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Sony PS3 Jailbreak Hacker Bankrupted, May End Up in Jail

Sony PS3 Jailbreak Hacker Bankrupted, May End Up in Jail

Posted June 19, 2011 at 1:33pm by iClarified
Although Geohot was able to settle with Sony over the PS3 jailbreak, other hackers have not fared as well.

Graf_chokolo is a hacker who worked hard to bring linux back after Sony removed the install option from the PS3. He has run out of money to fight Sony's lawyers and may end up in jail as a result.

Hi guys, no money left anymore. Going to jail soon probably because i cannot pay court costs.

But i’m ready to stand up for everything i said and go to jail for that too. It’s not important to win, more important is to show them that we are ready to fight, that they cannot scare me off easily. Yeah, i’m ready to go to jail for my believes and my principles.

Most of people probably think that all computer and kernel hackers are weak kids, hiding in a cellar, eating pizza whole day, writing software and looking for attention :-) Maybe, but that’s NOT me. And i will get out eventually and continue my work. My work means very much to me.

Those looking to contribute to Graf's defense can do so here.

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Sony PS3 Jailbreak Hacker Bankrupted, May End Up in Jail
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N S - August 1, 2012 at 12:27am
agreed, your opinions as written are "bang on" Sony was an incredible company back in the 60's - 80's, after that period their greed and non-caring for their customers has escalated to corporate $$$$$ and customers are "pawns" in their buy Sony crap ideals. Great for the Sony Corporate books, sad for the customers that continue to buy from them. I do not support companies of this type and do not support them for my clients needs.
John - June 20, 2011 at 10:17pm
that's what normal reaction on this news should look like, 100 % agree with you, dude. I've posted my comment but they deleted it after an hour or so. A+
MCF3778 - June 21, 2011 at 5:10am
the dcma rule is murky at best.... the ps3 and apple tv are not phones!
df - June 20, 2011 at 3:23am
I chose 360 for a reason... i cant remember exactly now why...
Rockadell - June 19, 2011 at 7:13pm
Any company who doesnt want their products hack are dumb nd stupid. People usually buy something because they know that it will be hacked right away. Maybe not the iPad 2 yet, but they're working on it. Original product: boring Hacked/jailbroken: more possibilities
dumSony - June 19, 2011 at 8:10pm
I agree with you if an Iphone never been jailbroken..I wouldnt never bought it in first place... I wish I could hack everything I have...directv my cable, my PS3 ,XBOX360 done... I love hackers they are creative...dont want to pay for anything ..just like me..even when I have $$...I just like free stuff... So Sony I hope you will get hacked again…
Guys - June 19, 2011 at 3:38pm
AbP - June 19, 2011 at 3:40pm
i donated
Tim - June 19, 2011 at 9:22pm
:) never mind. Google is my friend lol. Found his twitter linking to it. Thanks for the link!
AbP - June 19, 2011 at 9:27pm
Well u can see the comments on that page at the bottom(http://grafchokolo.com/grafchokolo-fight-sony.html) or click "Read More" above Also take a look at iclarified's via link http://www.redmondpie.com/playstation-3-jailbreak-hacker-goes-bankrupt-will-probably-end-up-in-jail/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RedmondPie+%28Redmond+Pie%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
boreddrummer - June 19, 2011 at 11:03pm
pilot he just wanted to run Linux on his ps3, a feature available as part of the OS when he made the decision to buy his ps3, he simply felt hard done to that the deal of his purchase was essentially changed after they had taken his money, which I think you'll find is unacceptable everywhere else in life (imagine if you bought a 3D TV with a web browser then the web browser feature was retracted after you bought it, you'd be annoyed and rightly so).. What he wasn't trying to do is bring kid hacks into ps3 games, get an education
cdaniels0 - June 19, 2011 at 3:29pm
Remind me never to buy a Sony product EVER again.
Judge me
Judge me - June 19, 2011 at 1:45pm
sony never learn its lessons.
Tim - June 19, 2011 at 7:34pm
Dont worry, 1 or 2 more hacks would bring them to their sences. Sorry to say that more credit card numbers would end up for sale on the black market for $50 a pop. Good influx of CC for sale after the first attack :)
Unknown - June 21, 2011 at 12:06am
We pay for items that we purchased Dr. Long! That purchased should not remove without us the consumer approved. What Sony did is a Bait and Switch is completely wong in moral way and in business way. There are 3 different kind of hackers u talking, the white hat - Sony, Apple, Microsoft, and other Inventor; then Black Hat- the one the broke into the system to steal people info and sell it for money (those are the scumbag), and the last one is important: the grey hat- They want buy item(s) meet their need. Some need better graphic some need better game (some look for free game- this is not right. ) but the important thing is Sony never understand the consumer need and want all they care is money which will brg destruction to their corps!
Dr. Long
Dr. Long - June 21, 2011 at 6:33pm
The average consumer didn't even know the feature was there until it hitted headlines. Thanks for clarifying the "Black, White, and Gray Hat Hackers" all in all, they benefit off of eachother. Its like looting, when someone starts the looting process, hundreds, thousands will join the fray.
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