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PS3 hacker expects jail term

Ben Parfitt
PS3 hacker expects jail term

Sony's war on PS3 hacking looks close to be claiming its first scalp following the admission from Alexander Egorenkov that he expects to face a jail term.

Eurogamer reports that the German hacker, known as 'Graf Chokolo' online, is being sued by Sony for €1m fooolwing his involvement in efforts to restore Linux compatibility to PS3.

"No money left any more," he said. "Going to jail soon probably because I cannot pay court costs. But I'm ready to stand up for everything I said and go to jail for that, too.

"It's not important to win, more important is to show them that we are ready to fight, that they cannot scare me off that easily. Yeah, I'm ready to go to jail for my beliefs and my principles.

"Most of people probably think that all computer and kernel hackers are weak kids, hiding in a cellar, eating pizza whole day, writing software and looking for attention.

"Maybe, but that's NOT me. And I will get out eventually and continue my work. My work means very much to me."

Famed hacker George Hotz was at one stage also being sued, though he eventually settled out of court.

Yesterday an unnamed hacker suspected of involvement in the PSN breach was arrested by the MET.

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