Online vigilante group Anonymous has described Sony as incompetent, “Let’s be clear, we are legion, but it wasn’t us. You are incompetent Sony,” they said in denying the recent attacks on Sony networks.In other bad news for the struggling Japanese brand 55 percent of Sony customers who took part in a recent survey have said that they don’t trust the company any more.
Future Publishing readers in the UK said that the recent Sony Playstation Network data breach would put them off from buying future Sony products.
On Friday, Shortly after Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer apologised for the data breach which saw the records of 77 million customers exposed including credit card details the secretive “hacker collective” Anonymous hit out at Sony who earlier in the week sent a letter to the US Congress accusing Anonymous of being involved in the attack.
“Sony has been the victim of a very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack,” said the letter, signed by Sony America boss Kazuo Hirai.
He said that Sony had found a file planted on its network labelled “Anonymous” and bearing the group’s slogan, “We are legion”.
But Anonymous said that it had been framed by online thieves to throw law enforcement off track.
Whoever broke into Sony’s servers… clearly wanted Anonymous to be blamed for the most significant digital theft in history”
An Anonymous’ statement said: “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,” the statement read.
“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 group said in a statement.