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Hackers Say Anonymous Likely Responsible For Sony Attacks

Hackers Say Anonymous Likely Responsible For Sony Attacks

May 6, 2011 | By Tom Curtis

Two veterans of Anonymous have claimed that members of the infamous hacker group are most likely responsible for the recent Sony security breaches, despite the group's public denials.

Speaking to the Financial Times, one Anonymous member said he saw crucial details about vulnerabilities in Sony's network discussed in one of the group's chatrooms just before the security breach.

The Anonymous veteran said that the perpetrator supports the group's OpSony movement, which previously turned its gaze toward Sony when the company filed lawsuits against hackers George "GeoHot" Hotz and Alexander "Graf_Chokolo" Egorenkov.

Another member said that other individuals could be responsible for the Sony attacks, since public accountability most often falls onto the group itself rather than its specific members.

"If you say you are Anonymous, and do something as Anonymous, then Anonymous did it," the hacker said to the Financial Times. "Just because the rest of Anonymous might not agree with it, doesnít mean Anonymous didnít do it."

Another member said, "So itís Anonís work. But you canít blame the whole collective for what one or two guys do."

Earlier this week, Anonymous issued a press release denying its involvement in the Sony security leaks, saying, "We are trying to fight criminal activities by corporations and governments, not steal credit cards."

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