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PlayStation Hacker is Glad He Doesn't Have PSN

Famed PlayStation 3 hacker and former Sony legal target George Hotz has posted on his blog his views on the recent hacking of PSN.

Despite his intimate familiarity with the PS3, he doesn't have a PSN account – something that he's thankful about given the last couple of weeks.

Hotz also makes it clear that he had nothing to do with the hacking of PSN. Even with his view that Sony is a "douche," he does not condone the type of malicious hacking that can negatively affect others.

"And 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. Running homebrew and exploring security on your devices is cool, hacking into someone elses server and stealing databases of user info is not cool," Hotz wrote. "You make the hacking community look bad, even if it is aimed at douches like Sony."

"Also, let's not fault the Sony engineers for this, the same way I do not fault the engineers who designed the BMG rootkit," he continued. "The fault lies with 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."

Read the rest of his thoughts here.