Amazon servers may have been used to carry out the massive Playstation hack that compromised the personal information of more than 100 million Playstation Network users.
According to a report from Bloomberg, sources close to the ongoing investigation say the attack was mounted from Amazon Web Serviceâ€™s cloud computing platform.
The hackers used fake personal information to set up an AWS account. They rented servers in the cloud to carry out the exploit; the related AWS account has already been deleted.
In a previous statement, Sony pointed to loosely organized hacktivist collective Anonymous as the perpetrators behind the hack, citing the calling-card phrase "We are Legion," which was found on Sonyâ€™s servers.
Anonymous countered with an uncharacteristic outright denial, saying that the responsible parties acted alone.
Bloomberg's source says the FBI will be handing Amazon a subpoena and search warrant to determine the details of the deleted account, including possibly identifying payment information.
Author: / Posted: 14-05-2011