Chat Log: What It Looks Like When Hackers Sell Your Credit Card Online

WIRED writes: "In a letter to a House committee investigating the privacy implications of the breaches, Sony on Wednesday pointed the finger at the hacktivist collective Anonymous for the first time. The SOE attacker, the company said, left a file behind named “Anomymous,” containing the familiar tagline “We Are Legion.”

If Anonymous was really behind both intrusions, that could be good news for consumers – the group isn’t known for identity theft or credit card fraud. But the Sony letter also describes the PlayStation Network hackers zeroing in on the customer database. Could for-profit intruders have dropped Anonymous’ calling card as misdirection, like storm troopers leaving gaffi sticks and bantha tracks outside a smoking sandcrawler?"

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