May 8, 2011

SONY vs. Unknown Anonymous war continue!?

This week (May 8, 2011) lot of articles regarding the Sony PSN or related news floating around the net saying the PSN restoration delayed, Sony security outdated and more... But one of them was found from CNET news is about the hacker's next attack on Sony. According to CNET, A group of hackers says it is planning another wave of cyberattacks against Sony in retaliation for its handling of the PlayStation Network breach. It seems that anonymous hackers is not letting Sony peace at this moment.

The people involved plan to publicize all or some of the information they are able to copy from Sony's servers, which could include customer names, credit card numbers, and addresses, according to the source. The hackers claim they currently have access to some of Sony's servers.

Should the planned attack succeed, it would be the latest blow in a series of devastating security breaches of Sony's servers over the past month. The failure of Sony's server security has ignited investigations by the FBI, the Department of Justice, Congress, and the New York State Attorney General, a well as data security and privacy authorities in the U.K., Canada, and Taiwan.

Sony says it doesn't know who orchestrated what it's calling a "highly sophisticated, planned" attack, but it has dropped hints that the group Anonymous is involved. Kazuo Hirai, chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment, told a Congressional subcommittee in a letter yesterday that the intruders on its servers planted a file named "Anonymous" containing the statement "We are Legion," part of the group's tagline.

Anonymous issued a statement yesterday denying it was involved in the PSN breach. "While we are a distributed and decentralized group, our 'leadership' does not condone credit card theft," the statement said.

Now looks like the same group of hackers that was able to break in the PSN servers is planning to hit back against Sony. They are not the official "Anonymous" group, but still naming "Anonymous", that's what we can call them now.

Good luck Sony.

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