Fri, May 06, 2011 | 05:18 BST
Rumour: Hackers planning another attack on Sony
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.