Google recruits top PS3 hacker for Project Zero

    Date17 Jul 2014
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Google has hired a prolific hacker by the name of George Hotz to join the Project Zero team. Hotz is well-known for hacking Sony's PlayStation 3 and Apple's iPhone. The 24-year-old Hotz was then subsequently sued by Sony, although the matter was settled outside the courtroom. The hacker is also known for unlocking Apple's iPhone. Now, after a brief stint at Facebook several years ago, Hotz has found a home with Google, according to the BBC.

    Google's Project Zero aims to reduce the threat that zero-day attacks represent by funding vulnerability research and hiring top security specialists and hackers. The hire of Hotz, therefore, is hardly a surprise

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