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Anonymous To “Destroy” Sony’s Online Network for SOPA Support

With Sony’s online service hacked and brought down earlier in the year by internet activists Anonymous, gamers everywhere suffered from the downtime of the PlayStation Network and its subsequent hack. Unfortunately, if you thought that it was all over, then you’d sadly be wrong – Anonymous seems to have declared war on Sony, again.

YouTube channel TheAnonMessage uploaded the following video on Google’s video service:

Hello, SONY.
We are Anonymous.

It has come to the attention of the Anonymous activist community that you have chosen to stand by the Stop Online Piracy Act. This act will halt online businesses and restrict access to many sites for many users. Supporting SOPA is like trying to throw an entire company from off a bridge. Your support to the act is a signed death warrant to SONY Company and Associates.

Therefore, yet again, we have decided to destroy your network. We will dismantle your phantom from the internet. Prepare to be extinguished. Justice will be swift, and it will be for the people, whether some like it or not. Sony, you have been warned.

To those doubting our powers. We’ve infiltrated the servers of Bank of America, The United States Department of Defense, The United Nations, and Lockheed Martin. In one day.

For their approval to SOPA, we have also declared that our fury be brought upon the following persons. Justin Bieber. Lady Gaga. Kim Kardashian. and Taylor Swift.

Operation Blackout, engaged.

Operation Mayhem, engaged.
Operation LulzXmas, engaged.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.

Supporters of SOPA, you should’ve expected us.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is the highly controversial bill that, if passed, would give the US government and copyright holders powers to block access to “rogue websites dedicated to infringing or counterfeit goods”. But SOPA has received growing criticism by free speech activists and tech companies like Google and Facebook due to the vague terminology of the bill, which could mean sites like YouTube could be blocked for having copyrighted material submitted by users rather than the actual site owners.

With Sony being one of the largest publishers and producers of films, music and games, piracy has severely impacted their profits, and have a vested interest in SOPA being passed. While it’s fair to protest SOPA and any company that supports it, Anonymous’ actions earlier this year showed that the group is willing to let normal consumers suffer from their attacks.

It’s important to note that Anonymous have no central leadership, and this video seems to be the only declaration of war against Sony so far, so it’s hard to tell just how many Anonymous ‘members’ are actually behind the new attack.

Source: PSLS

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Here's a list of the 124 companies that support SOPA and of this list Anon has only mentioned of targeting Sony at least by name. It sounds like at least to me that they haven't gotten over the whole OtherOS and Geohot debacle.

SOPA Company Support List

  1. 60 Plus Association
  2. ABC
  3. Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)
  4. American Bankers Association (ABA)
  5. American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
  6. American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
  7. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
  8. Americans for Tax Reform
  9. Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States
  10. Association of American Publishers (AAP)
  11. Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
  12. Association of Talent Agents (ATA)
  13. Beachbody, LLC
  14. BMI
  15. BMG Chrysalis
  16. Building and Construction Trades Department
  17. Capitol Records Nashville
  18. CBS
  19. Cengage Learning
  20. Christian Music Trade Association
  21. Church Music Publishers’ Association
  22. Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP)
  23. Comcast/NBC Universal
  24. Concerned Women for America (CWA)
  25. Congressional Fire Services Institute
  26. Copyhype
  27. Copyright Alliance
  28. Coty, Inc.
  29. Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)
  30. Council of State Governments
  31. Country Music Association
  32. Country Music Television
  33. Creative America
  34. Deluxe Digital Studios
  35. Directors Guild of America (DGA)
  36. Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.
  37. Elsevier
  38. EMI Christian Music Group
  39. EMI Music Publishing
  40. Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
  41. ESPN
  42. Estée Lauder Companies
  43. Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
  44. Gospel Music Association
  45. Graphic Artists Guild
  46. Hachette Book Group
  47. HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc.
  48. Hyperion Books
  49. Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
  50. International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE)
  51. International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
  52. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  53. International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
  54. International Trademark Association (INTA)
  55. International Union of Police Associations
  56. L’Oreal
  57. Lost Highway Records
  58. Macmillan
  59. Major County Sheriffs
  60. Major League Baseball
  61. Majority City Chiefs
  62. Marvel Entertainment, LLC
  63. MasterCard Worldwide
  64. MCA Records
  65. McGraw-Hill Education
  66. Mercury Nashville
  67. Minor League Baseball (MiLB)
  68. Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC)
  69. Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
  70. Moving Picture Technicians
  71. MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
  72. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  73. National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators
  74. National Association of State Chief Information Officers
  75. National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
  76. National Center for Victims of Crime
  77. National Criminal Justice Association
  78. National District Attorneys Association
  79. National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
  80. National Football League
  81. National Governors Association, Economic Development and Commerce Committee
  82. National League of Cities
  83. National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition
  84. National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
  85. National Songwriters Association
  86. National Troopers Coalition
  87. News Corporation
  88. Pearson Education
  89. Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
  90. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  91. Pfizer, Inc.
  92. Provident Music Group
  93. Random House
  94. Raulet Property Partners
  95. Republic Nashville
  96. Revlon
  97. Scholastic, Inc.
  98. Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
  99. Showdog Universal Music
  100. Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  101. Sony Music Entertainment
  102. Sony Music Nashville
  103. State International Development Organization (SIDO)
  104. The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
  105. Perseus Books Group
  106. United States Conference of Mayors
  107. Tiffany & Co.
  108. Time Warner
  109. True Religion Brand Jeans
  110. UMG Publishing Group Nashville
  111. United States Chamber of Commerce
  112. United States Olympic Committee
  113. United States Tennis Association
  114. Universal Music
  115. Universal Music Publishing Group
  116. Viacom
  117. Visa Inc.
  118. W.W. Norton & Company
  119. Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P.
  120. Warner Music Group
  121. Warner Music Nashville
  122. Wolters Kluwer Health
  123. Word Entertainment
  124. Zuffa, LLC
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