When you remember that Anon and Sony are at war, it makes sense for Sony to also have no problem dropping the blame onto Anon instead of them. It makes them seem less incompetent and helps the customers trust them better rather then thinking they can't handle their own systems (Which would hurt sales obviously). Our stance on the matter is that we believe Anon is innocent of the PSN Downing, and that it's actually just Sony.
Some added perspective thanks to Wikipedia:
From the page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Computer_Entertainment_America_v._George_Hotz
On January 11, 2011, Sony sued Hotz and others (including members of fail0verflow) on 8 claims, including violation of the DMCA, computer fraud, and copyright infringement. The law firm used by Sony is Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. In response to the suit, Carnegie Mellon University professor David S. Touretzky mirrored Hotz's writings and issued a statement supporting that Hotz's publication is within his right to free speech.
On January 27, 2011, Sony's request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) was granted by the US District Court for the Northern District of California. This forbade him from distributing the jailbreak, helping or encouraging others to jailbreak, and distributing information they've learned during the creation of the jailbreak. It also ordered him to turn over computers and storage media used in the creation of the jailbreak to Sony's lawyers. Professor Touretzky's mirror was voluntarily censored following issue of the TRO, but Hotz's writings and software have been mirrored elsewhere.
On February 12, 2011, Hotz posted a rap video on his official YouTube page explaining his Sony lawsuit.
On February 19, 2011, Hotz started a blog about the Sony lawsuit. 
On March 6, 2011, the court issued an approval that Sony's lawyers were allowed access to all the IP addresses of all the people who visited geohot's blog for the purposes of establishing jurisdiction. Sony said the server logs would demonstrate that many of those who downloaded Hotz’s hack reside in Northern California — thus making San Francisco a proper venue for the case.
On April 11, 2011, it was revealed that Hotz and Sony had reached a settlement out of court. This included a permanent injunction against Hotz doing any more hacking work on any Sony products to prevent any future firmwares from being decrypted.
The claims (Filed in United States district court for Northern California, San Francisco):
* Violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 1201)
* Violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030)
* Contributory copyright infringement (17 U.S.C. § 501)
* Violating California Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act (§ 502)
* Breach of Contract (related to the PlayStation Network User Agreement)
* Tortious interference
The cracking group Anonymous announced their intent to attack Sony websites in response to Sony's lawsuit and, specifically due to Sony's gaining access to the IP addresses of all the people who visited geohot's blog, terming it an 'offensive against free speech and internet freedom' Although Anonymous admitted responsibility to subsequent attacks on the Sony websites, much speculation has arisen concerning a sustained collapse of the Playstation Network in April. Anonymous has denied that their attacks are the cause of its malfunction. However, because the Anonymous group is amorphous and without central authority, it is hard to verify the authenticity or applicability of this statement.
According to Sony, the initial cause of the PSN and the company’s Qriocity service was due to an "external intrusion", and that it was subsequently kept off-line in order to facilitate an infrastructure upgrade as an apparent consequence of this attack. 
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