139w ago - Update: PS3 hacker Graf Chokolo's house has now been raided a second time according to court documents and a post on his blog which states, to quote: "SONY was at my home today again, with a new TRO against me. They took my whole equipment again and told me to stop my OtherOS project or else . , guys.
They definitely do not want OtherOS back on PS3. They want me to take down all my OtherOS and PS3 utils. Make sure to clone all my GIT repositories. I don't think you want me to stop, guys, do you ? Tell me what you think.
To give up would mean for me to betray my principles guys, so, the next question is what is more worth to me, my life or my principles. Keep my principles and destroy my life or to trample on my principles and save my life ? Most of you know only my work and don't really know my personality, the guy who stands behind graf_chokolo. I'm proud how my parents brought me up, they tought to me to fight for my principles and what is right. To be a man of principles is not an easy task."
Today German police raided Graf Chokolo's house, and as a result he released his PS3 Hypervisor Bible while other PS3 hackers including Mathieulh are now removing access to their PlayStation 3 hacking work and Twitter accounts on the Internet and going into hiding.
MCVUK has confirmed that a Sony representative was indeed present during the raid.
Below is a summary of today's events thus far from PSX-Scene:
It seems Sony is not happy with the long process of using American civil courts to fight off the PS3 hackers, and have decided to step up the war game to the next level, and have now got the German police on their side to raid early this morning graf_chokolo's home and take all his computers!
The following is some of the quotes taken from his blog:
Originally Posted by graf_chokolo - February 23, 2011 at 11:52 am
Guys, SONY was today at my home with police and got all my stuff and accounts. So be careful from now on.
Originally Posted by graf_chokolo - February 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm
Guys, i don't joke, it's serious. And to prove it, i kept my word and uploaded all my HV reversing stuff. Upload it everywhere so SONY couldn't remove it easily. Grab it guys, it contains lots of knowledge about HV and HV procs.
Originally Posted by graf_chokolo - February 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm
IDA database is the documentation, it contains all my knowledge, Linux booting is also there. It contains all the code i used to patch HV 3.41 and boot Linux. So, PS3 devs, grab it and continue my work. It contains just everything i know about HV, storage devices and so on.
Originally Posted by mecenefeaa - February 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm
this is not a scam i emailed graf and he confirmed the posts, and said not to email him anymore, it just seems like a scam due to the way things are playing out, but i swear its 100% not a scam as far as i know
Originally Posted by mecenefeaa - February 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm
I can say with 99.9999999% percent positivity that its legit, thanks graf (:
Originally Posted by mecenefeaa - February 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm
yea only admins like me and graf and dukio can (: and i extracted only like a fourth of the 165 megabyte rar and its lvl1, lvl2, and hv dumping and reversing for 3.15, 3.41 and 3.55 are there, theres more that ill look at later today when i get home, thanks graf (:
Originally Posted by mecenefeaa - February 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm
me too EVERYONE DOWNLOAD so even if Sony removes the files they will still be everywere and so we can reupload! spread it like the keys!!
On the eve of more possible "european raids" now that Sony's war machine is on the move, this just in:
Originally Posted by mathieulh
The ps3wiki is going down (I don't want to be arbitrarily raided by sony) This twitter is also not going to be active anymore.
Sadly, another wealth of PS3 information has disappeared from the 'net, here is what one of the PS3 wiki developers had to say in regard to this matter:
Originally Posted by kdsbest
thinking about selling my ps3 and buying an xbox.. i am an xna developer anyway so this thing helps me more. Sony ripped!
Original Now History Site: http://ps3wiki.lan.st
News Source: Mathieulh on Twitter
From IRC: Mathieulh: http://www.ps3devwiki.com is likely going to replace the ps3wiki
Finally, from Dukio (linked above): I don't know how to say this but graf_chokolo, the man who contributed a lot to the scene has recently been caught off by Sony and the Police. They went to his house to grab all his accounts and stuff, yeah could be anything related to his findings on the PS3 security.
He keep his promised though by releasing all his knowledge on the HV reversing. The uploaded files contains his database which is a series of tools for the PS3′s Hypervisor and Hypervisor processes. It will help other devs to reverse engineer the hypervisor of PS3 further. You can find the following (Based on the folders in the archive):
Dump LV2 Reversing
HV Dump of 3.15 Reversing
HV Dump of 3.41 Reversing
HV Dump of 3.55 Reversing
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Graf should just retire from this. His work is out there for all to see, and there are many more talented hands to continue on in places where they can't be harassed. He's already a legend and Sony has lost the idiotic fight to keep linux away. The dirty work is done. He can lose everything and gain nothing but trivial satisfaction by continuing. We respect him for all he's accomplished but at the end of the day, is it really worth the unjust consequences just to freely run linux on a stupid gaming console?
I don't think so.
I don't see any precedent being set by his case other than a horrible one. If Sony can freely waltz into his living room and take his shit, what could possibly happen in his favour or in favour of fair use and product ownership? Let's see how the pending OtherOS lawsuit turns out and in the mean time keep on steering everybody possible away from Sony products.