Sony Engineers Met With PS3 Hacker “Geohot” to Learn his “Methodology”

May 1, 2012Written by Alex Osborn

George Hotz (aka “Geohot”) first made a name for himself in the PS scene when he not only managed to hack a PlayStation 3, but then proceeded to publish a guide that shared with others how to do it as well. In an effort to improve their security measures, Sony had several of their engineers meet with the computer mastermind to better understand his methods.

In a story by The New Yorker on the hacker, details were given on the meeting between Sony and Hotz. The two got together after settling things in court, and “Geohot” spoke surprisingly very well of the Sony engineers, noting that they were very “respectful.” Though he did go on to add that “if there were going to be lawyers there, I was going to be the biggest asshole ever.”

Sony also issued a statement regarding the matter, saying (in a very politically correct manner) that “we are always interested in exploring all avenues to better safeguard our systems and protect consumers.” Hey, if this means the PlayStation Network will be less likely to see another major outage, I’m all for it.