Last Monday – April 04, 2011, as the Playstation.com site went down, an organized hacker group “Anonymous” has declared war against Sony and sent a video message you can view below. The video is posted in YouTube by “anonyops“.
The Anonymous is accusing Sony of censorship, violating privacy rights, and abusing the judicial system; particularly to the case of PS3 hacker George ‘Geohot’ Hotz, as written in article from AnonNews.org.
The statement of Anonymous is written as follow, “Congratulations, Sony. You now have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our follow hackers, Geohot and Graf_Chokolo, has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable.”
And on the last part of the statement is said, “Knowledge is free. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect Us.”
It was said about three weeks ago that the access of the Paypal records of George ‘Geohot’ Hotz, the 21-year old PS3 hacker who cracked PS3’s root key and shared it online, was given to Sony. A lawsuit filed by Sony was said to be on going.
PlayStation Network tweeted last Monday, “PSN currently undergoing sporadic maintenance. Access to the PSN may be interrupted throughout the day. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Though it was not explicit if the PlayStation website shutdown is relative to the admonition of the Anonymous hacker group, as PlayStation.com is now operational, still, others claimed it had been intermittent.
Seemingly that in some reports, Sony.com and PlayStation Blog were also affected by the temporary shutdown, though currently both of them are now normally running.