"poking and prodding" Sony they say, and that it's all "merely preparation" for what they've got in mind to unleash.
They admit consumers are "collateral damage" in their attacks, and even argue PS3 users should "take the time to understand us." Funny place the Internet.
The group 'declared war' on Sony following the continued legal actions against Jailbreaker George 'Geohot' Hotz, as well as Sony sniffing out IPs related to YouTube clips of people fiddling with their PlayStation 3 console.
"The consumers in this are as one might call, collateral damage," said the group, "we are very cognisant of the fact that we are not making friends nor allies among the average consumer with our attack. This is unfortunate as a concern should always be, will the very people we seek to support not see what it is we are trying to achieve."
"In this case, many don’t. There has been a lot of hate spread throughout the internet and over forums that we are being reckless and simply punishing consumers more than Sony.”
Anonymous, or at least one spokesperson, said they don't intend to target consumers deliberately. “I think I can safely say this on behalf of everyone, we have no malicious intent towards Sony’s consumers,” they said. Are credit card details now at extreme risk?
“Attacks on systems are done as part of a coordinated effort. Although the operation is open to all, as is ddosing. More detailed operational components are more controlled.”
“Sony needs to learn a lesson about life. You can push people only so far, eventually someone’s going to push back… Sony picks fights with kids whom they know to be incapable of defending themselves. We’re here to say, the defenseless, aren’t alone. Sony will not go trodding through the internet unchecked or unchallenged.”
Once bought should the consumer own everything about a device? Is this Anonymous group going too far? It would appear the consumer looks set to suffer most out of all this.
Hacker group 'Anonymous' vow long campaign against Sony
07 April 2011 | By Simon Priest
- PlayStation LifeStyle