It started out as a guy that made some sof … It started out as a guy that made some software that let anybody run homebrew (made by indie developers) software on their PS3. As per usual, a debate followed as to whether or not it's morally wrong to take control of a PS3, when they have purchased it, and have ownership over it. Many claimed that because it was their property, they should be able to do whatever they want, and GeoHotz released a statement explaining that he would not back down with his homebrew software.
Without surprise, Sony sued him. It was a huge ordeal, and the whole thing was made into a very long, sluggish spectacle that kept people talking about Sony and GeoHotz.
Anonymous became enraged because they thought that Sony was trying to keep people from being creative and using the hardware inside the PS3 however they wanted, copyrights be damned.
Anonymous soon after released the following statement:
“You have victimized your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target those who seek this information. In doing so you have violated the privacy of thousands of innocent people who only sought the free distribution of information. Your suppression of this information is motivated by corporate greed and the desire for complete control over the actions of individuals who purchase and use your products...”
An attack was launched on several targets; playstation.com, The Playstation Store on which the games are actually stored and purchased and whatnot, and lastly, the servers that were used for the Playstation Network. The PSN supplies service to PS3's so they can play games wirelessly, and buy the games from the store. A total of more than 80 minutes were spent offline by the servers.
As a result, bloggers assploded with posts about Anonymous and the future of SOE, and making all sorts of crazy guesses at what would happen next.
Over the next few weeks, the PSN was kept offline, and tons of information was released about Playstation/Sony employees, including addresses, phone numbers, names, emails.
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"Anonymous" outraged at Sony due to their treatment of the PS3 hacker [[George Hotz]]. Anonymous plans to protest due to the PS3 lawsuit brought by Sony. The Anonymous group was able to take down the website [http://playstation.com playstation.com] in April 2011. Additionally Anonymous has planned protests for Mid May 2011 at Sony stores.
Further, attacks were made on Sony executives with attempts to findout their personal information or [[docs]], including names of spouses and where their children attend school. In real world attempts, anonymous sent pizzas, ordered condoms and made phone calls to the Sony executives. d made phone calls to the Sony executives.