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New Threats Aimed at Sony

News; Jun. 1, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec
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The group claiming responsibility for PSN hacks threatens further hostility

The culprits behind one of the largest hacking incidents in video game history have announced their attacks on Sony are far from over.


LulzSec, the group that took responsibility for the attack on Sony's PSN, attacked the PBS website this weekend, posting a fake story about rapper Tupac Shakur being alive. After the attack, the group updated its Twitter account, claiming the next wave of attacks on Sony are to begin soon.

“We're working on another Sony operation. We've condensed all our excited tweets into this one: this is the beginning of the end for Sony." A follow up tweet also said: “#Sownage (Sony + Ownage) Phase 1 will begin within the next day. We may have a pre-game show for you folks though. Stay tuned."

These attacks are thought to be in response to Sony's legal action against George “GeoHot” Holtz who was sued by Sony and eventually settled out of court after he discovered the PS3's root key.

As of now there have been no reports from Sony acknowledging LulzSec's threats as valid or that the PSN has suffered any additional damage. Sony has not released any statements regarding the newest batch of threats.