A hacker from Anonymous backs PSN in wake of the attacks to Sony and Microsoft’s servers last night.
A video posted in YouTube has Anonymous in PSN’s defense, demanding Lizard Squad to cease attacks on gaming servers or the hacking group will retaliate. Lizard Squad recently claimed it was responsible for the recent DDoS attacks on both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.
The video shows a masked man demanding the Lizard Squad discontinue its attacks on the servers, if it is really the cause of the service disruptions. The man warns Anonymous will come after them otherwise.
“You have made countless threats against Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. You have taken down their servers with relentless Distributed-Denial-of-Service attacks.”
The video could be a valid threat from Anonymous, though it is not officially hosted on the Anonymous YouTube channel. It’s also possible the video is a hoax.
“If you continue to attempt to attack the gaming communities we will take action against you. What you are doing is wrong. You are taking away the fun and enjoyment of children as well as adults. You have no real reason for taking down their servers. Your only goal is to see how far you get without getting caught.
Quit while you’re ahead because the FBI is watching you and they will find you and Anonymous will help and support them. You said your next attack on Christmas Day. We will stop at nothing to ensure that you never attack the gaming communities again. You have been warned. We are anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Lizard Squad expect us.”
Anonymous in PSN’s defense follows through on recent attacks to Sony Pictures’ servers last month, resulting in data stolen and uploaded to file-sharing websites. The FBI is currently investigating the attacks, and has previously announced it’s close on the heels of the Lizard Squad’s identity (psu.com).