The battle between Sony and hacker George Hotz, AKA Geohot, is still in full swing with the technology giant accusing him of fleeing the US in a bid to escape the legal charges they are trying to bring against him for hacking their PS3 firmware to allow people to download or use copied games and homebrew software.
Sony filed complaints at the San Francisco courthouse where they are trying to sue Mr. Hotz, not only did they raise concerns over his whereabouts but also suggested equipment which he had supplied had been tampered with to remove incriminating evidence.
The statement included; “SCEA learned that Hotz had deliberately removed integral components of his impounded hard drives prior to delivering them to a third party neutral and that Hotz is now in South America, an excuse for why he will not immediately provide the components of his hard drives as requested by the neutral.”
Hotz responded to complaints over his cross-border movements via his blog, “Factually, it’s true I’m in South America, on a vacation I’ve had planned and paid for since November. I mean, it is Spring break; hacking isn’t my life.” He found it important to point out to his supporters (especially financial ones), “Rest assured that not a dime of legal defense money would ever go toward something like this.”