Many players of Sony’ popular PlayStation Network were found disappointed this weekend when Sony failed to launch the new servers for their PSN gaming network. After weeks of downtime, Sony announced a continued delay based on testing needed to secure the system for more attacks by groups such as Anonymous. This attack resulted in the theft of user information from more than 100 million accounts. The new data center location has yet to be revealed but further delays will only continue to disappoint existing and potential new clients.
Rumors spread throughout the internet community about a third hacker attack but based on information obtained an IRC channel, commenters mentioned their attempts failed as the patches had been completed on Sony’s existing servers and “their window of opportunity has passed”.
A possible splinter group from Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the recent hacks and based on information found in hacker chats, another attempt was made over the weekend. Most of the “in-fighting” has been revealed in an exclusive interview with thing_. http://www.thinq.co.uk/2011/5/9/exclusive-anonops-splinter-group-speaks-out/ . This interview details a behind the scenes struggle with members and a ‘coup d’etat’ by the new splitter group.