In a recent congressional hearing Sony’s Kaz Hirai revealed that there was a file left behind in the most recent attack on Sony Online Entertainment that contained the notorious hacker group’s motto: “We are legion.” And despite not only the ease with which this could have been falsified, but this being the downright obvious move for any attacker given Anonymous’s history with Sony, the hackers are facing reprisals from the very community they sought to protect.
“If a legitimate and honest investigation into the credit card is conducted, Anonymous will not be found liable. While we are a distributed and decentralized group, our ‘leadership’ does not condone credit card theft,” according to an Anonymous press release. It’s a sad day when anyone has to measure the word of a hacker collective against that of a global corporation. And we’re fairly glad that someone isn’t us.