Our boy GeoHot also known as George Hotz is being sued by Sony Corporation for making PlayStation 3 exploits and jailbreak tools public.
It’s the latter topic that has finally gotten him in trouble after he released his hack for PS3 firmware version 3.55. Despite claiming on his site that he condones piracy and the hack should not be used to disable key features, Sony has finally had enough and issued a lawsuit.
Sony has just filed a restraining order against Geohot and members of team fail0verflow for jailbreaking the Sony Playstation 3 and making this exploit available to general public.
Defendants George Hotz, “Bushing,” Hector Cantero, Sven Peter and “Segher” (collectively, “Defendants”) are computer hackers. Working individually and in concert with one another, Defendants recently bypassed effective technological protection measures (“TPMs”) employed by plaintiff Sony Computer Entertainment America LLP (“SCEA”) in its proprietary PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system (“PS3 System”). Read more…