Anonymous group 'targets personal data of company executives'
The online hacker network collectively known as Anonymous has threatened Sony executives for the company’s partial support of a controversial piracy bill in the US.
It is believed the group wants to publish personal details of Sony executives, though initially the plan was to “destroy” the PlayStation Network.
Sony previously claimed that Anonymous activists were suspects in the PlayStation Network hack; last year’s infamous data breach that affected some 77 million customer accounts and left Sony’s game network offline for six business weeks.
“It has come to the attention of Anonymous that Sony has chosen to stand by the Stop Online Piracy Act,” the hackers said in a video message posted on YouTube.
“This act will halt online businesses and restrict access to many sites for many users. Supporting SOPA is like trying to throw an entire company from off a bridge," the group continued.