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George Hotz Says He Is Uninvolved With Sony Attack

PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz has denied any involvement in the latest Sony security breach that allowed hackers to steal data on millions of PSN customers.

In a blog post, the hacker, who also goes by the name GeoHot, claimed that he was not crazy enough to hack into someones server and steal user information.

“To anyone who thinks I was involved in any way with this, I'm not crazy, and would prefer to not have the FBI knocking on my door. Running homebrew and exploring security on your devices is cool, hacking into someone else's server and stealing databases of user info is not cool,” he wrote on his blog.

Hotz was involved in a legal tussle with Sony Computer Entertainment over the hacking on the PS3 console. Sony took him to court, accusing him off violating the DMCA act by distributing the tools and the software required for hacking into a PS3 console.

Sony was eventually forced to withdraw the lawsuit.

“You make the hacking community look bad, even if it is aimed at douches like Sony,” Hotz said, adding that Sony was arrogant to believe that its systems were secure from outside attacks.

Sony's PlayStation Network was taken down by hackers who are suspected to be retaliating against Sony over the lawsuit.