Anonymous hackers declare war on Sony

"We do not Forgive. We do not forget."

Sony has been publicly targeted by notorious 'hacktivist' ensemble Anonymous for its "wholly unforgivable" legal actions against PS3 jailbreaker George "Geohot" Hotz.

A threatening declaration by Anonymous - a group that claims responsibility for hacking Gawker, Amazon and Mastercard - 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."

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"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 "Geohot" Hotz broken open the doors PlayStation 3 to homebrew software and, therefore, pirated games. Sony has been seeking a way to exact legal revenge ever since, but still no decision has been made about where to try Hotz nor exactly what he's guilty of.

The most recent update to the case involved Hotz laughing (while rolling on the floor) at Sony's allegations that he'd fled the country to South America. Hotz claimed he was on spring break.

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