SONY threatened by Anonymous

  Anonymous is now dedicating itself to Sony, according to an open letter allegedly from the infamous hacking group known for its WikiLeaks-related attacks last year.
Top of the letter by Anonymous
  "You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our fellow hackers, Geohot and Graf_Chokolo has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable."
  Earlier this year, Sony filed for a restraining order against a group of PlayStation 3 hackers, most notably George Hotz (known as Geohot in hacking circles) for jailbreaking the console and allowing people to run custom packages on the device. At the time, Sony said that Geohot's alleged actions violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Computer Fraud Abuse Act. Graf_Chokolo is another person being sued by Sony for alleged hacking.
  Although Hotz denies that his activity in jailbreaking PlayStation 3 firmware violates the DMCA, Sony was awarded a temporary restraining order. Since then, Hotz and Sony have been battling it out in court to determine if the U.S. District Court of Northern California, where Sony wants to try the case, has jurisdiction over Hotz, who resides in New Jersey. But it goes beyond that. Subsequent to the temporary restraining order, Sony has requested and received access to Hotz's Social Media accounts, as well the IP addresses of those who accessed his personal Web site. Last month, Sony also gained access to his PayPal account to find out if anyone from Northern California donated money to help him in his alleged hacking efforts.
  All of that apparently has prompted Anonymous to turn its attention to Sony, the group's apparent statement claims.
"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.Anonymous is not a group of hackers, We are average Internet citizens ourselves and our motivation is a collective sense of being fed up with all the minor and major injustices we witness every day."
  The anti-Sony "operation," dubbed OpSony by Anonymous, will likely include some of the techniques that Anonymous employed with the WikiLeaks situation. The release claims that Sony has only been "renting" its Web domains, and the consumer electronics company will "now be trodden on."
"If you disagree with the disciplinary actions against your private domains, then we trust you can also understand our motivations for these actions. You own your domains. You paid for them with your own money. Now Anonymous is attacking your private property because we disagree with your actions. And that seems, dare we say it, 'wrong.' Sound familiar? The judges and complicit legal entities who have enabled these cowards are no better than Sony itself. Now you will experience the wrath of Anonymous,You must face the consequences of your actions--Anonymous style."


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Update : Sony feels the heat - Anonymous attacks Sony