• PS3 Hacker GeoHot Blames Sony's Taunting for Security Breach

    With the major security breach of Sony's PlayStation Network sending the world into a frenzy, everyone wants to know just who is behind this dastardly the scheme. With the landmark case against infamous PS3 hacker George 'GeoHot' Hotz coming to a close earlier in the month, many had speculated whether it was part of a revenge plot on his behalf. GeoHot has finally spoken out on the situation stating that the only one to blame is Sony itself:

    "to anyone who thinks I was involved in any way with this, I'm not crazy, and would prefer to not have the FBI knocking on my door."

    Speaking out via his personal blog, Hotz speculates that it was "Sony's arrogance and misunderstanding of ownership" that put them in their current position, particularly the mistaken belief that "they own the client". Hotz says that the company should regret every declaring "war" on hackers:

    "let's not fault the Sony engineers for this, the same way I do not fault the engineers who designed the BMG rootkit. The fault lies with the executives who declared a war on hackers, laughed at the idea of people penetrating the fortress that once was Sony, whined incessantly about piracy, and kept hiring more lawyers when they really needed to hire good security experts. Alienating the hacker community is not a good idea."

    Despite gaining worldwide notoriety from his actions in hacking the PlayStation 3, Hotz wishes to clarify that he doesn't condone the PSN breach:

    "Running homebrew and exploring security on your devices is cool, hacking into someone elses server and stealing databases of user info is not cool. You make the hacking community look bad, even if it is aimed at douches like Sony.

    Although he doesn't support the actions it seems that Hotz, like the rest of us, is curious as to just how the network was breached:

    "To the perpetrator, two things. You are clearly talented and will have plenty of money(or a jail sentence and bankruptcy) coming to you in the future. Don't be a d%#k and sell people's information. And I'd love to see a write up on how it all went down...lord knows we'll never get that from Sony, noobs probably had the password set to '4' or something. I mean, at least it was randomly generated."

    The hunt for the perpetrator continues.

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    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      geohot is still railing into Sony, I don't object