The whole sordid affair is related to Sony suing the 21 year old hacker after he successfully hacked the PlayStation 3 and made the tools available online. Obviously Sony were none-too-pleased by the Robin Hood act and took steps to put an end to it. The hard drive request is the next step in proceedings.
Geohotâ€™s attorney, Stewart Kellar did try to block to move, but got short shrift from Illston.
â€œHere, I find probable cause that your client has got these things on his computer,â€ she said. â€œItâ€™s a problem when more than one thing is kept on the computer. Iâ€™ll make sure the order is and will be that Sony is only entitled to isolate â€¦ the information on the computer that relates to the hacking of the PlayStation.â€
Of course nobody knows what information, code or otherwise Sony will be looking for or indeed what they will find when they are let loose with the drive in question, but I think itâ€™s probably fair to say they arenâ€™t looking for cooking recipes. Either way, this could end up being a pivotal moment for the PS3 hacking scene.Tags: geohot Sony