For days, the PlayStation Network has been acting up and preventing people from playing games online. Sony initially attributed the issues to system maintenance. As it turns out, the PSN problems seem to have been directly linked to the actions of hacker group Anonymous.
Gamers have been encountering issues logging into their PSN accounts and accessing Sony websites. A post on AnonNews by a member of this group of hackers stated that attacks on the PSN would cease. According to the post, Anonymous is waging war against Sony, not gamers. From this announcement, it seems the group has no intention of causing problems for Sony’s fan base. Their main goal is to attack the PlayStation 3 manufacturer for the lawsuit against GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo.
According to the group, Anonymous are on the gamers’ side and are simply targeting what they believe to be a greedy company. Anonymous stated that they will do their best to avoid troubling gamers. Therefore, they have stopped their attacks so that gaming can resume as normal. “If we did inconvenience users, please know that this was not our goal,” said Anonymous.
That doesn’t sound much like an apology. And, yes, they did inconvenience gamers. I couldn’t even get online to play a round of Hard Corps: Uprising with a pal! And while this Anonymous hacker is stating that the group will no longer attack the PSN, it’s uncertain whether others will, especially since the individual stated that “Anonymous is comprised of individuals with diverse points of view, of which not all coincide with one another.”