Anonymous implicated in PSN breach

Sony has implicated that hacker group Anonymous is responsible for the on-going PlayStation Network drama.

A file named “Anonymous” with the words “We are Legion” had been planted on Sony Online Entertainment’s servers by the “very professional, highly sophisticated” intruders; such was the information included in Sony Computer Entertainment head Kaz Hirai’s response to the inquiries of the US House of Representatives, the summary of which has been posted on the PS Blog.

Anonymous has previously said it had no involvement in the breach as a group, but couldn’t rule out the possibility of individual members taking action on their own initiative.

Hirai’s response went on to say that no fraudulent transactions that could be tied to the PSN breach have been reported by major credit card companies, and shared some steps Sony is taking to prevent future problems, which include “enhanced levels of data protection and encryption; enhanced ability to detect software intrusions, unauthorized access and unusual activity patterns; additional firewalls; establishment of a new data center in an undisclosed location with increased security; and the naming of a new Chief Information Security Officer.”

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