Members of the hacker group Anonymous, which became famous after a series of cyber attacks on government resources and websites of companies that refused to cooperate with WikiLeaks, has now attacked Sony Corporation’s Playstation 3 websites and servers, reports The Register .
As a result of attack by cybercriminals, game servers of PlayStation went offline. In a statement Anonymous says that they took this step in response to Sony’s decision to prosecute hackers of GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, who broke into the security system of video game console PlayStation 3. Hackers also accused the Japanese giant of abusing the legal system in an attempt to censor the information on how its products run.
According to hackers, Sony has victimized its own customers by acquiring and transferring the data, tracking everybody about his interests.
In doing so you have violated the privacy of thousands of innocent people who only sought the free distribution of information. Your suppression of this information is motivated by corporate greed and the desire for complete control over the actions of individuals who purchase and use your products, at least when those actions threaten to undermine the corrupt stranglehold you seek to maintain over copywrong, oops, “copyright”” – said the group in a press release.
In the previous case involving GeoHot, Sony had filed a lawsuit against the hacker, accusing him of fraud. Company said that this attack by hacker allowed gamers to run any unlicensed software on PlayStation 3 and violates DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). The court tentatively decided in favor of the plaintiff. The case is sub judice in a North California court. It is worth noting that Sony requested the data about accounts of hackers in social networks and got access to them, through which they have established the working IP-addresses of attackers.