Members of the infamous hacker collective Anonymous are more than likely responsible for the attacks on Sony and its networks despite the group's denial of any involvement, according to, ironically, two veterans of the group itself.
Anonymous' "OpSony" operations may have been shut down due to consumer backlash, but it appears that a splinter cell may have taken things a step further, despite Anonymous' claims on fighting for consumer rights.
Speaking with Financial Times, one Anon member revealed that he saw technical details of a weak spot in Sony's network that allowed for the break-in being discussed in an Anon chat room just shortly before the actual attack itself.
"The hacker that did this was supporting OpSony's movements," said the Anonymous member.
Another "established" member supported the claims that other members of the group may be responsible for the attacks.
If you say you are Anonymous, and do something as Anonymous, then Anonymous did it," said the hacker. "Just because the rest of Anonymous might not agree with it, doesn't mean Anonymous didn't do it."
Sony revealed recently that they had discovered a message left on their servers during the course of their investigation. The message was left by Anonymous and reads, "We Are Legion." Presently, word is that a third attack is being planned against Sony this weekend, with hackers claiming that they'll publish customer information, including names, addresses and even credit card numbers.