Sony's recent legal action against hackers for cracking the PS3 to change its operating system has caught the attention of Anonymous, the internet vigilante group who've been in the news lately for supporting such organisation as Wikileaks.
"Your recent legal actions against fellow internet citizens, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo (Egorenkov) have been deemed an unforgivable offense against free speech and Internet freedom," the group wrote on Annonnews.org
. "You have abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information on how your products work. You have victimised your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target every person who seeks this information."
"Congratulations, Sony," the message opens with. "You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous."
According to various internet reports, the group have already started attacking Sony in the virtual space
, bringing down several Sony sites and even the PlayStation Network. Apparently this isn't enough though, and the group is splintering into higher levels of retaliation
Scary stuff. For a run-down of just why they're so irked, check out our previous coverage
of GeoHot's PS3 cracking.