PS3 hacker expects jailtime due to low funds

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 11:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen

A German PS3 hacker who is currently being sued by Sony for promoting piracy with PS3 has said he expects to go to jail.

Alexander “Graf Chokolo” Egorenkov, who is being sued for €1 million due to his attempts to restore Linux on PS3 after its official removal by Sony, said that he had run out of money to pay for the lawsuit.

“No money left any more,” he said on his website in a comment.

However, he admitted he was willing to go behind bars for his “beliefs.”

“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.”

Egorenkov further said that once he got out – if he were to go to jail in the first place – he would continue his work.

“…I will get out eventually and continue my work. My work means very much to me.”

This is only the latest of a long story of hacking throughout the industry that began back in January, with George “Geohot” Hotz exposing the PS3 root key, leaving it wide open for piracy. It all led to a boiling point with the PSN outage in April due to an external intrusion.

Yesterday, a joint op between Scotland Yard and FBI seen a LulzSec and former Anonymous hacker arrested.

Via EG.