Anonymous To Stop PSN Attacks, Sony Admit They’ve Been Targeted
Earlier this morning we reported that Sony are only feeling the “we’re coming for you” attacks from Anonymous, which has actually left the PlayStation service down and unresponsive at times. Sony previously stated the problem was due to “maintenance”, but the firm has finally admitted that someone or something could be behind these attacks.
“We are currently investigating [the network instability], including the possibility of targeted behavior of an outside party,” said Sony.
“If this is indeed caused by such act, we want to once again thank our customers who have borne the brunt of the attack through interrupted service. Our engineers are working to restore and maintain the services, and we appreciate our customers’ continued support. ”
Anonymous has said that they will cease attacks on Sony’s public servers as they are regretting the fact that gamers are being denied service, and this was never the intention. Anonymous said that they would like gamers to game, as it has nothing to do with them.
“We realize that targeting the PSN is not a good idea. We have therefore temporarily suspended our action, until a method is found that will not severely impact Sony customers,” said Anonymous on their site.
“Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights. We are not aiming to attack customers of Sony. This attack is aimed solely at Sony, and we will try our best to not affect the gamers, as this would defeat the purpose of our actions. If we did inconvenience users, please know that this was not our goal.”
Whilst Anonymous feel that they are doing the right thing, because of their attacks, they seemed to have gathered some negative publicity. However, they don’t care. Because their attacks against the PSN are limiting players, they will stop this and approach the matter in a different way, with a different sort of revenge. Anonymous previously announced that they will attack Sony employees, therefore this could be the next step in their operation.
As things went with previous Anonymous victims, expect death threats and late night phone calls. Might need to switch the backtracers on.