The hacker cabal, Anonymous, who emerged in the wake of George 'Geohot' Hotz' bitter legal feud over hacking the PS3's firmware, have promised their "movement does not end here" after a planned protest of Sony Center stores - which had the Japanese manufacturer hiring police forces for protection - ended up in embarrassment, with a scant few members sheepishly arriving for the proposed sit-in.
The group had planned the sit-in protest on Facebook, with a page dedicated to recruiting fans for action. With the mandate, "Boycott Sony until they fix their policies,", the hacker group Anonymous, who had previously cracked and subsequently suspended use of the Playstation Network, looking to live up to their earlier claims of delivering "the biggest attack you have ever seen" on Sony.
And despite their failed protest, Anonymous claimed victory, citing several UK Sony stores closing their doors on Saturday. This all stems from the law-suit between Sony and prime hacker Geohot. The former had claimed his cracking of the PS3's firmware was intended for fans, and has since boycotted all Sony products - although a legal injunction bars him from ever purchasing such items anyway - and the Anonymous hacker group were quick to rally around his cause.
Just when you think it's all over, it starts back up again. Geohot has certainly opened up a can of worms here, and they're wriggling all over the place. We'll keep our ears to the ground on this one, people. [Eurogamer]