
12. You should see now new HDD device on petitboot, /dev/ps3dd.
That’s your OtherOS HDD region.
Don’t touch any other HDD regions if you don’t know what you are doing. Use only ps3dd
device for your Linux installation. Use parted to partition it and create GPT partition
table on ps3dd. GPT is supported by both, Linux and FreeBSD.
Be warned, if you damage your GameOS HDD region, GameOS will reformat HDD and
remove your Linux HDD region in the process. You have to do the above steps again.
Don’t mess with GameOS HDD region and GameOS won’t mess with your OtherOS HDD region.
For users who installed OtherOS on VFLASH region 7 previously
You have to restore your VFLASH before doing the above steps.
Be warned, this step is NOT for NAND owners.
1. Install my latest petitboot
2. Boot petitboot
3. Run script restore_vflash.sh
4. Reboot. GameOS should reformat your HDD again.
OtherOS++ first announced on February by our legendary HV master, graf_chokolo where he released his PS3 Linux source code work openly among other developers and enthusiasts with the help of a hosted git. Unfortunately, he won’t be able to release a complete version of OtherOS++ because of the constant legal trouble he is having with SONY. Despite the court battle, he still bravely continued his work underground to help the Linux scene grows until he reached the point where he won’t be able to continue due to the heavy pressure SONY has gave him.
Gitbrew took from what has been left by graf_chokolo and continue his Linux legacy where they has now released a working version of OtherOS++, a much better version of Sony’s previous OtherOS PS3 Linux. Oh, and a spat on their face too for hoping to bringing the scene down. Always remember graf_chokolo for the work of OtherOS++.
We never heard from the man for over 2 weeks now and i have been asked a lot of questions to how he has been doing recently. As we all have known, graf_chokolo has been served unjustified court papers on his PS3 development works, that includes his (now released) OtherOS++ project and as far as what i have been told, he’s still in that ongoing court case. But, don’t worry, his close contact has said to me that “he is fine”. Even though it is a short one, it’s certainly a very good news to the PS3 scene as a whole and we really hope that he can make a fine battle with the crazy rusty crabs.
You can read the recent messages that graf_chokolo has posted on our hosted site, grafchokolo.com, sounds like these: “Civil process costs.” followed with “Does our law system try to bankrupt private persons intentionally or not ? Just a thought.”
So it seems once again, Sony is flexing its muscles. Some of the pages at grafchokolo.com has been removed. Sony was able to get the judge to order the take down of certain pages that contains some of graf’s work or else risk being fined for 250,000 Euros or worse, and possible to face six months in jail. Do not worry because some people have a backup all of these files. It is not a raid of Graf’s house like last time, but this time more of a threat.
Hey, we should take down grafchokolo blog temporarily because SONY wants 250000 euros from me if i do not do it.Dontaion page should be up.Could you do it please or i will got to jail this time for 6 months.
not sure yet, they prohibited me everything, putting my ps3 into servuice mode too
how to put ps3 into service mode and other ps3 technical stuffmy documentation how to this and that, and so on
so if we don not remove my stuff then i guess i will have anice time in jail
Geohot’s court case is over, it’s time to move on people–to Graf_chokolo’s case. On his official blog, Graf_chokolo posted links to court documents (in German) pertaining to the first and second TRO–the latter, which he received yesterday.
The 86443.pdf was translated from German to English, so check it out after the break. There are also a few excerpts from the court papers that shows what Sony is after.