Two members of the internet group Anonymous are saying that they think their group is behind the recent attacks on Sony’s PSN service.
Speaking to the Financial Times, the two veteran Anonymous members have acknowledged that members of the group are likely the source behind the attacks, even though Anonymous has issued a press release denying any involvement whatsoever.
According to one person within the group, an individual or group of people within Anonymous dubbed “OpSony” went further than the rest of their Anonymous members when they broke into Sony’s PSN network and stole account details.
One Anonymous member said that he saw technical details of vulnerability in Sony’s network that enabled the break-in discussed on an Anonymous chat room, shortly before the attacks took place.
“The hacker that did this was supporting OpSony’s movements,” the Anonymous activist said.
Another Anonymous member that goes by the nickname Kayla feels the same way.
“If you say you are Anonymous, and do something as Anonymous, then Anonymous did it," Kayla said. “Just because the rest of Anonymous might not agree with it, doesn’t mean Anonymous didn’t do it.”
So we have Anonymous issuing a press release that denies their involvement in any of this, but we now have two Anonymous members saying their group is most likely behind this. The problem with groups like Anonymous though is that there is no vetting process for admission, so assigning group blame for individual actions can become dicey.
More on the situation as it develops.