Sony to Get Geohot's PayPal Records

A federal magistrate said Sony may subpoena the PayPal account of PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz, as the game maker ratchets up its civil lawsuit against the man who released the first full-fledged PS3 jailbreak in the console’s 4-year history.

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hellzsupernova2594d ago (Edited 2594d ago )

another blow to george hotz. people should stop calling him geohot it sounds like a bad porno lol

HolyOrangeCows2594d ago

I prefer "GeoNotz"

People will start crying "Privacy violation!" but when people are being charged with things like fraud and taking money for illegal services/activities, this isn't uncommon. Not even in civil cases. It's necessary.

CryofSilence2594d ago

Sony's going to own his testicles by the end of this.

badz1492594d ago

so they can prevent him from having any kids or just so they can simply make more internet attention whore in the future so they can keep suing them?

gaden_malak2594d ago

I prefer "dickhead" but that's just me.

Spitfire_Riggz2594d ago

Lol Geohotz is getting donations from fellow hackers I bet Sony is getting donations from APPLE (the big bucks too)

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Max Power2594d ago

I love reading all the whiny comments on Wired in all these types of articles.

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SoapShoes2594d ago

Yeah, apparently a bunch of losers frequent Wired...

hellzsupernova2594d ago

i just read through god there are some idiots. lol

Christopher2593d ago

***It is against no law that I know of to visit a website or make a donation in support of a court case.***

It's for citing evidence that he got donations that funded his hacking activities.

GeoHot said he didn't take donations for the PS3 hack, but if they showed that he was receiving donations during the time it doesn't paint a good picture at all as to this fact.

It's not about proving it outright, but you stack up enough evidence against him and his claims and it makes him look worse and worse.

- GeoHot claimed to not accept donations for PS3 hack, but received $X money during the time that he hacked.

- GeoHot claimed to not do this for piracy, but there is video proof of him playing Super Mario Bros. on an emulator with his PS3 hack.

- GeoHot claimed he only did this to enable OtherOS, which Sony removed, yet there is video proof of him modifying Sony code to enable PSN features illegally (he connected to the internet through PSN with modified code) and the ability to install other unsigned code.

No single evidence wins a case, but adding it all up does help.

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BX812594d ago

This cat is going dizzown! Unless this guy was selling cookies for paypal.

LordStig2594d ago (Edited 2594d ago )

Holy hell mate your still going? your ego must be broken now, just give up and maybe Sony will throw you a bone and give you a job to help pay your court fees and damages.

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