Hackers: “This is the beginning of the end for Sony”

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 03:48 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A hacker group has threatened imminent and drastic action against Sony – when it finishes with PBS.

Lulzsec, the group claiming responsibility for yesterday’s Tupac-is-alive PBS hack as well as an attack on Sony BMG Japan last week, has dropped several dark hints that it’s plotting a major operation against Sony.

“We’re working on another Sony operation. We’ve condensed all our excited tweets into this one: this is the beginning of the end for Sony”, the group tweeted late last week.

“Our #Sonage (Sony + ownage) is going at maximum speed, there’s a lot to do”, it added later, clarifying early yesterday that it expected to begin the first phase of the attack within a day.

Missing its own deadline, the group admitted to becoming distracted by the PBS hack – during which it posted lists of passwords, usernames, and other administrative details apparently harvested from the US-based network.

“Sony happens when Sony happens – we’re celebrating our victory right now. The fun will never stop!” the most recent statement on the matter reads.

Lulzsec has not been implicated on the mid-April attack on the PlayStation Network, which continues to affect gamers.

Sony’s legal action against PlayStation 3 root key hacker GeoHot among other hackers has raised ire among the hacking and homebrew communities, following on from the company’s decision to scotch the PS3’s OtherOS feature.

Thanks, 1UP.