Coming to a store near you, Anonymous continues Sony attack

Following on from last weeks news, the hacktivist group Anonymous has now decided to protest against Sony in a different way - by staging 24 hour in-store protests at numerous Sony stores around the globe.  The widely known group started its campaign in retaliation for the company's legal pursuit of two PlayStation 3 hackers, in a message to Sony the group said "you now have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our follow hackers, Geohot and Graf_Chokolo, has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable."

Information about the in-store protest first appeared on a Facebook page under the name 'Operation Sony' from a user calling himself 'John Smith'. The date planned for the protest is April 16 starting from midnight until the same time on the following day, so far over 1,100 people claim they will attend. The page also lists information about different Sony stores and ask for help from users, "IMPORTANT, need any websites with Sony Outlet locations in any and all locations not listed," however there remains one important question, as one user asks, "What exactly are people going to do at Sony stores?"

Last Monday the group managed to take down the PlayStation Network (PSN) for most of the day after Anonymous launched a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, but after complaints from users of the network the hacktavists set their sights on the Sony Career page instead. According to the AnonNews, Anonymous claim the attacks will continue to "campaign against Sony and others that would trample on the idea of free information," until they are "satisfied with the outcome."

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