Sony accuses Anonymous

Sony has accused Anonymous of the recent PSN and SOE hacks

Sony has accused Anonymous of involvement in the recent PSN and Sony Online Entertainment hacks. The company's justification for this is a file planted on one of the hacked SOE servers which was named "Anonymous" and contained the words "We are Legion," a common sign-off for the group.

Anonymous has previously denied responsibility for these most recent hacks, but was keen to point out that the group as a whole could not account for the actions of all its supporters and members.

This is the second time that Sony has publicly accused Anonymous of involvement in the recent hacking scandal, with the previous coming last Sunday during a press conference.

"While there may be no relation [to this incident]," Kaz Hirai of Sony said, "we have also received attacks from the Internet group Anonymous, who [have] personal information of Sony?s top management and have publicised personal information about their families, their names, and information attributed to their [children?s] schools." Hirai and his team then went on to mention Anonymous several times over the course of the two-hour press conference.

Is Anonymous genuinely involved, or is someone setting the group up to take the fall for them? A hack of this severity, compromising the details of millions of customers, will not be looked upon kindly by law enforcement, and it seems either very brave, very stupid -- or possibly both -- to leave such a blatant "calling card" to be found during the investigation.

Source: Develop

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Sony Accuses Anonymous

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