Hacker scorns Sony over attempted hire

Posted by Trent Nouveau

A red-faced Sony has reportedly attempted to hire a prominent hacker in an effort to secure its electronic devices from modders and jailbreakers.

Unsurprisingly, Koushik Dutta - who was the first to hack Motorola's Xoom tablet - rejected Sony's advances.

"I appreciate that you reached out to me. The opportunity does sound very interesting!" Dutta wrote in an official e-mail reponse.

"However, due to Sony's recent treatment of a fellow hacker, George Hotz, I could not in good conscience work at Sony."

After posting the above-mentioned letter on Twitter, Dutta urged the hacker community not to "sell out," and instead, to "take a stand" for their online rights.

In other Sony-hacking related news, graf_chokolo (aka Alexander Egorenkov) confirmed Sony had once again managed to secure the Playstation 3 with its recent firmware update.   

"Fail0verflow made a mistake by saying that PS3 will never be secure again," graf_chokolo wrote on his blog. 



"And Sony proved them wrong. Sony knows a lot more about their system than any PS3 hacker."

Egorenkov also emphasized that he had "never stolen" data from Sony.

"All my work is based on the knowledge that I reversed on my own. I didn't steal it, so I own it and can share it with anyone I want to.

"And I chose to give it to the community for free... Just because I bought a PS3 from Sony doesn't mean they own me and are allowed to say what I can and cannot do with my own PS3.”