Is Sony Really “Defensively” DDoS’ing the Sites Hosting Its Content?

Sitting in the airport, I just read this article Here’s How Sony Is Hacking Back to Defend Itself claiming that Sony is using distributed denial of service attacks against the sites hosting its stolen content in the hopes of slowing them down.

Ok, to DDoS, you have to have control over a lot of computers — usually other peoples’ computers, right? This usually requires using malware to get into them … then using them to attack other peoples’ computers, right?


I call bs on this. Sony may be engaging in some active defense measures but DDoS attacks that are now publicly attributed to a global giant like Sony? Where is Paul Harvey when we need him because I definitely want to know the rest of the story?

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