A press release attributed to looseknit cyberactivist group Anonymous has targeted Sony in response to the corporation's legal action against hacker George Hotz (GeoHot) and Alexander Egorenkov (Graf_Chokolo).
Sony has sued developers, including GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, for successfully jailbreaking the PlayStation 3's firmware and releasing the console's root keys.
A communiqué posted at AnonOps Communications states:
"Congratulations, Sony. You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our fellow hackers, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable. You have abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information on how your products work. You have victimized your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target every person who seeks this information... Now you will experience the wrath of Anonymous. You saw a hornets nest, and stuck your penises in it."
The release was also posted at AnonNews.
The decentralised nature of Anonymous means it is often difficult to tell how much support an individual "operation" will have until it happens.
Hackers associated with the group have been involved in high profile attacks on security firm HBGary and companies including PayPal and Amazon after they withdrew services from whistleblowing website Wikileaks.