It appears that the battle between Sony and the hackers has just taken a turn for the worst, or better depending on where you stand. It has been reported that a group known as ‘anonymous’ have targeted Sony, stating that they’re out for revenge against the company after their legal actions against developers Geohot and Graf_Chokolo.
If you have been keeping up with the saga, you’ll know that the court battle is still ongoing, but this anonymous group has gone to great lengths to ensure that the world takes notice of their upcoming plans. For starters, they claim that they will attack a number of Sony websites, with Sony-Europe and the Sony Pictures websites specifically mentioned in their website notes.
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Following on from this, a report over at PlayStation Lifestyle states that both Sony.com and PlayStation.com are currently down as a result of this vendetta against Sony, but we’ve just checked both sites and they are fine – although loading a little slower than normal perhaps. It is also important to note that the PlayStation Network could be a target for Anonymous, as it has been confirmed that Sony has taken down PSN for ‘sporadic maintenance’ – although there’s no proof that it’s connected to the group, yet.
As a PS3 user taking in all of this news, what are your thoughts on this? If you originally sided with Geohot and his arguments against Sony, do you now feel things are going a bit too far if it could result in the PlayStation Network being attacked? Don’t forget that credit card information is stored on Sony’s servers so this could become a major issue if it escalates further.
Do you support these attacks against Sony, or do you think it needs to stop now?