Sony to track Geohot website users

Written by Joe Martin

March 7, 2011 // 10:45 a.m.

Tags: #geohot #jailbreak #playstation-3 #playstation-3-jailbreak #ps3 #ps3-jailbreak #sony #sony-to-track-geohot-website-users

Sony has been granted access to George 'Geohot' Hotz's website in order to obtain the IP addresses of those who have downloaded Geohot's PlayStation 3 jailbreak.

The subpoena was granted by Magistrate Joseph Spero as part of the lawsuit that Sony is current bringing against the hacker.

The order calls for Hotz's host, Bluehost, to disclose all 'documents reproducing all server logs, IP address logs, account information, account access records and application or registration forms'.

Sony has also been granted access to Google, YouTube and Twitter, according to Wired.

The Google access will be used to gather the logs for Hotz's blog, geohotps.3.blogspot.com. The YouTube access will be used to identify all who watched Hotz's 'Jailbroken PS3 3.55 with Homebrew' video, while the Twitter access will force full disclosure regarding Hotz's own account and all the identities that are associated with it.

Sony has already begun banning the PSN accounts of those it suspects of jailbreaking their PS3s, according to Eurogamer.

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