Sony Sends Cops to PS3 Hacker’s Home

Sony Sends Cops to PS3 Hacker’s Home

PS3 hacking community member graf_chokolo says that Sony and the police raided his home and warns others to “be careful from now on.”

A member of the PS3 hacking community known as graf_chokolo is learning the hard way that Sony means business when it comes to preventing people from circumventing the gaming consoles DRM protection scheme.

His “PS3 Linux And Hypervisor Reverse Engineering Blog” was used by he and others to share “current and future findings in the PS3 security,” and the efforts apparently got far enough to make Sony sit and up and take notice.

“Guys, SONY was today at my home with police and got all my stuff and accounts,” he wrote yesterday. “So be careful from now on.”

This was made just a day after posting the successful implementation of a simple firmware updater.

He says the police raid “was a matter of time” really, and warns others to lay low.

Yet, he made sure to release all the data he’s come up with so far.

Guys, i don’t joke, it’s serious.

“And to prove it, i kept my word and uploaded all my HV reversing stuff,” he adds. “Upload it everywhere so SONY couldn’t remove it easily. Grab it guys, it contains lots of knowledge about HV and HV procs.”

There’s links to the data are up on his blog, at least for now, and it makes it even more confusing as to what Sony hopes to accomplish.

Moreover, it ought to be legal for consumers to modify purchased products to suit their needs, especially something like the PS3 which even Sony markets as a home entertainment system.

Stay tuned.

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