How One Hacker Unintentionally Triggered one of the Biggest Data…

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

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

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

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