Facebook has reportedly hired George Hotz who is most famous for hacking the PlayStation Player and iPhone.
George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, landed a job with Facebook soon after the lawsuit filed against him by Sony for hacking its gaming console ended, reports Geeky Gadgets (opens in new tab).
The story came out after a post on Hotz' Facebook profile indicated that he had started working there. The post read, "Facebook is really an amazing place to work…first hackathon over.” According to his profile Hotz started working at Facebook on May 9.
Hotz also turned down a challenge by Chronic Dev Team to hack the iPad 2 to focus on his job at Facebook.
Tech Unwrapped (opens in new tab) has also uploaded a video of Joshua Hill, a member of Dev team saying that Hotz declined to take up the challenge in order to work with the social networking company.
Hotz came to international attention when Sony sued him for jailbreaking one of their devices and the PlayStation Network was subsequently hacked by other angry hackers. The attack cost Sony hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and may have been part of the impetus behind the formation of LulzSec.
Hotz has condemned the attacks, drawing a clear line between jailbreaking a device that you own and breaking into someone else's network.