Sony now granted access to Geohot’s PayPal account

Posted By | On 17th, Mar. 2011 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


The wars are getting hotter. The latest in the hacking scene tells us that Sony has been granted access to the PlayStation 3 hacker George ‘Geohot’ Hotz’s paypal account.

The reason is obvious. Sony thinks that Hotz accepted donations from people to fund his hacking even though Hotz has maintained that he has not received any.

According to Wired,  Sony have now been authorized to access all ‘documents sufficient to identify the source of funds in California that went into any PayPal account associated with geohot@gmail.com for the period of January 1, 2009, to February 1, 2011.’

Hotz has been accused of breaching the Digital Millennium Copyright Act after he published an encryption key that can allow PlayStation owners to gain control of their consoles.

It will be interesting to see how this one develops.

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  • tareq salah

    wow it must be a nightmare knowing some company like sony is chasing u. This kid must be regreting his action. It was just not worth it.

  • jbg0623

    Geohot was kind of asking for it but Sony is really out for blood with this. They’re talking about cracking down on Hackers and releasing firmware patched to monitor the content on your PS3’s hard drive, meanwhile people I know are talking about trading in their PS3 for a 360 or going back to PCs.

  • Everyone that’s saying Sony is right to do this need to understand doing the exact same thing with a mobile phone is considered lawful under the DMCA. Why are games consoles any different? Boycott Sony.

  • conistant

    Wow.Wonder if sony will sue all the people who donated to him.

  • PrivatePyle

    He was asking for donations to fund his court hearing I thought…He’s definitely received some donations I know of.
    He had his own statement after his appearance on Attack of the Show.
    I dunno who to root for honestly.
    I’m torn.

  • PilarVIRUS

    That’s messed up, that’s where he has all his money for his lawyers. Sony has gotten way to out of hand with this lawsuit, it shouldn’t be there business what people do with their PlayStation 3’s.

  • tareq salah

    i think sony is trying to make an example of him and scare any potential hackers in the future. i cant say i’m with sony with this but i sure as hell don’t want hackers to mess up my online playing killzone 3 or crysis or cod with their stupid hacks.

    i pay lots of money to play play station, wether games or accessories, and i do want it to stay hacker free.

    • bman128

      No kidding. Before if you were getting owned badly, the other person was just godly. Now they are probably just hacking. Kinda sad actually.

  • gtgiwa123

    Geohotz is screwed!! all his money is gonna be destroyed my sony

  • doub7

    Man sony is all over that dude. Wonder if he will still follow thru on his threat 2 hack the NGP when it drops. I am guessin no…

  • stephanielynette

    wow…

  • bman128

    Personally, I think they are both going too far with this. Geohot does kind of deserve it for the way he’s been acting but Sony is also kind of going pretty far with this.

  • doub7

    he B!T@# slapped APPLE so SONY is not playing around with him

  • sofabound00

    geez, Sony’s really going all out to bring this guy down…


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