Anonymous plans "big surprises" for Sony
Cyber activists associated with Anonymous and (IRC) #SonyRecon may have successfully downed various Sony websites, along with the very lucrative PlayStation Network.
However, one #SonyRecon member confirms the assault against the Japanese-based corporation is only in its initial stages.
"So far, all Sony has seen from us is poking and prodding. A simple salute to let them know, we're coming. Make no mistake, what you saw today and thought to be frustration is merely preparation for what's to come," Takai told Sebastian Moss of PlayStationLifeStyle.
"We said, expect us. Counting us out, would be a mistake. For the sake of not shooting ourselves in the foot, I won't comment on specific operational tactics we may or may not employ here. I will however say, that if Sony thinks LOIC is the only trick in our hat... they're in for a hell of a wake up call. We're really going all out for this one."
However, Takai noted Anonymous had "no malicious intent" towards Sony's consumers.
"The consumers in this are as one might call, collateral damage. We are very cognizant of the fact that we are not making friends nor allies among the average consumer with our attack.
"This is unfortunate as a concern should always be, will the very people we seek to support not see what it is we are trying to achieve. In this case, many don't. There has been a lot of hate spread throughout the Internet and over forums that we are being reckless and simply punishing consumers more than Sony."
Nevertheless, Takai emphasized that Sony clearly needed to "learn a lesson" about life.
"You can push people only so far, eventually someone's going to push back. Sony picks fights with kids whom they know to be incapable of defending themselves.
"We're here to say, the defenseless, aren't alone. Sony will not go trodding through the Internet unchecked or unchallenged."