Do you have sensitive financial details stored on PSN? You might want to remove them about now-ish. Why, you ask? Because hacktivist group Anonymous have signaled their intent to deliver unto Sony the tough Internet justice they so richly deserve. And also because Sony store your details in plain text files, as per the discovery of previous PSN hackers.
To be fair the founder of the Anonymous subgroup known as ‘Sony Recon’, a chap by the name of Randomtask, has declared that the group does not intend to attack individuals with any of the personal information they uncover, but better not to tempt the fates, eh?
It would seem that Sony unwittingly drew the attention of Anon’s lazors through their thuggish and villainous pursuit of George Hotz and Graf Chokolo through the unbalanced Western legal system, and failed to endear themselves by the sequestering of the details belonging to visitors to the Fail0verflow site.
For their part Sony Recon have already been credited for PSN outages, and a number of Sony run sites being made unavailable for most of the day, though amusingly Sony have attributed their ejection from the internets on scheduled maintenance. The group have also put out their feelers for the personal details of all the dastardly ne’erdowells involved with Sony’s abhorrent litigious wank, including Sony executives and their legal team, so watch out Lane!
Here’s to hoping that LOIC is equal to the task of frustrating Oliver Motok’s CoD addiction!