Police and Sony Raid PS3 Hacker’s Home

The home of a Playstation 3 hacker has been raided by the police in Germany.

At the behest of Sony, yesterday the home of graf_chokolo – the operator of the PS3 Linux And Hypervisor Reverse Engineering Blog – became the latest target in the Sony jailbreaking saga.

“Guys, SONY was today at my home with police and got all my stuff and accounts,” he wrote in a comment on his blog. “So be careful from now on.”

To prove just how futile Sony’s efforts are, graf_chokolo retaliated in dramatic fashion.

“Guys, I don’t joke, it’s serious. And to prove it, I kept my word and uploaded all my HV [hypervisor] reversing stuff. Upload it everywhere so SONY [can’t] remove it easily. Grab it guys, it contains lots of knowledge about HV and HV procs,” he wrote, while publishing links to where the material could be found.

Today there are rumors floating around that Sony is working on a new “hack-proof” version of the PS3. If they do a good job, as they did last time despite the recent hack, the machine might see out its natural life-cycle without being jailbroken.

But Sony have stirred up such a hornets nest with their recent action against Geohot and friends, all they’ve done is paint the digital equivalent of a great big target on their chests. Short-sighted? You bet.


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