A US hacker who gained notoriety for unlocking Apple’s iPhone as a teenager is now bragging that he hacked Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3).
George Hotz, the hacker, sad that his hack could allow people to run pirated games or homemade software. It took him 5 weeks to hack Playstation 3.
He said he was still refining the technique but intended to post full details online soon.
The PS3 is the only games console that has not been hacked, despite being on the market for three years.
Mr Hotz said that he had begun the hack last summer when he had spent three weeks analysing the hardware.
After a long break, he spent a further two weeks cracking the console, which he described as a “very secure system”.
Recent versions of the PS3 do not have the ability to play PS2 games after Sony controversially removed a piece of hardware.
He admitted that it could also allow people to run pirated games.