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Online group, Anonymous has announced a cyberwar against Sony and has already launched its attack on Sony-branded Web sites on Saturday to register its protests against the company’s legal actions against hackers of PlayStation 3.
"Your recent legal actions against fellow Internet citizens, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo have been deemed an unforgivable offense against free speech and Internet freedom, primary sources of free lulz,” Anonymous wrote in an open letter on its Web site.
Ina following video posted on video sharing site, YouTube, the group told Sony that its official site including the PlayStation Store will be taken offline. They said that the attacks against the company will continue until it is satisfied with the outcome. Sony's PlayStation. com and Sony. com websites as well as Sony's PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 is experiencing outages and downtime.
Sony has sued hacker George "GeoHot" Hotz, 23 and Alexander "graf_chokolo" Egorenkov in January for exposing the root key to a PS3. The company al received permission to subpoena PayPal and some social networks for Hotz' records. Egorenkov house was raided by German police in late February.
The Anonymous group uses distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to deface the Web sites of companies against rights-free content such as LimeWire and WikiLeaks. It ahs launched its attacks against Broadcast Music International, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal among others.