Rumour: Hackers planning another attack on Sony

Friday, 6 May 2011 05:18 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Hackers are said to be planning yet another offensive against Sony, and have apparently claimed responsibility for the attacks of April 16.

CNET reports it was informed of the hacker’s plans by a source watching an IRC channel. No logs or screen captures have been produced. Shake some salt on.

Apparently claiming to have access to Sony servers even now, the hackers reportedly intend to publish information retrieved in the upcoming attack, and will target user’s personal data, including credit card details.

The source reported the attack will take place this weekend, and will be the group’s third attempt. It’s unclear whether this refers to the twin attacks on the PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment, or the Anonymous-backed DDOS campaign against Sony sites.

Anonymous has denied any connection with the attacks on the PSN, although Sony has revealed it found a suspicious file on its servers in the aftermath, seemingly pointing at the hacktivist group’s involvement.

Sony has hired several network security firms and investigators in the wake of the attacks, and has been accused of negligence in protecting user data.

The PSN is expected to come back online before the end of the week, following final testing.

Thanks, Nozz.