Sony sent Geohot $1 to prove he was profiting from PS3 hacking?

Strange! According to third party reports, court filings reveal that Sony tried to send Geohot $1 to prove that the hacker was taking donations. However, Geohot himself never requested any donations.

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SasanovaS19872414d ago

are u guys that gullible? take a second and think. jesus, did u all fail 6th grade common sense classes? a multi billion dollar company doing such an act? u people are freakin...meh wont even bother with u

jerethdagryphon2414d ago

they did its in there legal docs ive read it

even if hes not asking for donations hes left the hat out after the show he has a paypal setup to his email thats on his site

its implied that he accpts donations if sony can prove that sucessfully then weather he asks or not hes getting money from his work

socomnick2414d ago

why wouldnt they multi billion dollar companies are are evil, and stop at nothing when it comes to gaining the almighty buck.

Better question is why wouldn't sony do this.

JimRome2414d ago

Apparently you failed anything related to grammar classes.

Led-Zeppelin2414d ago

-Bubble for immature. Good job.

Eamon2414d ago

lol, I read this somewhere else. Pretty hilarious. Almost pitiful.

I believe they were trying to do this to link his twitter to paypal or something.

But if he never formally asked for donations then Sony is really taking the stereotype of the "evil multi billion dollar company."

How much money can Sony even obtain from Geohot? Even if he somehow gets a prison sentence. It won't scare off hackers. It will just make them stay anonymous. lol

Seriously, stick to console bans.

young juice2414d ago (Edited 2414d ago )

lol thats hilarious. ima laugh even harder if geohot loses over 1 buck.

i deleted my first edit cuz it was really lame

cemelc2414d ago (Edited 2414d ago )

Didnt GeoHut had donations in its font page at one point??? Cos i think i saw it once.

Might be wrong tho.

gaden_malak2414d ago

This reminds me of the lawyer who bought some very expensive cigars and insured them (against theft, damage including fires) and some insurance company actually insured them.
The lawyer then proceeded to smoke his cigars and claim the money from insurance. The insurance company paid out and then took him to court for fraud.

Very amusing story (whether it is true or not I don't know) but kinda similar.

edit: here is the story, it's fake but still amusing.

HSx92414d ago

let me just remind you guys, donating isn't illegal, anyone could have donated to his paypal for any other LEGAL reason. What if for some strange coincidence he found my dog so I donated $300 to him, would that mean I am supporting his hacks? no. If Geohot's lawyer can point something like this out, the donating made by sony is invalid to be used towards this case.

Lich1202414d ago

Why would sony install rootkits on computers that play their CDs? That's extremely illegal. Maybe they failed their common sense class from 6th grade also?

cemelc2414d ago (Edited 2414d ago )


Actully i think he had a donate banner right below the ps3 key at one point, almost sure of this. And that is illegal.

Even if he had a donate link during the hacking is still illegal cos that is money funding a hacker.

If sony send a dollar and that dollar arrived to geohot (witch probably did cos otherwise it wouldnt even be in the pappers), then he is going to have to awnser to that, and that is not a pretty picture for him.

Sony probably doesnt even want to win the case just exaust the resources of the kid, witch by any means is still bad for him.

DragonKnight2414d ago

Ummm, they did it so they'd have a method and reason to pull his financial records. Simple as that really.

DeadIIIRed2414d ago

lol @hsx9, doesn't work like that. Can a minor "donate" $6 to you for a pack of cigarettes? Or in a dry county can a person "donate" $25 to a clerk for free beer?

gcolley2414d ago

Known fact - Sony are world class at 2 things... marketing and suing smaller entities right up to the end and then dropping the case. all 3 console manufacturers are bullies, this is how they get so big.

MintBerryCrunch2414d ago

sort of like corporate entrapment if you ask a guy something he doesnt want and then use that against him to prove their case

blahblah2414d ago (Edited 2414d ago )

lol, you mean like being cheap, untrustworthy and really without any moral?

like this?

read how sony did to LAME exactly the same thing they accuse these people. not respecting agreement.

trouble is that LAME is not profit software, the only tax is if you use software you keep it free. kinda like stealing from beggars hat.

off course, LAME has copyright done correctly as it is exposed on to you before you even download software. while sony way is illegal is most countries.

terms of service are not presented before you buy product and for example if you open package you also bought it. good luck with not agreeing to terms

read bottom of the page, it was like that even before they uncovered ps3 hack

shovelface882414d ago

Sasanova, if you are going to insult anyone's intelligence, learn to type with understandable English grammar.

ComboBreaker2414d ago (Edited 2414d ago )

Geo: "I am not."

Sony: "Then what's your donation button doing on your hacking website? We can even prove that clicking on your donate button will donate $1 into your account."

Geo: "I didn't ask for donation. I just happen to have a donate button on my website so people can donate to me. However, I never asked for donation."

N4G: "Geo's right. For example, a black guy can just come into my house in the middle of the night and point a gun at my head, and it's totally legal, as long as he doesn't say he's going to kill me. 'Cause you know, he never said he was going to kill me. He only pointed tthe gun at my head, then pointed at my cash. It was totally my my choice to give him the money. He didn't say he was going to kill me if I don't give him the cash. He merely pointed a gun at my head. So it's totally okay and he should not get arrest and charge for it."

Count: "Why do people on N4G thinks we give a shit about about what they say? Geo is going away for a very long time, and no amount of PS3 hate going on on N4G is going to influence the court's decision."

PlayerX2414d ago

Lol Only N4G would justify this

raptorjacob2414d ago

@ mintberrycrunch
if geohot didn't want the money why did he have a donate link

Theonik2413d ago

Even so they can't prove he actually was accepting donations for the PS3 hack which he was not. His iPhone hacking was declared legal in court. Sony is grasping at straws here as is the rest of their claims.

RedDragan2413d ago


"they did its in there legal docs ive read it"

How did you get to see the legal documents?

TEFL0N_D0N_812413d ago


I reported you for racism you schmuck.

Ryudo2413d ago

Sony is making the classic mistake of thinking you can somehow scare or bully hackers.

Problem is the only thing Sony will achieve by this is managing to piss them of.

DualConsoleOwner2413d ago

This is what Geo's lawyers are claiming.

they absolutely have zero proof that Sony actually sent that dollar.

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FailOverHero2414d ago

PirateThom, are you reading this? Told you he didn't accept any donations for this hack

Christopher2414d ago

Doesn't mean he doesn't take donations for hacking other devices. I mean, if he's getting donations for 'hacking', it's easy for him to say "But none of the money I was donated in the time that I was hacking the PS3 was for that."

That's like Sony saying that none of the profits for the PS3 are going towards making the PS4. Doesn't really matter, money they are earning is being used to develop the PS4. Unless GeoHot suddenly stopped eating, drinking, and didn't pay whatever bills he has during the time he spent hacking the PS3, the donations he received and used to pay such things as well as equipment went towards hacking the PS3.

visualb2414d ago

thats all they needed

they probably just did this to prove in court it was possible, making for a stronger case

PS3n3602414d ago

crap thats the entire 2011 marketing budget for sony.

nix2414d ago

lol... i love Sony but this made me laugh! q;

the_best_player2413d ago

haha same