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PS3 Hacker Geohot Is Asking For Your Help With Donations

by Ernice Gilbert on February 20th, 2011, under Hot, News, Sony

Infamous PS3 hacker, George Hotz (aka Geohot), has been slammed with a lawsuit by Sony, one we’re certain is costing the 21yr old money he doesn’t have. But it’s his fault, isn’t it? You hack the console, release its root key online knowing full well people would use it to create homebrew, pirate games, hack into PSN, cheat online, put gamers information at risk and that’s all while honest gamers are dealing with ridiculously long firmware updates because Sony’s trying to keep things safe. And then, like a guilty child crying ‘I’ve done nothing wrong”, you come begging for those same gamers dollars?

You’ve got to be kidding me.

But that’s exactly what’s happening here.

He writes: “Media, I need your help. This is the first time I have ever asked. Please, if you support this cause, help me out and spread the word. I want, by the time this goes to trial, to have Sony facing some of the hardest hitting lawyers in the business. Together, we can help fix the system”

The guy even opened up a new blog , with posts involved such as “Operation Boycott Sony“.

The times we’re living in.

Just in case you didn’t know, Geohot started this whole mess by hacking into the PS3 via Linux, the otherOS the PS3 came installed with. When Sony realized the situation, it quickly took out the feature fearing hackers would rape Linux and cause all sorts of problems for them and PS3 owners.

The hackers were only empowered by the move, and went on to spend countless hours forging ways to breach the PS3. They did, Geohot and FailOverflow did, but Geohot was the guy who released the console’s root key for the masses to see.

Deal with your problems, dude. We’re not supporting you on this. What, he thinks we’re dumb? It’s like rewarding a thief who broke into your home and stole your goods by giving him money to fight the very lawyers you chose to defend you.


  1. Sun, 20th Feb 2011 at 6:36 am

    Yeah, I would’nt give him a dime. Where are his pirate friends now?

  2. Sun, 20th Feb 2011 at 6:41 am

    Nowhere to be found, of course.

  3. Sun, 20th Feb 2011 at 1:33 pm

    hahaha.. i would rather buy dlc for a game i dont own…. rather than donate money to this dude… he is the reason they removed the other OS functionality on the ps3… although i admit that close to 1% used it well( i was among the 1% for a while), but still… he is dumb for thinkin he would makin it in life just stealing from gamers

  4. Sun, 20th Feb 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Sony already gives me exactly what i want. I want to play games on ps3 and that is it. I do not care for homebrew and all of this crap, and due to him, my experience is going to start going downhill and he says he has the gamers in mind. That is the BIGGEST BS I have ever heard. To be honest, I would not have cared if he hacked his console and kept it to himself, and I am sure Sony would not care, but when you release the root key to everyone to pirate games and do other bad things, it pisses me off. So I hope Sony takes him for a long, money costing ride.

  5. Sun, 20th Feb 2011 at 2:39 pm

    “So I hope Sony takes him for a long, money costing ride.” So the will, bro. So they will.

  6. Sun, 20th Feb 2011 at 2:40 pm

    “i would rather buy dlc for a game i dont own…. rather than donate money to this dude…” Comment of the week.

  7. Sun, 20th Feb 2011 at 10:49 pm

    i hopoe he gets no money from any one i hope he will be in debt for the rest of his life i hope he steps on a tack when he gets out of bed tomorrow i hope that will be the last time he gets out of bed being a civilian i hope ever time past that he wakes up being a prisoner i hope he twists his ankle walking the green mile lol

  8. Sun, 20th Feb 2011 at 10:58 pm

    lol linglingjr, a little pause there would be nice.

  9. Sun, 20th Feb 2011 at 10:58 pm


  10. Mon, 21st Feb 2011 at 2:26 am

    except hes never been online!
    only in America can you get sued for doing something totally legal!
    who said justice cant be bought?
    just gave him 40 bucks, hopefully he will put it to good use and show sony we have rights and we will fight for them!
    you may be able to buy the judicial system, but you cant buy fans!
    because of sonys pathetic treatment to their fans this gen, the ps3 will be the LAST sony product i ever purchase!

  11. Mon, 21st Feb 2011 at 6:59 am


  12. Mon, 21st Feb 2011 at 8:45 am

    no you dont seem to get it, releasing the root key did not enable piracy all it enabled was the ability to run unsigned code.
    he had NOTHING to do with piracy, no one can get that trough their thick skulls!
    thats why its so hard to run pirated games on his CFW, thats why you cant install backup managers on his CFW.
    if you want to pirate games you cant use his CFW you have to download someone elses.
    as he said in his interview with G4 he went out of his way to make it harder for people to run CFW so if anything sony should be thanking him!
    plus he has the METDLR keys which are the keys sony uses to sign PSN games, so if he really was about piracy he would of released those and every PSN game would be on torrents!
    simply put sony would be fucked if he was about piracy, retail games would be allot easier to get running, and PSN games would be all over the net!
    only reason he did this is to get linux back, if sony did not remove it then this would of never happened.
    im sorry but sony have no one to blame but themselves!
    you cant remove a feature millions payed for and expect for no backlash.
    their lucky the US air force has not chucked a turd at them!

    & the CCs, thats sony again.
    if they were not so tight assed they would encrypt the info before sending, then re encrypt it but their too lazy!
    im sorry but sony have absolutely no one to blame but themselves.
    you cant put a Molotov cocktail in the fire place, then bitch and whine when it blows your house to pieces.

  13. Mon, 21st Feb 2011 at 8:55 am

    I’m not going to argue with you on computer and hacker stuff. But I’m saying releasing the root key for the world to see wasn’t a good idea. Maybe hackers couldn’t get through by means of his jailbreak, but using the root key to manipulate other things, they have. And that’s why we face all this problem. All this would NEVER have occurred if Geohot wasn’t a busy body, too excited to keep silent little….. anyway…

  14. Mon, 21st Feb 2011 at 12:17 pm

    we have already been through this with EA. When you buy the ps3, you are buying their hardware to run their software, and that is it. When you take their software, that you did not purchase, it is just being licensed to you, and manipulate it, they have the right to sue. Also, the root key is not part of the system, in order for him to get the root key he had to access the Sony servers, which is illegal.

  15. Mon, 21st Feb 2011 at 5:53 pm

    gave him $40 no :-(

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