Sony Sues PS3 Hackers
January 11, 2011 11:21 PM Subscribe
posted by nhamann (157 comments total)
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In late December 2010, fail0verflow
, a team of European hackers, demonstrated that the Playstation 3's security was fundamentally flawed
and managed to obtain the encryption key
used by the device (see previous discussion
). Utilizing the techniques developed by the fail0verflow team, iPhone hacker George Hotz
released the encryption key
publically, which enables the execution of arbitrary code on the console. Now Sony is suing
both George Hotz and members of the fail0verflow team.
Both George Hotz
have updated their websites with the legal papers they've received. fail0verflow maintains their innocence, stating that they have never published any keys or code that could be used to breach the PS3, and that their only motivation was to get the OtherOS functionality back
on the device.