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The PlayStation Network was reportedly attacked by hactivist group Anonymous earlier this month with the group releasing a statement soon after saying that it had suspended that line of attack.
Anonymous has Sony in its sight over the company’s suit against hackers GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, considered responsible for the proliferation of custom PlayStation 3 firmware allowing
"During the last few days, Anonymous has been targeting Sony for their outrageous treatment of not only PS3 users and jailbreakers, but also of the general public," it said. "Anonymous is not attacking the PSN at this time. Sony's official position is that the PSN is undergoing maintenance. We realise that targeting the PSN is not a good idea. We have therefore temporarily suspended our action, until a method is found that will not severely impact Sony customers. "Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights," the group added. "We are not aiming to attack customers of Sony. This attack is aimed solely at Sony, and we will try our best to not affect the gamers, as this would defeat the purpose of our actions. If we did inconvenience users, please know that this was not our goal. "That being said, our campaign against Sony and others that would trample on the idea of free information will continue, until we are satisfied with the outcome."
Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
Anonymous aren't being d1cks for the sake of being a d1ck. They're making stands and calling for changes for everyone and doing their bit. Their bit isn't necessarily the cleanest way, usually taking down huge companies resulting in profit losses etc, but they have the will and the way to do these things.
And lets face it. If you didn't know Anon made an attack, you would after the event, because it would be publicised in some way, drawing attention to the fact that the attacked party were being, in my own words, dick weeds!