The old story Is that Sony has filed a restraining order early this year, against George Hotz A.K.A GeoHot as he has violated copyrights by jail breaking the Sony's play station 3 which allowed him to install custom software on it. Now an independent organisation called 'Anonymous' has threatened Sony by putting up a video on youtube stating their demands (See below). Then this group began to take down Sony website including the Sony main website with DOS (Denial Of Service) attacks. They call this Anti-Sony operation the "Operation Payback".
Sony has demanded popular social media networks such as Youtube and Facebook, to hand over the IP addresses of people who has viewd GeoHot's videos.
Their argument was that you should be able to do what ever you want with the product you bought with your own money. More future, they ask, if its legal to jail break your phones and install unsigned software applications, why not jail break PS3?
In the last video they ask the public to return Sony products if you have bought any and support by join their force, by organising protests against Sony. Anonymous claims
"GeoHot has taken a settlement with sony. The case has been dropped. In the eyes of the law, the case is closed, for anonymous it is just beginning."
Is this just a start of a massive catastrophic cyber war? would it cause many other war's to start?