Anonymous targets Sony over SOPA

Posted on December 30, 2011 - 2:20pm by Jared

Hactivist group Anonymous is targeting Sony again for their support of the Stop Online Piracy Act bill.

They released another one of their robot-voiced YouTube messages, letting Sony know that they will be the main objective of their "Operation Blackout" campaign. They promise to "destroy their network" in retaliation.

It's not just Sony they're after. Anonymous also promises to take action against celebrities who support SOPA, including Taylor Swift, Lady GaGa, Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber.

This would be the second time in a year that Anonymous has acted against Sony. Their previous DDOS attack took down the PlayStation Network for a few days (they claim they are not responsible for the attack that lasted for a month). 

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I do not and never will condone the kind of actions Anonymous takes, but it may give Sony a small idea of the SOPA bill could cause for online businesses. I do think that we have to take a stand against this bill, but cyber-terrorism? Call and write to your congressman and senator. That's how it should be done.

You can watch the full declaration below.

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