We all know of the on going legal battle between hacking maestro George Hotz a.k.a Geohot and Sony. Sony sued Geohot for releasing a PS3 jailbreak exploit, and went to such lengths that it started banning jailbroken PS3 owners from PSN. Now, we’re aware of the fact that Sony wants to drag all of us in the equation, as it previously received permission from court to identify visitors to Geohot’s YouTube channel and website. The news here is that now Sony has received permission to delve into the details of Geohot’s PayPal account, stretching back a full 2 years.
So what this means is that anyone who has donated money to Geohot, is liable to have his details scrutinized by Sony after Federal Magistrate Joseph Spero granted Sony permission for accessing PayPal records of the past 2 years.
The primary aim that Sony might be pursuing here is to find out if Geohot has been donated money from people residing in San Francisco, which is the vicinity in which Sony’s headquarters are located. Such information could greatly help Sony in the trial. A rumour goes to immeasureable lengths so as to claim that even Microsoft has donated money to Geohot for fighting the case against Sony.
But the PS3 jailbreak drama doesn’t end here. Regardless of the fact that Geohot is in deep trouble for jailbreaking PS3, just yesterday another hacker demonstrated jailbreak for PS3 firmware 3.60 on video, but did not release it.
The PS3 jailbreaking scene is definitely heating up. Stay tuned as we’ll definitely update you on developments in the lawsuit between Sony and Geohot.