VG247 offers an interesting interview with a member of Anonymous, the hacktivist group that is best known for bringing down government, corporations, and the Church of Scientology websites. He says that it is no longer attacking Sony, but the unknown soldier in the army of Anonymous says that PSN users acted "selfish" and "butthurt" over the lengthy PlayStation Network outage.
VG247 put out the word on Twitter that it would like to speak to a member of Anonymous. One person replied, but said he wouldn't speak for the organization as a whole.
When asked about the recent Lulsec operations, the Anon said:
"There is no support for Lulz Security’s actions of disrupting MMO’s ‘for the lulz.’ Anonymous, as a group, is about activism in defence of certain rights, and the lulz that can be had while doing this. This doesn’t follow or achieve this. Though, individual Anons are free to do what they want."
When asked about the attacks on Sony, he said:
"Our intention with our initial attacks on the PSN was that of a sit-in, preventing traffic to their service in order to protest their actions. We didn’t want to piss off the consumers as they were the ones whose rights we were campaigning for. Sony were removing true ownership of the console, as well as prosecuting hackers, and we were trying to spread this information to the consumers.
Instead of listening or reading what our cause was they just became butthurt. Their annoyance is understandable, but their actions were selfish as they cared more about immediate pleasure receival than they did about their rights as a consumer (and the rights of the hacker)."
Addressing the recent arrests of alleged Anonymous members in Spain, he said:
"..for every Anon they arrest, ten more will step in to their place. They are fighting a war against an ideology and just by mentioning our name their increase our numbers. We garner support from those who become disgruntled by the actions of someone we oppose. Anonymous is the manifestation of an idea, and ideas are bulletproof."
You can read the full interview VG247.