Anonymous threatens Sony

Written by Joe Martin

April 14, 2011 | 11:06

Tags: #anonymous #b #geohot #hacking

Companies: #sony

Infamous hacking group Anonymous has posted a new video threatening Sony with 'the biggest attack you have ever witnessed'.

The attacks are being staged as part of a protest against Sony's lawsuit against George 'Geohot' Hotz' settlement, who previously hacked the PS3 firmware. The lawsuit has recently been settled, but Anonymous still disputes the morality of Sony's efforts to identify users through Youtube and other websites.

Anonymous has already launched attacks against Sony's PlayStation Network, but has since suspended such action on the basis that it is fighting for consumers, not against them.

'We realise that targeting the PSN is not a good idea. We have therefore temporarily suspended our action, until a method is found that will not severely impact Sony customers.'

'Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights. We are not aiming to attack customers of Sony. This attack is aimed solely at Sony, and we will try our best to not affect the gamers, as this would defeat the purpose of our actions. If we did inconvenience users, please know that this was not our goal.

'This operation is a response to Sony's attempt to deprive their customers of products they bought and therefore own, wholly and completely. Anonymous will not attempt to fight this by following the exact same course of action.'

Anonymous hasn't detailed exactly how it will attack Sony, obviously, but has tried to drum up support for protests at Sony stores worldwide this weekend.

Check out the video below, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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