Anonymous has issued a statement saying that the group has decided to scale back their attacks on Sony's online services due to backlash and complaints from consumers. Anonymous had previously threatened to attack web domains owned by Sony, including PlayStation.com and Sony.com, as well as PlayStation Network.
"We realize that targeting the PSN is not a good idea. We have therefore temporarily suspended our action, until a method is found that will not severely impact Sony customers.
"Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights. We are not aiming to attack customers of Sony. This attack is aimed solely at Sony, and we will try our best to not affect the gamers, as this would defeat the purpose of our actions. If we did inconvenience users, please know that this was not our goal."
PSN went down a couple of days ago, with Sony taking the official stance that the service was undergoing "sporadic maintenance." Quite an inconvenience and one that will surely invoke the wrath of a good amount of the gaming community.
The drama is all part of the Sony vs George "GeoHot" Hotz case, where Sony was apparently granted access to private information about visitors and donations to Hotz.