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Originally Posted by 0m3g4 View Post
really?
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
I doubt they were scared of Anon posting their employees personal info. It's not like Anon is a Mafia hitman club. A bunch of kids trolling on the internet don't accomplish much in real life.
Working as a Senior Oracle DBA I could see where the shareholders could have had a hand in this(Or the people making the decisions could have been influenced by them). If some of my client's databases go down for even minutes they could be losing millions of dollars. For them to bring down the store for any amount of time could of cost them a lot money. I know that if I click on a site and it takes longer then a few seconds I usually just say screw it and go somewhere else. Maybe they thought the bad press/image along with the money they were losing if they didn't stop just wouldn't be worth it any more. Or maybe they aren't as greedy as everyone though and just wanted to make a point lol. Who knows, but I don't know if it's a good thing that they gave in right around the same time Anon stopped, because they might think they played a part when they really didn't and you will probably be seeing this more in the future.
post #32 of 196
As long as these script kiddies don't mess with PSN anymore, I'm happy.
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I'm more surprised Sony didn't hire him.

One would think a company would want a guy like this on their side. Heck, any company or even government out there that kept track of this case should have hired Geo.
Geo made the wrong move. Had he reached Sony immediately after discovering the holes and breaking the PS3's security (I'm sure he was very excited once he did) they may have heard him out and hired him to patch it up. Instead, he immediately leaked his hack all over the internet. You honestly believe you would have hired him if you were Sony? That would only be supporting what he did, which is quite ridiculous.

No different from when Google/etc. offer a nice cash reward. They offer ~$10,000 to the first person that can discover a way to compromise their software's security, under the condition that they do not disclose the security hole in any way whatsoever to anyone other than the developer.
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post #34 of 196
Geohot did not win, there was no Trial in the first place, they just came to a settlement.
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likely settlement/injunction details

- Both parties pay own legal costs, or Sony pays both.
- Hotz is injuncted from further PS3 hacking, or distributing the hacking he's already done
- Sony drops everything
- Hotz may or may not get his equipment back
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Ummm... how? He has to refrain from any and all development on PS3. Wasn't his whole "intended purpose" to achieve freedom to develop anything he pleases?
To my understanding and this is hearsay; it was ANY and ALL Sony products...The use of etc...For life.

I don't understand how that's a win in any regards?
post #37 of 196
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IT B CUZ OF ANONS!!@
Correlation does not imply causation.


I was playing my PlayStation when the tsunami hit Japan. I must have caused it, because it happened while I was playing muh games.

As for Geo "winning". Way to twist things around. We don't know is happening, what has happened, and what will happen. Like Stealth and a few others said, there isn't a way to tell.
If it was a fight to have the right to crack the PS3, looks like he lost.
A fight to pay a ridiculous sum of money, looks like he won.
Breaking a deal doesn't have a winner or loser, it is a compromise.
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post #38 of 196
Sony's goal was never to win the lawsuit. If they won a multi-million dollar lawsuit, they would never actually see that money. They'd get paid the 5 thousand Geohot has in his bank account and then he'd file for bankruptcy. Or they would drag on the legal fight in court so long that it was no longer possible for Geohot to continue litigating. The end result is the same however, Geohot is forever banned from developing or modding on Sony's products. To Sony the only question was how much money they needed to spend to get to that point.
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As long as these script kiddies don't mess with PSN anymore, I'm happy.
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lol nice
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Lol, I think everyone knew that Sony would buckle... They were getting so screwed by the hacking community, it wasn't even funny (well, actually yea, it was).
     
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