Despite Sony claiming to have found an incriminating file on SOE’s servers, Anonymous today denied any involvement in the recent attacks that brought down PSN and SOE. In a statement released to the Guardian, the group said that the style of attack that was carried out goes against their philosophy:
“Anonymous has never been known to have engaged in credit card theft,” the statement said. “Many of our corporate and governmental adversaries, on the other hand. have been known to have lied to the public about Anonymous and about their own activities.”
“Whoever did perform the credit card theft did so contrary to the ‘modus operandi’ and intentions of Anonymous. Public support is not gained by stealing credit card info and personal identities, we are trying to fight criminal activities by corporations and governments, not steal credit cards.”
“If a legitimate and honest investigation into the credit card is conducted, Anonymous will not be found liable. While we are a distributed and decentralized group, our ‘leadership’ does not condone credit card theft. We are concerned with erosion of privacy and fair use, the spread of corporate feudalism, the abuse of power and the justifications of executives and leaders who believe themselves immune personally and financially for the actions they undertake in the name of corporations and public office.”
Sony lying to make Anonymous look bad? Seems about par for the course.