Sony's hacker headache will have cost it $171.1 million, and while it isn't entirely clear what provoked the numerous cyberattacks against the company, one popular theory is its legal action against PlayStation 3 jailbreaker George Hotz. Now, it appears as if Hotz has left behind the underground hacking scene in favor of a new position at social-media kingpin Facebook.
First reported by Techunwrapped, Hotz's employment at Facebook was revealed by a member of the Chronic-Dev Team, who reportedly said that Hotz had declined a challenge to hack the iPad 2. Apparently, after Hotz settled his legal tiff with Sony, he had a strong desire to stay out of the hacking-scene limelight.
Techmeme later reported that Hotz began work at the social networking company in May, having announced the job through his private Facebook page on June 17. The one-time hacker is reportedly part of the team that's building a Facebook App for the iPad.
Hotz first shot to notoriety in 2008, when he released a method for unlocking Apple's iOS devices, allowing iPhone and iPod Touch users to run homebrew applications and use a carrier other than AT&T. As a response to Sony's decision to remove the Other OS option from the PS3, Hotz released a similar hack for the game console in January.