Anonymous sends video message to Sony, targets staff

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 15:27 GMT

Hacking group Anonymous has launched a video confirming that it has launched attacks against websites on Sony and PlayStation.

In a movie, released last night, the group said that attacks would continue on its websites and services – PlayStation Store is mentioned in the clip – until Anonymous was “completely satisfied” it has achieved its aims.

It said in the video statement: “It has come to our attention that you have decided to interfere in the free flow of information. We will not stand for this.

“You have abused your customers for obtaining and using jailbreak software. Now you will feel the wrath of anonymous.

“These attacks will continue until we are completely satisfied with the outcome. We do not forgive greedy companies. We do not forgive the denial of the free flow of information.”

The attacks are reprisals for ongoing legal action against George “Geohot” Hotz, who revealed PS3’s main serial key earlier this year, as well as another hacker known as Graf_Chokolo.

The video mentions the decision recently that let Sony subpoena Hotz’s PayPal records to see who had made donations to him for his hacks, as well as a list of people who’d visited his site.

PlayStation Network went down overnight for sporadic maintenance, which suggested that Anonymous was somehow affecting PSN.

Anonymous made its declaration against Sony on early Monday morning.

You can watch the video below.

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