The statement in the headline is from infamous “hacktivist” Anonymous for what it deems Sony’s “wholly unforgivable” legal actions against PS3 jailbreaker George “Geohot” Hotz.
Anonymous, a group that’s claimed responsibility for hacking sites Gawker, Amazon and MasterCard, has openly declared war against Sony for the aforementioned reason.
The threat reads:
“Congratulations, Sony. You now have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our follow hackers, Geohot and Graf_Chokolo, has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable.”
“You have now abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information on how your products work. You have victimised 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. This is the information they were willing to teach the world for free. The very same information you wish to suppress for sake of corporate greed and complete control of the users.
Now you will experience the wrath of Anonymous. You saw a hornets nest, and stuck your penises in it. You must face the consequences of your actions, Anonymous style.
Knowledge is Free. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not Forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.”
George Hotz broke into PS3, found the console’s root key and released it online for the world to see. His actions opened the door for hombrew content, hence the pirating of games which, if not blocked, would cost the firm hundreds of milllions – even billions in lost sales.
Sony decided to rage war against Hotz and others intent on hacking the console, with the most recent occurrence being the Hotz South American voyage.