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Hacker group Anonymous launches attack on Sony

In Tech, World News on April 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

By Chris Pereira

As a result of Sony’s legal action against individuals like GeoHot, the online hacker group Anonymous has announced that it has targeted the PlayStation maker over what it believes is an abuse of the judicial system.

Coinciding with the announcement was word from the official PlayStation help and support Twitter account claiming, “PSN currently undergoing sporadic maintenance. Access to the PSN may be interrupted throughout the day. We apologize for any inconvenience.” Whether or not that happens to be a coincidence, PlayStation.com and other sites under its domain name (including thePlayStation Blog) are currently unreachable. Sony.com, on the other hand, is fine.

After declaring that the attack is a result of Sony’s litigation involving GeoHot, Anonymous’statement declares, “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…

 

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