How One Hacker Unintentionally Triggered one of the Biggest Data Thefts…

George "geohot" Hotz found himself with overnight notoriety when, in 2007 at the age of seventeen, he successfully unlocked an iPhone — the first known to do so, bragging about it online. » 4/30/12 6:00pm 4/30/12 6:00pm

PlayStation Hacker Arrested for Drug Possession

George Hotz, sued by Sony for hacking the PS3, has been arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas. The 22 year-old was busted for possession of marijuana. » 3/15/12 7:00am 3/15/12 7:00am

Sony Looking to Win Big at the 2011 Hacking Awards

The BlackHat USA security conference kicks off later today in Las Vegas, and will be attracting some of the world's top hackers and online security experts. As part of the festivities, every year an awards night is held called the "Pwnies". » 8/03/11 1:30am 8/03/11 1:30am

Report: PS3 Hacker George Hotz Lands Job at Facebook

George "GeoHot" Hotz, famed for his hacking of the iPhone and PlayStation 3 (and subsequent court dramas), has apparently found gainful employment. At social networking behemoth Facebook. » 6/27/11 1:00am 6/27/11 1:00am

PS3 Hacker George Hotz Denies He's Behind the PSN Breach

PS3 rapper hacker George Hotz got sued by Sony. He made an rap video that drew comparisons between getting fucked up the ass and the lawsuit. Hotz reached an agreement with Sony, but there's speculation that the famed hacker is still bitter, that he's behind the PSN breach. » 4/28/11 8:50am 4/28/11 8:50am

Electronic Frontier Foundation Gets $10K From GeoHot's Legal Fund

You may remember that George Hotz, the hacker/rapstar who jailbroke the PS3 and then got sued by Sony, solicited donations for his legal defense. You may remember that Hotz and Sony recently settled. You may wonder what he's doing with the leftover donations. Don't worry, he didn't forget where they came from. » 4/16/11 6:00pm 4/16/11 6:00pm

Hacker's Fight With Sony Is Over, But Not For Anonymous

Sony and George Hotz, the hacker who jailbroke the PS3, reached a settlement that ends Sony's multizillion dollar claim against the 21-year-old rapper provided he never screws with their stuff ever again. End of controversy, right? Well, someone failed to clear this with Anonymous, self-appointed sheriff of Internet… » 4/13/11 10:00pm 4/13/11 10:00pm

Sued PS3 Hacker Says He'll Never Buy A Sony Product Again

After a court order was issued preventing rapper-turned-hacker George Hotz from ever hacking Sony products again, Hotz is now boycotting the electronics giant's wares. » 4/13/11 5:00am 4/13/11 5:00am

The PlayStation Hacker's PlayStation Hacking Days Are Over

Rapper (and part-time hacker) George Hotz has settled out of court with Sony, who wanted him strung up on charges of circumventing the PS3's copy protection. And the details of that settlement are now public. » 4/13/11 1:00am 4/13/11 1:00am

A Hacker's Shady Start: Geohot In Middle School

George "Geohot" Hotz wanted to crack the PS3—so he did, and infuriated Sony. He's become a target, globetrotter, and spectacle. But before? He was little tech-inept deviant. Gizmodo's got his yearbook, and two people who probably signed it. » 4/11/11 1:20pm 4/11/11 1:20pm

PlayStation Hacker Geohot Settles with Sony Computer Entertainment…

Hacker George "Geohot" Hotz, the man who Sony accused of cracking the PlayStation 3 security, has settled with Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). According to a statement issued by SCEA, Hotz has "consented to a permanent injunction" against the information published by Hotz. » 4/11/11 11:45am 4/11/11 11:45am

Sony Admits The PlayStation Network May Have Been Attacked

Earlier this week, activist group Anonymous threatened to go after Sony's online presence in retaliation for the company's legal actions against PS3 hackers. The next day, the PlayStation Network went down. Coincidence? » 4/07/11 1:30am 4/07/11 1:30am

PS3 Hackers Begin Targeting Sony Executive's Personal Information

Not content with attacking Sony's commercial websites and the PlayStation Network itself, a group of activists has now turned its sights on obtaining the personal information of a number of Sony executives. » 4/05/11 7:10am 4/05/11 7:10am

PlayStation Network Down For 'Maintenance,' Websites Crawling On Day Of…

Just hours after the hacker collective Anonymous threatened to take down the PlayStation Network and major Sony websites, the PSN — the service that allows PS3 gamers to compete online and download games — has been going on and offline. The official PlayStation blog and Sony's U.S. PlayStation site are also loading… » 4/04/11 3:40pm 4/04/11 3:40pm

Anonymous Targets Sony, Warns Of Penises Stuck In Hornets Nests

Militant hacker group Anonymous has launched a campaign against Sony, citing the Japanese company's "unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom" after it took legal action against a pair of hackers. » 4/04/11 1:00am 4/04/11 1:00am

George Hotz Was Clueless About Sony Computer Entertainment Of America

When not hacking hardware, rapper George Hotz likes to spend his time in South America. And when he's not in South America, he's in court. The legal wrangling between Hotz and Sony Computer Entertainment of America continues to drag on. » 3/29/11 4:00am 3/29/11 4:00am

PS3 Hacker Didn't Flee, Did Hand Over Hard Drives, Says Lawyer

The attorney for George Hotz, the hacker being sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3, denies that Hotz fled to South America to avoid a court order and says he has delivered his impounded hard drives as required to a neutral party. Sony, in a court filing, had alleged the drives were delivered with parts… » 3/23/11 10:23pm 3/23/11 10:23pm

PS3 Hacker Flees the Long Arm of Sony for South American Freedom

The saga of George "geohot" Hotz continues, hurtling deeper into absurdity with each growing unit of acceleration. He fought the law and lost—a judge demanded he hand over his PS3-hack relevant hard drives. His answer? I'm out, bitches. » 3/23/11 2:50pm 3/23/11 2:50pm

Sony Can Now Go Through PS3 Hacker's PayPal Account

Sony's lawsuit against PS3 hacker George Hotz continues: the corporation just won the right to sift through Hotz's PayPal records to see if anyone actually gave him money in relation to PS3 hacking. » 3/17/11 2:15am 3/17/11 2:15am