Sony Corners PS3 Hacker GeoHot, He Flees To South America

By Darryl Kaye on March 23, 2011, 5:12PM EDT

It seems as though Sony has finally got George Hotz, aka GeoHot, by the wilkins, as he's fled the country in an attempt to escape some very severe legal action.

After some digging, Sony Computer Entertainment America managed to establish that GeoHot actually created a legitimate PlayStation Network account, which meant he had agree to the console's terms of service.

The court document read: ""After Magistrate Judge Spero ordered an inspection of Hotz's devices and ordered Hotz to appear at a deposition in California, SCEA learned that Hotz had deliberately removed integral components of his impounded hard drives prior to delivering them to a third party neutral and that Hotz is now in South America, an excuse for why he will not immediately provide the components of his hard drives as requested by the neutral," the motion read."

Where the case goes from here is unknown, but it seems as though Sony finally has GeoHot where they want him. And with the PS3 now secure against hackers once more, it seems as though they've won this round.

Source: The Escapist

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