Sony Sues Hackers Over PS3 Jailbreak

    Date13 Jan 2011
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    Posted ByAlex
    Sony has sued 3 hackers and 100 others whose names the company doesn't know for developing and releasing over the Web code that makes it possible to run homegrown or pirated software on the PlayStation 3 videogame console. The consumer electronics company filed the complaint Monday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, naming as defendants well-known hacker George Hotz of Cambridge, Mass.; Hector Martin Cantero of Spain, Sven Peter of Hungary, and 100 other unnamed hackers. Sony claims Cantero and Peter are members of FailOverFlow, a hacker group the company says is dedicated to circumventing the TPM, or technology protection measure, in the PS3 to prevent the use of pirated games and unauthorized software.
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