Hacker group "Anonymous" targets Sony


Anonymous, the famous internet group that had a large role in last year’s WikiLeaks scandal, is now targeting the videogame industry. More specifically, it has Sony in its cross-hairs.

Sony recently launched legal action against GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, two hackers who shared jail-broken PlayStation 3 codes. Now that the pair are being sued, Anonymous has decided to publicly threaten Sony.

Anonymous posted the following message on its blog:

"Congratulations, Sony. You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our fellow hackers, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable.

"You have abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information on how your products work. You have victimised your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information. In doing to you have violated the privacy of thousands. This is the information they were willing to teach to the world for free, The very same information you wish to suppress for the sake of corporate greed and complete control of the users.

"Now you will experience the wrath of Anonymo0us. You saw a hornets nest, and you stuck your penises in it. You must face the consequences of your actions, Anonymous style.

Knowledge is Free. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not Forgive. We do not forget."

Considering how Anonymous was able to bring down MasterCard and Visa’s websites last year, this news is surely on Sony’s radar. It should be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming weeks.



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Author: Anthony LaBella View all posts by
My first experience playing a video game blew me away. The fact that Super Metroid was that game certainly helped. So I like to think Samus put me on the path to video games. Well, I guess my parents buying the SNES had a little something to do with it. Ever since then my passion for video games has grown. When I found that I could put words together into a coherent sentence, videogame journalism was a natural interest. Now I spend a large majority of my time either playing video games or writing about them, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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