01 Feb

About two weeks ago we reported on Sony’s efforts to obtain a temporary restraining order against the alleged group of hackers “fail0verflow” that played a key role in George “Geohot” Hotz accessing the PS3’s critical systems. The court in California Sony approached earlier has now decided to both hear the case and grant the electronics company its order against all defending parties. Said order restricts the alleged hackers from further usage or distribution in any materials that can lead to other hacks, the court also demanding that Hotz turn over all used hacking equipment within ten business days. While the order will limit the direct involvement of the aforementioned defendants, many of the algorithms used in the system cracking have made their way onto the internet.