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

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's Hosting Provider Calls Anonymous' Cyber-Attack an 'Annoyance'

Ars Technica reports that sources within Sony's hosting provider belittled Anonymous' cyber-attack as "medium strength," and something that only "annoyed our network engineers." The hosting service's plan is to wait out Anonymous until the attackers get bored. » 4/08/11 7:30pm 4/08/11 7:30pm

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

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

Sony, If You Can't Beat Hackers, Give Them A Job Instead

Koushik Dutta, a noted hacker (and mobile developer), has posted what he claims is an email exchange between himself and an employee of Sony Computer Entertainment America. In which Sony offers the man a job. » 3/15/11 1:00am 3/15/11 1:00am

The PS3 Is Secure...For Now (Dun Dun DUN)

Hacker KaKaRoTo (real name Youness Alaoui), the fellow behind the PSFreedom jailbreak, thinks the PS3 is now secure after the recent firmware update. » 3/10/11 6:30am 3/10/11 6:30am

Sony Action Against Hacker Exposes Those Who Visited His Site

Caught in the blast of Sony's lawsuit against the man who jailbroke the PlayStation 3 is anyone who may have visited his website, under a court order that set off privacy advocates and further angered hackers. » 3/05/11 1:00pm 3/05/11 1:00pm

PS3 Hacker Tells Sony How He Really Feels

Remember when George Hotz, aka "GeoHot", appeared on television? He sounded so intelligent and well-composed, and Sony's lawsuit just seemed unwarranted. Now, Hotz doesn't nearly sound as well-composed, but rather NSFW and petulant. Well, at least he's got flow and rhymes. » 2/14/11 3:00am 2/14/11 3:00am

Sony To Comb Through PS3 Hacker's Computer

Sony can't get the mysterious PS3 hackers names from Google, but it can look through the computer of the known "celebrity" one, George Hotz. » 2/11/11 8:30am 2/11/11 8:30am