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Geohot: War on hackers, lack of security experts caused PSN debacle

With all the recent hubbub concerning the PSN outage and security breach, the plight of legally beleaguered PS3 jailbreaker George "Geohot" Hotz may have slipped from your periphery. However, the notorious hacker recently posted in his personal blog about the incident, explaining he had nothing to do with the attacks on Sony's user info database. "I'm not crazy," Hotz said, "and would prefer to not have the FBI knocking on my door."

Hotz added that the gaming community might be misplacing some of its anger over the intrusion, saying, "Let's not fault the Sony engineers for this, the same way I do not fault the engineers who designed the BMG rootkit." He added, "The fault lies with the executives who declared a war on hackers, laughed at the idea of people penetrating the fortress that once was Sony, whined incessantly about piracy, and kept hiring more lawyers when they really needed to hire good security experts." A good point -- though, now, we think they're probably going to need all the lawyers they can get.

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