maybe a new cyber-attacks against Sony planned
This week, Sony has accused the hacker group Anonymous of being behind the data theft at the PlayStation Network. Now it seems that Sony must adjust to yet another attack. According to is planning a major cyber attack against Sony in the coming weekend.
The information comes from an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel for hackers and can not be confirmed, and it is unclear who is behind.
But the hackers claim they already have access to some of Sony's servers and they will now publish all or some of the personal information they obtain on the servers, including names, addresses and card numbers.
The attack was allegedly being punished for Sony's handling of the case regarding the recent data theft, where personal data on more than 100 million users are stolen.
Several weeks ago, the hacker group Anonymous of a so-called Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against several of Sony's websites in retaliation for Sony's lawsuit against the hacker George Hotz.
Two weeks later the PlayStation Network and Qriocity so struck by the large data theft, which forced Sony to close the service down. It is still not restored.
Anonymous has denied being responsible for data theft. Now it seems that the same hackers who stood behind data theft will implement a new attack on Sony. However, it can be difficult, because Sony has reportedly stepped up security lately, and now it actually warned in advance.
A spokesperson for Anonymous said now to journal. to Sony's claim that the hacker group is behind only a diversionary tactic to divert attention from the real perpetrators.
"Anonymous is not known to steal and sell credit card data, if we did the FBI had long since thrown himself upon us," says Barrett Brown.
He supposes that the perpetrators come from Eastern Europe.
Sony boss Howard Stringer has signed up to speak for the first time since the attack in a letter where he stresses that it still has no evidence that credit card data or other personal information was compromised