Sony says that there is no link between the recent attack on its servers and the online hacktivist group Anonymous.
The company said that it was targeted by a highly sophisticated attack on its servers in San Diego but admits that Anonymous was not involved in the attacks.
Roughly two weeks before the attack on the PlayStation Network, Anonymous had launched a DDoS campaign against Sony in retaliation for its legal battle against PS3 hacker George Hotz. Hotz was accused by Sony of violating the DMCA, the charges were later dropped.
“While there may be no relation to this attack, the Sony network has also been targeted by the Internet group Anonymous," said Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony’s games division, said during a press conference in Tokyo, PC World reports.
"In addition, the personal information on Sony's top management, including the names of their children, the schools they attend, and the names of other family members, has been published on the Internet. They have also called for protests outside Sony stores around the world," he added.
He also said that the company will continue to work with law enforcement agencies to protect personal information and maintain safety of the network environment.