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.
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.
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…
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.
Hacker KaKaRoTo (real name Youness Alaoui), the fellow behind the PSFreedom jailbreak, thinks the PS3 is now secure after the recent firmware update.
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.
When George Hotz isn't rapping, he's fighting Sony in court. And fighting Sony in court is expensive.
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.