UPDATE (7/24): Sony's sent over a statement:
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.