Two “veteran” members of the hacker group Anonymous have come forward to say that it is “likely” that someone within the organization was responsible for the recent attacks against Sony and the PlayStation Network. However, unlike the first attack, a group sanctioned movement against Sony dubbed “OpSony,” the recent debilitating hacks of the PSN were not “official” actions. Nevertheless, a group known for its loose organization and decentralization is easily represented by anyone who wants to pass themselves off as a member, leading the two veterans to admit “if you say you are Anonymous, and do something as Anonymous, then Anonymous did it.”
At the beginning of the PlayStation Network outage saga, Anonymous was targeted as the primary suspect due primarily to their past action against Sony but as well as to a file, titled ‘Anonymous,’ placed on Sony servers. The contents of the file stated simply “We are Legion,” the motto of the group. The group then denied any involvement, saying it was trying to fight “criminal activities by corporations and governments, not steal credit cards.”
It’s settled then: Anonymous might, or might not, have done, or not done, something to someone somewhere at some point.