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Sony Investigating PS3 Hack Allegations
Sony Investigating PS3 Hack Allegations –
Be sure to thank incgamers for ratting out Geohot
Earlier today, we reported how George Hotz, the iPhone 2G hacker, claims to have gained access to the PS3’s system memory and processor which, if true, may have profound piracy implications for Sony.
We contacted Sony and a spokesperson confirmed that the company is looking into the issue.
"We are investigating the report and will clarify the situation once we have more information," said the statement.
Stay tuned to IncGamers for more on this as we get it.
Well, Geohot, does not seem worried.
In regard to the news Sony was looking into his hack, he made this comment today on his Blog:
George Hotz said... --- January 25, 2010 11:20 AM
Haha "A Sony Spokeperson" is probably his neighbor who worked for Sony once in the mid 1990s. If Sony wanted to make a statement, they'd make a statement.
IncGamers, you bunch of twits.
Like Lars Ulrich of Metallica... a traitor.
it was obvious that sony would be looking into it. what is the big deal?
did you expect sony not to notice after nearly all console related sites started reporting this?
What is obvious? It’s just a rumour spread by ps3news.
what i meant is that sony is definitely on the lookout for security flaws people find in their consoles. they do not need people to report this kinds of things directly to them, as i'm pretty sure they keep an eye on various sites and blogs.
Originally Posted by barf
rumor or not, sony knows best how much truth is there.
It been reported that it was, but just like the "geohot" "leaked" files which were really a "bad virus", also reported to be done by the bad ps3newz crew.
Originally Posted by barf
The Geohot talk is speadly like wildfire, and it has already hit the major newspaper and some TV stations like BBC:
I see by tonight you will be getting major coverage on networks like CNN, just like before when they talked directly with Mr. Hotz regarding the "jailbreak" iPhones.
Sony lawyers are going to have to be ready to fight a tough battle, with all the major new sites talking about it.
and what would the charges be?
Originally Posted by garyopa
i don't think they can do anything about this guy. he built his own hardware and software to hack the ps3. it's not like he had access to some secret sony documentation/code to help him with that.
if what he did was illegal, apple would definitely sue him already for hacking the iphone.