Which Sony thing down to them? Are you talking about Sony not being competent enough to secure a web-site? Are you talking about the people who hacked into Sony capturing personal details? Are you talking about DDOS attacks against Sony in the past.
Only the latter is probably the fault of the collective called Anonymous.
The latter obviously. That's what it says in the question. I did not ask if Sony deserved any medals. They quite obviously don't. What I am getting at is the fact that anonymous seem to have a higher opinion of themselves than millions of gamers do. And without a doubt, millions of gamers, myself included, had empathy with their cause.
I am not defending Sony, but I think that anonymous have done themselves nothing but harm. If you proclaim to protest from a social/political standpoint, there is always the risk of going to far. Remember the defacing of war memorials in London?
If we are to believe what is reported in the linked article (from what appears to be a very reputable source), then there appears to have been some sort of internal combustion, fuelled by that very belief.
You may well be correct that somebody else was responsible for the other attacks. But if you lay with wolves, then you have to expect to get bitten eventually, and if there are any more attacks, guess who will be getting the blame.
Knowing how it works is completely different to understanding how it works.
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