Hacktivist Group Anonymous Posts Threats to Sony Corporations For Backing SOPA

A targeted message aimed at Sony Corporation was uploaded on YouTube on December 28, 2011, threatening them for supporting the bill SOPA, which stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act.  As a result of rumblings from Anonymous and other organizations attempting, Sony, Go Daddy, Electronic Arts, and Nintendo have all withdrawn their backing of the bill.  These corporations, especially Go Daddy, have lost a large chunk of their customer base because of their prior backing of the bill.

On an ominous video, Anonymous said “Your support of 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 it will be for the people, whether some like it or not.”

Sony took this threat very seriously, as Anonymous has taken action against the tech giant before.

Anonymous also uploaded a YouTube video aimed at Congress.  On the video uploaded on November 17, 2011, they stated that “The American Government supports the fight for democracy and freedom of information in other countries, but when it comes to their own land they attempted to demolish it with brute force and censorship . . . you can’t arrest an idea, you can’t kill an idea, and you can’t stop an idea . . .  For each of us that falls, ten more will take it’s place.”

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