Anonymous, who many believe to be responsible for the PSN crash fiasco, have denied any involvement in the issue, namely the theft of 12, 700 credit card and 10, 700 direct debit details. The hacker cabal, who rose to prominence following George 'Geohot' Hotz legal dispute with Sony over cracking the latter's PS3 firmware, have long promised retribution on the Japanese giant. Sony have since blamed the group for distracting them from the real threat of attack.
But in a statement released today, Anonymous refuted claims of any involvement, explaining "If a legitimate and honest investigation into credit card theft is conducted, Anonymous will not be found liable". Thousands of PSN subscribers who store confidential details - such as credit or debit card accounts - on their PS3s are now at risk of not only losing those details, but having them end up in the hands of less morally upstanding individuals. Anonymous, however, claim they do "not condone credit card theft". And so the saga continues. What's next? Microsoft helped fund the would-be hackers? Saucy! [Venture Beat]