The hacking group known as ‘Anonymous’ has denied any involvement in the latest attack on the Playstation Network after a folder named after the group was found on the server. The folder allegedly contained a text file with the groups’ slogan “We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.” But the group has hit back by flat out denying any involvement through an official statement.
It said: “Whoever broke into Sony’s servers to steal the credit card info and left a document blaming Anonymous clearly wanted Anonymous to be blamed for the most significant digital theft in history,” which makes a lot of sense when you think about it, why would they leave incriminating evidence on the server and then come out and deny the fact unless they did do it and are now nervously looking over their shoulders.
The statement went on to clarify: “No one who is actually associated with our movement would do something that would prompt a massive law enforcement response. On the other hand, a group of standard online thieves would have every reason to frame Anonymous in order to put law enforcement off the track. The framing of others for crimes has been a common practice throughout history.”
If this is the case then Anonymous case isn’t strengthened when you remember the group was openly carrying out DOS attacks on the network in protest of their lawsuit against GEOHOT, aka George Hotz.
Sony is expected to restore the PSN network by the end of the week and are working with the FBI, private investigators and local law enforcement teams to discover those responsible for the hack.
Via: Guardian Blog