We were almost wondering where Geohot had got to. In case you’re having trouble placing him, he was basically last month’s PSN failure in terms of keeping Sony in the news. Now, it was already pretty obvious he wasn’t behind this PSN mess, because if he was, he probably would have made a rap video about it by now, but he felt the need to clear the air anyway.
“I’m not crazy and would prefer to not have the FBI knocking on my door,” according to Hotz. “Let’s not fault the Sony engineers for this, the same way I do not fault the engineers who designed the BMG rootkit.” Yes, people who were unable to curtail to a malicious attack are about on the same moral ground as people who coded malicious software they knew would end up on users’ machines. “The fault lies with the executives who declared a war on hackers, laughed at the idea of people penetrating the fortress that once was Sony, whined incessantly about piracy, and kept hiring more lawyers when they really needed to hire good security experts,” he went on to say. They’re probably going to need both right about now.