Anonymous, infamous hackers who were involved in the Wikileaks situation last year, are now giving Sony their “undivided attention” over their legal actions against hackers Geohot (creator and discoverer of many exploits and jailbreak programs for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad) and Graf_Chokolo. Both are being sued (in layman’s terms) for hacking the PS3.
George Hotz does states that jailbreaking the PS3 does not break the DMCA, a legal agreement that is agreed to upon the creation of a Playstation Network account. However, Sony was rewarded a temporary restraining order and the ability to view the IP addresses of those who visited Geohot’s website.
Now, as the situation continues to heat up, Anonymous has decided to target Sony. Anonymous claims the following is reason enough for them to act:
“You have abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information on how your products work. You have victimized 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.”
It remains to be seen how Anonymous plans to take on Sony, though it wouldn’t be surprising to see them attack Sony-held websites. The group of hackers has vowed to make Sony “face the wrath of Anonymous.”
As of this writing, all Sony sites were up, though the Playstation Network is going through sporadic outages. Sony claims these outages are a product of some maintenance.