Having just finished a bitter lawsuit with Sony over cracking their Playstation 3 console firmware, George 'Geohot' Hotz has distanced himself from the recent Playstation Network outage - which Sony has admitted was caused by an outside party - claiming to have no involvement and even criticizing those responsible for "making the hacking community look bad".
Speaking on his blog, Hotz wrote "to anyone who thinks I was involved in any way with this, I'm not crazy, and would prefer to not have the FBI knocking on my door". Hotz is no fan of Sony, and his lawsuit with the Japanese company ended up forming an indirect support community, hacker cabal Anonymous, who, too, have claimed no responsibility for the PSN outage.
And yet, despite his standing with Sony, Hotz in no way endorses the PSN hackers, who have now stolen data from over 77 million accounts. Hotz explains "running homebrew and exploring security on your devices is cool, hacking into someone else's server and stealing databases of user info is not cool," before concluding with "you make the hacking community look bad, even if it is aimed at douches like Sony".
It's an interesting turn-of-events to see even Hotz himself criticize the as-yet-unnamed PSN hackers. Whether he's actually behind his words or - understandably - frightened of inciting Sony's wrath once again is unclear, but I think all of us affected - myself and other PS3 owners at Dealspwn included - can say we're not too happy with the hackers, either.
The situation is developing every day, and you can count on us here at Dealspwn to keep you updated.