Anonymous Press Release Turns Tables on Sony
The PlayStation Network is still down, but the story has gotten a bit more interesting upon news of a press release issued by Anonymous. Sony has implied that Anonymous may be responsible for the hacks and has remained adamant in searching for those responsible for repeated attacks on the PlayStation Network.
But Anonymous has turned the tables on Sony, indicating that the hacks will "apparently proceed" until Sony stops "mishandling" the matter. The press release indicates that Sony was aware of PlayStation Network security issues months before the attacks took place and failed to secure the network. Rather than placing such tedious attention to bringing justice to those responsible, Anonymous implies that Sony should pay closer attention to its security liabilities.
"Outraged about the blatant coverup and shameful misdeeds, other internet hacker groups will apparently proceed with attacks over Sony's mishandling of the matter. These reactions prove that requesting legislation to cover up corporate crimes and the abuse of law is frowned upon by all online communities, not just the Legion of Anonymous. Apparently Sony will have to learn the hard way that corporate malfeasance will not go unpunished. When the dust settles Sony may have more to fear from a massive class action lawsuit by their user base than the brief actions of the Global Hacker Nerd Brigade, Anonymous... Let THE GAMEs begin."
A recent threat to hack a Sony website and reveal public information was made good by an unknown group recently when 2,500 partial releases of names and addresses was found on a website owned by Sony. Though the information was quickly removed by the company, the attack was the third since Easter weekend when the PlayStation outage first occurred.