Anonymous threatened to hack Sony’s website and executives’ private information in the latest iteration of their OpSony campaign, rising out of Sony’s support of the internet blacklisting bill Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Now it seems a few Anonymous hackers have followed through on the hack by hitting Sony Pictures’ website and Facebook account. The hack was announced on the @s3rver_exe Twitter account.
“#OpSony SonyPictures Hacked! by s3rver.exe , Anonnerd and N3m3515,” states a tweet from @s3rver_exe. The hacker continues, “I uploaded a @YouTube video (link removed) Sony Pictures Hacked By Anonymous.”
In a video uploaded December 28th, Anonymous threatened, “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 will be for the people whether some like it or not. Sony, you have been warned.”
While Sony was hacked, the “phantom” wasn’t destroyed nor Sony distinguished, which @s3rver_exe acknowledged. “The hack wasn’t big but still the servers were vulnerable and I got access to the admin too. #OpSony.”
This certainly isn’t big enough to cause Sony to withdraw support for SOPA, if it’s possible at all, but it certainly seems to be the opening salvo in OpSony.