Anonymous is a hacker group that often performs network attacks on major corporations or over political reasons. They have publicly stated today that they were not responsible for stealing credit card data from the Sony PlayStation Network.
Sony said that Anonymous hit them with a denial of service attack and this left the doors open for other hackers to get in and steal sensitive data. Sony said that Anonymous attacked them since they went after hacker George Hortz who made a hack for the PlayStation 3 to run unauthorized programs.
Sony said that the found a file that was labeled anoynmous that had their slogan “we are legion” written in it. This led to Sony blaming Anonymous for what happened.
?While we are a distributed and decentralized group, our ?leadership? does not condone credit card theft,? stated Anonymous in a press release. ?We are concerned with the erosion of privacy and fair use, the spread of corporate feudalism, the abuse of power and the justifications of executives and leaders who believe themselves immune personally and financially for the actions they undertake in the name of corporations and public office.?