Sony's PlayStation and PlayStation Network websites have been attacked by the infamous hacktivist group Anonymous, which is protesting against Sony's relentless legal assault on PS3 jailbreaker George Hotz.
Both websites suffered downtime after Anonymous had threatened to unleash a set of co-ordinated web attack's on Sony. Under the attack, Anonymous targeted the PlayStation and PlayStation Network websites in the US and Europe.
“You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our fellow hackers, Geohot and Graf_Chokolo has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable,” Anonymous said in an open letter to Sony.
“You have victimized your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target every person who seeks this information. In doing so, you have violated the privacy of thousands,” the letter read.
The group also lashed out at the judges and other 'legal entities' for aiding Sony in its nefarious undertakings and claimed they are 'no better than Sony itself.'
The hacktivist group had hogged the limelight last year for attacking websites of companies that had refused to offer services to controversial whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. The group had attacked Amazon and eBay, amongst others, as a part of its efforts to support WikiLeaks.
Sony, in the meantime, has refused to acknowledge the attacks and blamed the outage on regular website maintenance routines.