Geohot: Don’t Blame Me For Sony Hack
Source: // By: ClutchLikeMelo // April 30, 2011
Geohot and Sony have had their time in the limelight. Surely when the PSN went down, you had to expect people to point the finger Geohot, assuming he had something to do with this. Well in midst of all this drama, the famed hacker has denied being involved in any of this.
He then went on to point out who the blame falls under.“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,” he said this morning.
“Running homebrew and exploring security on your devices is cool, hacking into someone elses server and stealing databases of user info is not cool You make the hacking community look bad, even if it is aimed at douches like Sony.”
He does have some valid points there.“....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,” he notes.