Anonymous takes responsibility for PSN outages, calls gamers ‘collateral damage’

Is it just me, or are hackers more and more everyday starting to sound like villains from “24”? PlayStation Lifestyle just got a highly coveted chance to talk with the members of Anonymous, the “hacktivist” group currently waging jihad cyber-war against Sony. Although most already figured it out, the group has taken responsibility for the service outages over the PlayStation Network. When confronted with the counter-intuitive nature of their methods, a member stated:

The consumers in this are as one might call, collateral damage. We are very cognizant of the fact that we are not making friends nor allies among the average consumer with our attack. This is unfortunate as a concern should always be, will the very people we seek to support not see what it is we are trying to achieve. In this case, many don’t. There has been a lot of hate spread throughout the internet and over forums that we are being reckless and simply punishing consumers more than Sony.

I think I speak for many PSN users when I say: Really? With all of the efforts being made in retaliation to ongoing lawsuits against members of the hacking community, I can only imagine the judge (or jury if this goes past summary judgment) having a field day when deciding the remedies to grant Sony.

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