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Old 8 Feb 2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default Sony Intends To Sue More In PS3 JailBreaking Lawsuit

Sony is going after more PS3 hackers, and has requested their details and files from source code hosting website, Github. Waninkoko, KaKaRoTo, Hermes, Kmeaw and Graf_Chokolo have all been named in documents sent by Sony to Github requesting all sorts of documents related to these users.

Sony has already filed lawsuits against fail0verflow, the group that released information on the PS3 security flaw, and geohot, the hacker who released a custom firmware based on fail0verflow's methods.

Graf_Chokolo, one of the coders named in the latest set of legal documents, was responsible last week for bringing Linux back to the PS3. Sony originally allowed and promoted the use of custom versions of Linux to be run on the PS3 via the OtherOS function, but removed this feature from the "Slim" version of the console, and then from all consoles following a firmware update. This angered the Linux and hacking communities, which then went about to take down the PS3's security features so Linux can be installed (the side effect, of course, is that it opens up the console to all types of hacking, cheating and of course, piracy).

Critics have attacked Sony's lawsuit against security hackers as "dangerous", as it would harm security research that allows security flaws to be found before others exploit weaknesses for malicious use.

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