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PS3 Hacker GeoHotz Blames Sony Execs for PSN Breach

Written on April 29, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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"The fault lies with the (Sony) executives who declared a war on hackers" --- GeoHotz

If infamous Hacker were to call the shots, he’d blame the executives for the recent () security breach — and not the Sony engineers.

Geohotz recently wrote on his blog regarding the matter:

“Also, 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.”

GeoHotz has also denied the accusations that he was behind the recent attacks on the service and even praised – at the same time condemned – the hackers for infiltrating personal informations, which he believed makes the “hacking community look bad.”

“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. 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 d****es like Sony.”

According to Hotz, only PSN was able to give away personal information when it was hacked, unlike iTunes when the iPhone was jailbroken, Xbox Live when 360 was infiltrated, and Gmail when was rooted.

Sony has recently announced that it will bring “some services” of the PSN back by next Tuesday. Other than that, there have been no significant developments regarding the matter.

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