Anonymous stops Sony attacks

Ben Parfitt
Anonymous stops Sony attacks

An unsurprisingly anonymous member of hacker community Anonymous has stated that the collective has stopped its attack on Sony.

Amazingly, the reason for the decision was what is described as the "selfish" reaction to the attacks on PSN.

"We are no longer attacking Sony, there is nothing more to gained right now from continued attacks except unpopularity," the source, called Anon, told VG247 in an interview.

"Our intention with our initial attacks on the PSN was that of a sit-in, preventing traffic to their service in order to protest their actions. We didn’t want to piss off the consumers as they were the ones whose rights we were campaigning for.

"Sony were removing true ownership of the console, as well as prosecuting hackers, and we were trying to spread this information to the consumers.

"Instead of listening or reading what our cause was they just became butthurt. Their annoyance is understandable, but their actions were selfish as they cared more about immediate pleasure receival than they did about their rights as a consumer (and the rights of the hacker)."

Anon also went on to attack fellow hacking group LulzSec for its recent attacks on the games industry.

"There is no support for Lulz Security’s actions of disrupting MMO’s ‘for the lulz’," Anon added.

"Anonymous, as a group, is about activism in defence of certain rights, and the lulz that can be had while doing this. This doesn’t follow or achieve this. Though, individual Anons are free to do what they want."

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