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GeoHot: PSN hack nothing to do with me

The hacker which Sony took to court and won the battle against has denied responsibility for the recent hacking of PSN.

Geohot, as he is known, even slammed those responsible, saying, “You make the hacking community look bad”, and called on them to not sell users’ personal information.

“To anyone who thinks I was involved in any way with this, I’m not crazy, and would prefer to not have the FBI knocking on my door,” Hotz wrote on his blog.

“Running homebrew and exploring security on your devices is cool, hacking into someone else’s server and stealing databases of user info is not cool. You make the hacking community look bad, even if it is aimed at douches like Sony.”

Hotz also went on to say that he doesn’t lay the blame for the hack at the door of Sony’s engineers, instead he blames the executives, who seem hell bent on suing everyone.

“Let’s not fault the Sony engineers for this, the same way I do not fault the engineers who designed the BMG rootkit. The fault lies with the executives who declared a war on hackers, laughed at the idea of people penetrating the fortress that once was Sony, whined incessantly about piracy, and kept hiring more lawyers when they really needed to hire good security experts. Alienating the hacker community is not a good idea.”

Hotz also blamed Sony’s “arrogance and misunderstanding of ownership,” saying that probably gave those responsible a reason to attack PSN.

“Sony needs to accept that they no longer own and control the PS3 when they sell it to you. Notice it’s only PSN that gave away all your personal data, not Xbox Live when the 360 was hacked, not iTunes when the iPhone was jailbroken, and not GMail when Android was rooted. Because other companies aren’t crazy.”

Hotz signed off with a message to the PSN hackers.

“You are clearly talented and will have plenty of money (or a jail sentence and bankruptcy) coming to you in the future. Don’t be a d**k and sell people’s information. And I’d love to see a write up on how it all went down… lord knows we’ll never get that from Sony, noobs probably had the password set to ’4′ or something. I mean, at least it was randomly generated.”

Thanks, Eurogamer.


Edited On 28 Apr, 2011

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