As the web recovers from Amazon’s 24-hour collapse of its cloud computing business — an outage that took popular services like HootSuite, Reddit and Foursquare down with it — Sony reported Friday morning that its PlayStation Network is down. Some suspect hacktivist organization Anonymous is responsible.
Sony was targeted by Anonymous after it filed a lawsuit againstGeorge Hotz, a 21-year-old hacker who unlocked the PlayStation 3′s operating system. In Sony’s original blog post about Friday’s outage, the company mentioned that an “outside party” might be responsible. That post has since been changed.
A recent post on the Anonymous’s Facebook Page seems to take credit for the outage.