Militant hacker group Anonymous has launched a campaign against Sony, citing the Japanese company’s “unforgivable offence against free speech and internet freedom” after it took legal action against a pair of hackers.
As you’d expect from the group, its statements are neither polite nor subtle. It says Sony has “abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information about how your products work”, “victimised [its]own customers merely for possessing and sharing information” and of violating “the privacy of thousands of innocent people who only sought the free distribution of information”.
There are warnings of wrath, and of penises being stuck in hornets nests. More realistically, you’d expect the group to at least try and bring down a Sony website or two, and maybe even take a swing at the PlayStation Network itself.
While there will be those supportive of this campaign, is there not a more effective, presentable and mature way of doing this? Or at least or wording the campaign’s “press release”? This kind of approach makes Anonymous look worse than the hackers or Sony, which means… nobody is looking good. Way to go, everybody.
Republished from Kotaku