PS3 hacker expecting jail time

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 22, 2011 12:00pm PDT

It's odd to think that the removal of the "OtherOS" feature from the PS3 may have been the start of Sony's recent trouble with hackers. Alexander Egorenkov, aka 'Graf_Chokolo,' was one of the first to distribute a security workaround for the PS3. This led Sony to file a lawsuit against Egorenkov, a legal battle he apparently can no longer afford to fight.

"Hi guys, no money left anymore," he commented on his site. "Going to jail soon probably because I cannot pay court costs."

Egorenkov's fate is undecided, but his current situation is undeniably grim. Assuming the role of a martyr, it seems he believes jail time will only strengthen his cause. "I'm ready to stand up for everything I said and go to jail for that too. It's not important to win, more important is to show them that we are ready to fight, that they cannot scare me off easily." Given his conviction, he's unlikely to settle, much like George "Geohot" Hotz did earlier this year.

This has been a tumultuous year for Sony's legal team, and with one LulzSec suspect arrested, and another three accused of disrupting the PlayStation Network, their work is far from over.

(via CVG)

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