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Police Raid PS3 Hacker's Home

By - Source: PSGroove | B 66 comments

Hacking your own purchased goods warrants a police raid...

If you haven't guessed it by now, Sony is just about fed up with all of the PS3 hacking going on. In addition to issuing a threat warning to hackers and potential hackers, the company has now teamed up with the police to raid the private home of renowned PS3 hacker, Graf_chokolo.

Graf has contributed a number of things to the PS3 hacking community that has helped keep it active in its battle against Sony's frequent firmware updates. The police confiscated all of Graf's equipment and accounts that were related to PS3 hacking.

Unfortunately for Sony, the company probably never anticipated that Graf would strike back. Earlier Graf had promised that if he was pushed by Sony, he would retaliate by releasing all of his PS3 hypervisor knowledge to the world.

Keeping his promise, Graf_chokolo immediately released all of his databases to the world in what has now become known as the Hypervisor Bible, a plethora of information that will help developers around the world reverse engineer the PS3 and hack it some more.

"Guys, i don’t joke, it’s serious." Graf stated. "And to prove it, i kept my word and uploaded all my HV reversing stuff. Upload it everywhere so SONY couldn’t remove it easily. Grab it guys, it contains lots of knowledge about HV and HV procs."

It seems as though Sony has raided and stopped one Sony hacker, but many, many more will be taking his place to continue his work. Now we just have to wait and see how Sony reacts to this one.
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    Travis Beane , February 25, 2011 1:14 AM
    I hope the judge lets the guy walk, he sues Sony for millions, and uses to money to fund his next hacking expedition.
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    dogofwars , February 24, 2011 11:42 PM
    Hahaha Sony, good for you.
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    FrozenGpu , February 24, 2011 11:48 PM
    Good Job Sony, learn anything from your mistakes, ever?

    Guess not :/ 
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    elcentral , February 24, 2011 11:51 PM
    im starting to feel you are becoming a apple company. i might need to stay away from you tosorry sony.
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    otacon72 , February 25, 2011 12:01 AM
    Sony, or any company for that matter, can make a hack proof device. It's just a matter of how far they are willing to go to achieve it.
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    joelmartinez , February 25, 2011 12:05 AM
    Sony don't mess with these people they will always win
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    victomofreality , February 25, 2011 12:08 AM
    I still don't understand what legal grounds sony is using for this... I always figured when you bought something what you did with it was your own business
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    wild9 , February 25, 2011 12:19 AM
    Corporate policing in full swing.
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    BruceOTB , February 25, 2011 12:39 AM
    Don't mess with the nerd rage
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    joytech22 , February 25, 2011 1:09 AM
    Sony, this is why you suck.

    And also why I went from PS2 to Xbox and ran linux on it.
    And why I smashed my PS3 when they removed other OS support.

    And while i'm at it, you also suck overall for punishing people who DO use the hacked devices to perform the function they originally were promised to have.
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    Travis Beane , February 25, 2011 1:14 AM
    I hope the judge lets the guy walk, he sues Sony for millions, and uses to money to fund his next hacking expedition.
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    Anonymous , February 25, 2011 1:17 AM
    If Sony were smart they would have made this guy an offer, a pay off or a job even. He's obviously smart enough to work along side their head designers. But they think their lawyers and red tape can stop someone a step ahead of them at his own game.
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    w35751d3 , February 25, 2011 1:36 AM
    joytech22Sony, this is why you suck.And also why I went from PS2 to Xbox and ran linux on it.And why I smashed my PS3 when they removed other OS support.And while i'm at it, you also suck overall for punishing people who DO use the hacked devices to perform the function they originally were promised to have.

    i myself am selling my ps3 right now because i have no more use for it......why didn't sony go after the air force for creating a cluster with 1760 ps3's???
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    PudgyChicken , February 25, 2011 1:36 AM
    I guarantee that Sony has wasted more money persecuting Geohot and Graf_chokolo then they'd ever even dream of losing in damages... I can only see hacked consoles being a way for them to make money, i mean, plenty of people bought the console expressly to run Linux, and even being able to do that with a hacked console is a buying point... So they're shooting themselves in the foot. Good job Sony!
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    stingstang , February 25, 2011 2:05 AM
    Awwww Sh**. This just got real!
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    bebangs , February 25, 2011 2:06 AM
    Graf_chokolo will probably spend his next 5 or 10 years in prison for this.

    Graf_chokolo and Sony both lose, everybody else wins.
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    jn77 , February 25, 2011 2:08 AM
    Seriously though, If you purchase the console, then you have the right to do with it as you please, it is not Sony's property anymore.
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    oneblackened , February 25, 2011 2:14 AM
    ^That.

    This is a bit too far.
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    jsc , February 25, 2011 2:18 AM
    Seems to me that this is like one of the auto manufacturers telling you that when you buy a car, you cannot customize it.
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    alidan , February 25, 2011 2:23 AM
    PudgyChickenI guarantee that Sony has wasted more money persecuting Geohot and Graf_chokolo then they'd ever even dream of losing in damages... I can only see hacked consoles being a way for them to make money, i mean, plenty of people bought the console expressly to run Linux, and even being able to do that with a hacked console is a buying point... So they're shooting themselves in the foot. Good job Sony!


    i bought a ds for the sole reason of a text reader, a pda like functionality, and mp3 player. and i did it because i thought it was awesome at the time, a touch screen mp3 player where the touch screen wasnt small as hell, and i could use a stylis, not forced to use my giant fingers... i hate how apple and other abandoned the stylis for what reason? we all have skinny fingers?
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    Anonymous , February 25, 2011 2:35 AM
    So, metaddicta, if I bought a car, and the owner's manual says 'this engine is tuned for optimal fuel economy. Do not replace the exhaust system or other components', and then I go slap a nice big 4" exhaust on it, you'd think it was OK if Toyota send the cops over to my house to take my car, my toolbox, and my garage door remote control?
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