As anyone who has been following the saga between Sony and George “GeoHot“ Hotz knows, Sony is a tad displeased with Hotz finally cracking the long uncracked PlayStation 3 and has been publicly targeting him with legal action. This has previously gotten of the attention of the hacker community, as Sony supposedly reached out to another prominent hacker with a job offer, which said hacker turned down due to Sony’s treatment of Hotz. Now, infamous hacker group Anonymous–who claimed responsibility for hacking well-known institutions Gawker and Mastercard–have turned their sights on Sony, officially declaring war on the technology giant due to their treatment of Hotz. Their announcement, which can be seen on AnonNews.org:
“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.
You have now abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information on how your products work. You have victimised your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target every person who seeks this information. In doing so you have violated the privacy of thousands. This is the information they were willing to teach the world for free. The very same information you wish to suppress for sake of corporate greed and complete control of the users.
Now you will experience the wrath of Anonymous. You saw a hornets nest, and stuck your penises in it. You must face the consequences of your actions, Anonymous style.
Knowledge is Free. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not Forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.”