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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Geohot Denied His Involvement In PSN Hack

Geohot Denied His Involvement In PSN Hack

Geohot Denied His Involvement In PSN Hack

Added: Saturday, April 30th, 2011
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George Hotz, also known online as "Geohot" for breaking the PS3 wide open, confirmed that he had nothing to do with the recent PlayStation Network hack which resulted in the details of over 70 million accounts being stolen. Moreover, he slammed those responsible, pointing out that they would make the hacking community look bad if selling the PSN users' personal data.

Geohot himself denied that he was somehow involved with the issue, saying that he is “not crazy” to wait for the FBI knocking on his door. He admitted that there are many people worldwide who consider it cool to run homebrew games and explore security on their devices. However, it isn’t cool to hack into someone else's server and steal user information, and it therefore makes the hacking community look bad even if it targets such douches as Sony.

Once jailbreaking the PlayStation 3, George Hotz chose to settle out of court with the company in the middle of a legal fight that started in January. Both parties were satisfied with the outcome.

Meanwhile, hacker group Anonymous appeared to be unhappy with the outcome and preferred to declare war on the company for its legal battle against Geohot. Perhaps, it was the main reason for some to suggest that Anonymous was responsible for last week's intrusion into the PlayStation Network. However, Anonymous has also denied responsibility.

Hotz admitted that he was glad not to have an account with PlayStation Network at the moment. He said he had no idea about who or what is responsible for the outage, but he didn’t fault the Sony engineers for this. He rather tends to believe that the fault lies with the Sony executives who started a war with hackers, making fun of the very idea of anyone penetrating the fortress that once was their company. Geohot also said that Sony was wrong about keeping hiring lawyers while they needed to hire security experts. In other words, George Hotz hinted that alienating the hacker community wasn’t a good idea. Moreover, he directly assumed that the company's arrogance led to the hacker attack.

Hotz recommended Sony to accept that it no longer owns and controls the PlayStation 3 when it sells it to the consumers. Another interesting fact he pointed at was that it was only PlayStation Network that gave away all personal information of its users, not Xbox Live after the 360 hack, and not iTunes after the iPhone jailbreak, and even not GMail after Android root.

April 30th,2011

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Date:  Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Comments (14) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-04-30 13:00:08)
moviefreak24 avatar"Another interesting fact he pointed at was that it was only PlayStation Network that gave away all personal information of its users, not Xbox Live after the 360 hack, and not iTunes after the iPhone jailbreak, and even not GMail after Android root."

If the information was stolen, then how does that qualify as "giving it away"? Seems to me that any network can be hacked by people that possess the knowledge and means to do so. Not just PSN. If Sony did indeed bring this upon themselves so to speak, by acting like they were invulnerable, then they sould have known better. Sony is a mighty corporation and their security should be among the top in the world. If they were lacking in that department, I'm sure they will take the proper measures to make it more secure than it was before..

posted by (2011-04-30 18:02:00)
draggonking68 avatari think he meant giving it away due too lack of network security

posted by (2011-04-30 21:13:24)
anth78 avatarxbox rule`s haha

posted by (2011-04-30 21:17:24)
BlaziHawk avatarmaybes its all sony just say they hacked (took down) the server as they found out it was to intrude on they take it down they blame hackers,surely they know a way round it if they are a multi-million pound company they would have the best of the best working for them, i say good on geo for given the people what they wanted

Xbox 360 owner


posted by (2011-04-30 22:54:39)
heibakari avatarperhaps microsoft set it up...gotta get the competition to go eh?

posted by (2011-05-01 03:27:43)
1shadowwolf avatarI know that Anon Slaims they didnt do it, but i was on Anonops.com theior webchat, and they openly admitted to me that it was them, after offering me to join Anonymous... strange but it was an admin that told me this.

posted by Site FriendET junkieET lover (2011-05-01 05:47:49)
Cell avatarGeohot denies everything and now he is currently working on sony xperia mobile phone hahaha

posted by (2011-05-01 13:10:28)
moviefreak24 avatar@draggonking68: Yes I know, I just thought it was unfair to put it like that lol

posted by (2011-05-01 20:50:46)
FireZ avatarSony needs to learn the definition of security...pathetic tbh

posted by (2011-05-01 23:28:59)
carlbandit avatarThere will be nothing up with sonys security, ANYTHING can be hacked with the right amount of time and know-how, from paypal to the pentagon (which both in fact have been hacked)

The criticism i have with sony is how they taunted hackers basicly saying our console cant be hacked, then when it did get hacked, they tried to sue the hacker which then pissed off allot of hackers

posted by ET junkiemen (2011-05-02 01:35:51)
4GET avatarjapan has had a lot of things too deal with lately .. they will get it rite im sure. its just another thing they did not need.. thanks for the post

posted by (2011-05-02 18:36:40)
DEMONLORD avataragree with 10, anything can be hacked, just matter of how much time someone wants to put into it

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendSuperman (2011-05-04 05:10:37)
trialNerror avatarIt wasn't Geohot. It wasn't Anonymous, either. Your personal information was accessed, but NOT stolen. I have a friend in the video game industry who is also rather tech and internet savvy. He has told me it was another group of "white-hat" hackers who wanted to only prove a point to Sony. They have left numerous messages to Sony over the past year or more trying to inform them about the weaknesses of PSN. After months and months and months of being ignored by Sony, this group decided to prove a point to Sony and teach them a lesson the hard way. I don't know the name of the group, I don't care to know, that would only somehow make me an accessory after the fact. I just know it was not Geohot and was not Anonymous and there was not any personal information stolen - accessed, yes, but NOT stolen.

posted by (2011-05-04 17:16:55)
moviefreak24 avatarThen why are there reports of people claiming to have fraudulent charges on their credit cards? The same credit cards they used on psn and right around the time that psn went offline. Furthermore, accessing personal information without permission IS stealing. No matter how you put it..

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