The infamous hacking group called Anonymous has rage war against Sony, threatening the firm that they would attack its web domains in response for their legal action against George Hotz and others PS3 hackers.
And by the look of things, it seems like they are for real as Sony’s websites have been either inaccessible or loading improperly today. To make the situation worse, the Playstation Network suddenly went down with Sony citing a “sporadic maintenance.”
“PSN currently undergoing sporadic maintenance,” Sony announced on its Twitter post. “Access to the PSN may be interrupted throughout the day. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Earlier this morning, the group issued a message to Sony stating…
“Congratulations! You are now receiving the attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal actions against fellow internet citizens, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo have been deemed an unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom, primary sources of free lulz (and you know how we feel about lulz.)
“You have abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information about how your products work. You have victimized your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target those who seek this information. In doing so you have violated the privacy of thousands of innocent people who only sought the free distribution of information. Your suppression of this information is motivated by corporate greed and the desire for complete control over the actions of individuals who purchase and use your products, at least when those actions threaten to undermine the corrupt stranglehold you seek to maintain over copywrong, oops, “copyright”.
“Your corrupt business practices are indicative of a corporate philosophy that would deny consumers the right to use products they have paid for, and rightfully own, in the manner of their choosing. Perhaps you should alert your customers to the fact that they are apparently only renting your products? In light of this assault on both rights and free expression, Anonymous, the notoriously handsome rulers of the internet, would like to inform you that you have only been “renting” your web domains. Having trodden upon Anonymous’ rights, you must now be trodden on.
“If you disagree with the disciplinary actions against your private domains, then we trust you can also understand our motivations for these actions. You own your domains. You paid for them with your own money. Now Anonymous is attacking your private property because we disagree with your actions. And that seems, dare we say it, “wrong.” Sound familiar?
“Let Anonymous teach you a few important lessons that your mother forgot: 1. Don’t do it to someone else if you don’t want it to be done to you. 2. Information is free. 3. We own this. Forever.
“As for the “judges” and complicit legal entities who have enabled these cowards: You are no better than SONY itself in our eyes and remain guilty of undermining the well-being of the populace and subverting your judicial mandate.’
It has come to our unfortunate attention that you have decided to interupt the free flow of information. As you well know from other acts performed by Anonymous, that we will not stand for this.
By sueing Geo Hot, and attempting to view the IP addresses of those who watched his videos, you have angered the hive.
You have abused and penalized your customers, for obtaining and sharing jailbreak software. This is the same thing as some one buying and legally owning a computer but being punished for installing or deleting programs.
You saw the hive, and you stuck your penis in it.
Now you will feel the wrath of anonymous.
Your official websites will be taken offline, including the playstation store.
These attacks will continue untill we are completely satisfied with the outcome.
We are anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive greedy companies
We do not forget the denial of free flow of information