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Hacker GeoHot working for Facebook as software engineer

Social networking site employs hacker who cracked iPhone and PlayStation 3 security codes

By CBR Staff Writer

George Hotz, the young American hacker who is infamous for his role in Sony PlayStation Network(PSN) hacks in April this year, is working for Facebook, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

The report said that George Hotz, 21, has been working for the social networking site as a software engineer since 9 May.

Sony had won a restraining order two months ago from the court against Hotz who is better known as a GeoHot in the hacking circles. A California court had warned Hotz against leaking secret codes and had asked him to hand over his computer equipment to Sony.

In April this year, Sony experienced the biggest hack attack in online history, which is believed to have compromised personal information of over one million people across the world. The company took nearly a month to restore its service.

In 2008, Hotz had found his way through the security gates of the iPhone and posted details of how to do unlock the phone on a blog.

George Hotz has maintained that he was not responsible for the PSN hack.

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