Facebook hires Sony PlayStation hacker Geohot

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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California, Jun 28: Is Facebook planning for cyber attacks? The world's largest social networking website, Facebook has hired the notorious Sony PlayStation hacker George Hotz, who is widely known as Geohot.

Various technology reported Facebook's hiring of George Hotz, who is popular for his hacking of the Sony PlayStation 3 console and Apple iPhone jailbreak. Later Facebook confirmed the news and said that George Hotz was working with them.

Bloggers added that Sony hired George Hotz to create an official Facebook app for the iPad. Earlier, we reported Facebook is planning to launch an exclusive iPad app. With Hotz in kit, Facebook can protect its products from future cyber attacks.

George Hotz rised to stardom with his Sony PlayStation 3 hack. In Jan, 2010, he announced that he had successfully hacked the PlayStation 3 OS by enabling himself read and write access to the machine's system memory and having hypervisor level access to the machine's processor.

Later, Sony sued Hotz that led to fierce legal battle between the technology giant and the4 hacker. But in Apr 2011, it was revealed that Sony and Hotz had settled the lawsuit out of court, on the condition that Hotz would never again resume any hacking work on Sony products.

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