Report: Anonymous has no more plans for hacking Sony

A person who identifies himself as "Anon" has said in a new interview that the hacker group known as Anonymous has no more plans to make cyber attacks against Sony. The interview at VG247.com has the mysterious "Anon" saying, "We are no longer attacking Sony. There is nothing more to gained right now from continued attacks except unpopularity." Anonymous did take responsibility for a denial of service attack against Sony's Playstation Network earlier this year but has denied involvement in the cyber attack that caused Sony to shut down PSN for several weeks in April and May.

Anonymous started the denial of service attacks against Sony in order to support a hacker of Sony's Playstation 3 console. In the interview "Anon" states, "Our intention with our initial attacks on the PSN was that of a sit-in, preventing traffic to their service in order to protest their actions." However PSN owners were not happy with Anonymous' actions against Sony. "Anon" states, "Instead of listening or reading what our cause was they just became butthurt. Their annoyance is understandable, but their actions were selfish as they cared more about immediate pleasure receival than they did about their rights as a consumer (and the rights of the hacker)."

And what about all of the hacker attacks recently that have been handled by members of LulzSec? "Anon" states, "There is no support for Lulz Security’s actions of disrupting MMO’s ‘for the lulz.’ Anonymous, as a group, is about activism in defence of certain rights, and the lulz that can be had while doing this. This doesn’t follow or achieve this. Though, individual Anons are free to do what they want."

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I think some of the more capable people from annon formed lulz sec, there were some battles inside anon... who knows if they sold them out to the police. you have to admit, after lulz sec actions anon is silent, like it lost some hackers

And the world returns to normal, safe in the knowledge that ...

You know what, Im annoyed at Sony and Im annoyed at the people who hacked them and stole data. Im happy if it promoted security but it didn't, it was for bragging rights.

Im disappointed.

"A person who identifies himself as "Anon""

Really?? Is this what counts as internet journalism/reporting these days? VG247 can barely write a headline without making a typo. Given their godawful track record for diligence and accuracy any moron could convince them they were part of Anonymous and they'd run with it. They've loved every second of that mess. Hell, I'd place 50 bucks on that 'interview' being completely imaginary.

Well this is what *I* think of all this "hacking" business: Anonymous has a cooler logo than Lulzsec. That's probably why Lulz is attacking Anonymous, they want to steal their logo.

Shadrack said,
Well this is what *I* think of all this "hacking" business: Anonymous has a cooler logo than Lulzsec. That's probably why Lulz is attacking Anonymous, they want to steal their logo.

Yes...that's it.

Shadrack said,
Well this is what *I* think of all this "hacking" business: Anonymous has a cooler logo than Lulzsec. That's probably why Lulz is attacking Anonymous, they want to steal their logo.

u nailed it, bulls-eye.

Arrrrr... So Captayne Lulz will take o'er, aye?

Also: If anon is "everyone" and "nobody", how can ONE person state that anon will not do it again?
This is breaking their own philosophy of not having a kind of leader.
(Of cause they have, in some fashion, just saying it's ridiculous)
If some continue... or even majority and they say "we are legion yadda yadda, we are anon", then it will by anon by its philosophy!

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,
Arrrrr... So Captayne Lulz will take o'er, aye?

Also: If anon is "everyone" and "nobody", how can ONE person state that anon will not do it again?
This is breaking their own philosophy of not having a kind of leader.
(Of cause they have, in some fashion, just saying it's ridiculous)
If some continue... or even majority and they say "we are legion yadda yadda, we are anon", then it will by anon by its philosophy!

GS:mac

No. One person is talking about the decision of several.