A surprising turn of events in the ‘Anonymous vs Sony’ fiasco has broken today, as Anonymous has agreed to stop attacking the PlayStation Nework, claiming their efforts were never intended to attack Sony’s customers. This is what the group had to say on the matter.
Anonymous is not attacking the PSN at this time. Sony’s official position is that the PSN is undergoing maintenance. 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.
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.
They went on to say that while they stand united in their efforts, the motives of a few individuals may not be an accurate representation of the group as a whole.
“…we would like to point out that different operations are “run” by different people. Those who are involved in the organisation of OpSony, are not necessarily those involved in that of SonyRecon. Anonymous Operations are generally independent efforts, and it would be a mistake to assume that the same individuals are responsible for every action taken. Anonymous is comprised of people with diverse points of view, of which not all coincide with one another.
That being said, our campaign against Sony and others that would trample on the idea of free information will continue, until we are satisfied with the outcome.”
Ironically enough, this statement from Anonymous comes just after Sony finally admitted that the ‘outages’ seen on the PlayStation Network may be the result of hacking attempts. Up until now, Sony’s responses have stated that the inconsistent service was due to maintenance. Here’s what a Sony spokesperson had to say to Gamespot AU.
“We are currently investigating [the network instability], including the possibility of targeted behavior of an outside party. 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. “