Bomb Threat: Sent From Sony PS3 – Police Traced The IP

With the recent acts of cyber terrorism it’s no surprise that when there was a bomb threat in Japan the police were able to trace the IP address back to a Sony PS3. Not only that but they were able to pin point the home it resided in and made a swift move to make the arrest and protect the public.

We learned of this through an article over on Kotaku by Brian Ashcraft who says that the Japanese cyber police set about their work after a mysterious message appeared on a bulletin board reading “Tomorrow, I will blow up Hiroshima Station.” This is quite a chilling message for one of the busiest stations in the world to receive.

All of this was posted on 2channel which you can see on this link. Apparently the same unemployed 19-year-old sent threats to the station master again from the same console. This partly comes down to the people of Japan’s misunderstanding of when they do things from a games console.

The belief that they have is if you post something from a handheld or static games console then it will be impossible to trace. This is completely untrue, anything you post online is traceable and we are pretty sure that hacking groups go through some serious measures to try and prevent them from being tracked.

What do you think of the threats? Have you heard about similar beliefs coming from Japan? Let us know in the comments section below.