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Nearly $4 million in prize money between Pwnium and Pwn2Own drives more attention than ever to the two hacking contests, as Google crosses the $3 million security award mark.
Famous hacker George Hotz is rumored to have left Facebook and was recently seen at a Backplane hackathon.
Fresh from settling his litigation with Sony, famed hacker gives the remainder of his donation-based legal fund to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Sony Computer Entertainment America today announces settlement in case against George Hotz, who hacked Sony's PlayStation 3 to run non-Sony-approved software and, potentially, pirated games.
Sony says PS3 hacker George Hotz has fled the country, but Hotz says he's only on vacation.
Sony Computer Entertainment America has been given the go-ahead to access the PayPal account of George Hotz--also known as "Geohot"--to try to establish jurisdiction in a case.
The well-known hacker is working at the world's largest social network, though what he's doing for the company is not clear.
The infamous hacking organization Anonymous is reportedly turning its attention to Sony following the company's legal battle with alleged PS3 hacker Geohot.
Nicholas Allegra, who was hired last year after gaining fame at JailBreakMe, was let go after not responding to an e-mail offering to extend his employment.
George Hotz, a self-described hacker caught up in a legal battle with Sony over custom packages on the PlayStation 3, says he has received enough donations to cover his legal fees.