Anonymous denies Sony hacks
Hackers call Sony ‘incompetent’
Hacker group Anonymous, which Sony has hinted was behind the hacks that saw over 100 million Sony network users' data stolen, has categorically denied that it had anything to do with the data breach in a blog post entitled ‘Let's be clear, we are legion, but it wasn't us. You are incompetent Sony', on its official site.
"Whoever broke into Sony's servers to steal the credit card info and left a document blaming Anonymous clearly wanted Anonymous to be blamed for the most significant digital theft in history. No one who is actually associated with our movement would do something that would prompt a massive law enforcement response. On the other hand, a group of standard online thieves would have every reason to frame Anonymous in order to put law enforcement off the track. The framing of others for crimes has been a common practice throughout history," read a post on the Anonymous blog.
According to the post, Anonymous has never been involved in any hack that has stolen credit card details and says that the group has been open with the media about any hacking they have undertaken in the past.
"Anonymous is an ironically transparent movement that allows reporters in to our operating channels to observe us at work and which has been extraordinarily candid with the press when commenting on our own activities, which is why reporters prefer to talk to us for truthful accounts of the situation rather than go to our degenerate enemies to be lied to," says the blog post.
Anonymous calls the perpetrators of the attack their ‘enemies' and hints that the whole hack was actually perpetrated by Sony itself.
"Anonymous will continue its work in support of transparency and individual liberty; our adversaries will continue their work in support of secrecy and control. The FBI will continue to investigate us for crimes of civil disobedience while continuing to ignore the crimes planned by major corporations with which they are in league," the blog post reads.