The thread title is misleading. A couple members doing their own shit on the side does not implicate the "group" as it were. It sure as hell looks bad on them admittedly. Still to blame them is mildly ridiculous. It is like blaming the police force because an off duty cop beats the snot out of someone. Yeah they need to take corrective action, but no you can't really hold it against the police force.
For those interested, there was apparently a second layer to the anonymous business proper. Or at least that is what it seems as there was a file left on the server. Either they were leaving a calling card case they are really dumb (possible) or it was a simple experiment to really fuck people over. My favortie theory was pushing out fake firmware updates to hijack the PS3s.
Nah, I don't think it's at all the same. Anonymous can't both take collective credit for anything its adherents do (say, attacks on Iran) and deny collective blame for anything they do (i.e., this). Their amorphous nature is a double edged sword, one I hope they'll find firmly lodged in their collective anus sooner rather than later.
For what it's worth, the thread title was my take on just how stupid these silly word games are.