Frequent denials from top Anonymous non-leaders that the organization was not behind the Sony PSN hack are growing less convincing.
It’s tough when your group includes anyone, at anytime, doing anything to make such a claim. Members of the group recently told the Financial Times that the hacker behind the PSN security breach “was supporting OpSony’s movements.” OpSony was the pre-breach Anonymous action against Sony.
Now, Anonymous’ leaders have been deposed on their own IRC channels by a splinter group. Finger-pointing over the PSN debacle is rampant.
Meanwhile, publishers and developers aren’t all that pleased either. Capcom Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson posted on Capcom-Unity that “the resulting outage [is] obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue.” That, in addition to hurting consumers, is why he feels “it [is] impossible to be sympathetic to their ’cause.’”
With so much hate focused on whoever forced Sony to yank their PlayStation Network services, and involvement from the FBI, it seems only a matter of time before the culprit meets a rough end.