Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sony Blames Partially Anonymous For Security Breach and Data Theft

Logo of the PlayStation Network
Sony has blamed the online vigilante group Anonymous for indirectly allowing the security breach that allowed a hacker to gain access to the personal data of more than 100m online gamers.

In a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's panel on commerce, manufacturing and trade, Sony said the breach came at the same time as it was fighting a denial-of-service attack from Anonymous, also they discovered a file planted on one of its servers named "Anonymous" with the words "We are Legion," the tagline for the group that has brought down the websites of big corporations such as Visa, the letter said.

In response, Anonymous released a statement Wednesday denying the allegations, but did allow that individual members may have been involved.
"Sony is incompetent," the group said. "While it could be the case that other Anons have acted by themselves AnonOps was not related to this incident and takes no responsibility."


10 commentaires:

potd said...

a worldcompany like Sony should not be hackable by anyone... Instead of complaining they should fell ashamed!

Cyl Yoann said...

sell you ps3 and buy xbox !

sp3nny said...

that's pathetic!

Blogging Skater said...

xbox ftw, honestly

Ponderer said...

They messed with hackers to begin with, what did they expect?

Nom de Plume said...

lol I guess Xbox wins this time

Ivan Montiel said...

@potd : Everything is hackable. It's just how hard you make it to be hacked that counts.

Alpha said...

Sucks to be Sony.

fit4life said...

of course they do, anon has name recognition.

baka1236 said...

i heard anon didnt do it. well, that's what's going around. who knows?

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