Sony and Nintendo were previously on the House of Representatives’ list of SOPA supporters. Now Nintendo has disappeared from the list, and only Sony’s music divisions remain. The companies, hoping to avoid drawing attention, have yet to acknowledge the change or make any public comment on it.
Apparently the move hasn’t been enough to satisfy internet “hacktivist” group Anonymous. The group has released a video (spoken in the group’s customary text-to-speech voice) in which it threatens to attack Sony. It declares that Sony’s support of SOPA is a death warrant for the company, and that it will — once again — bring down the Playstation Network. In dramatic rhetoric, Anonymous adds that it will extinguish Sony, and “dismantle its phantom from the internet”: The statement from Anonymous is as follows…
We are Anonymous.
It has come to the attention of the Anonymous activist community that you have chosen to stand by the Stop Online Piracy Act. This act will halt online businesses and restrict access to many sites for many users. Supporting SOPA is like trying to throw an entire company from off a bridge. Your support to the act is a signed death warrant to SONY Company and Associates. Therefore, yet again, we have decided to destroy your network. We will dismantle your phantom from the internet. Prepare to be extinguished. Justice will be swift, and it will be for the people, whether some like it or not. Sony, you have been warned.
To those doubting our powers. We’ve infiltrated the servers of Bank of America, The United States Department of Defense, The United Nations, and Lockheed Martin. In one day.
For their approval to SOPA, we have also declared that our fury be brought upon the following persons. Justin Bieber. Lady Gaga. Kim Kardashian. and Taylor Swift. Operation Blackout, engaged.
Operation Mayhem, engaged.
Operation LulzXmas, engaged.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Supporters of SOPA, you should’ve expected us.”
Sony isn’t, however, the only public entity being targeted by Anonymous; the group has also threatened to “declare their fury” on Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, and Taylor Swift for allegedly supporting SOPA.
Sources : GEEK, japanenterteinment