111w 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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The public will always be on Sony's side buddy, because pardon me but most of the masses are half-witted trolls, AT best. I've tried finding this news of Sony seizures and raids on news sites in the US and have found absolutely nothing, and doubt I will ever find anything, because it simply isn't something SONY would want being published all over the place, bad PR.
As to the fears over the IP investigators, screw them. I live in the US where there is still 'some' sort of protection by the ISP from releasing this kind of information, and if not, thepiratebay has a subscription to iPred, which anonymizes your IP (if i'm not mistaken.)
This as a poster above said is all scare tactics, because they will target the youth (under 21) the most with these methods, in order to scare the population into submission. If they're this ruthless to minors, why would anyone bother defying them right?
Well, as another poster said previously, graf has big salty balls, and I second that, and also ask that we don't show fear and take not one step back (or else you commies!) against this fight with SONY.
And yes, we could do this the legal way and battle it out with them, but they are taking this fight into a gray area and are using illegal methods themselves (read the ToS) so we will fight fire with fire as one poster said. They might bring the gun to a knife fight, but we have the darkside
No not really bud, he has also uploaded them in several other countries.
I remember reading a snippet a month or so back included below and because of our friend in Germany, I was wondering what our friends in the Netherlands are up too, because if I was asked where in my opinion was one of the best places for underground labs, I would have to say the Netherlands 1st then Germany, and two or three others. So old friends, its all very quiet over there.? Whats! Up!?
Not that anyone would be interested, but if I was asked what side of the fence I'd sit on, It would be Geo's and Gref's side every time. because both, did/do hacking for the right reason, as it is plain to see when you talk to him Gref or read his posts, thats he's excited on what he teaches us, and the learning he is getting himself as well.
I can only imagine the idea's and project he must of had spinning in his head, and the same went for Geo, just sharing it all for the fun of learning, and maybe getting a little over excited and I fully understand letting it all spill out to soon, who knows I don't, but I know this real hackers do it for the right reasons, without stealing or disrupting others its the pirates thats pissed off Sony more.
"The Dutch police have arrested a 16 year old boy in relation to hacker attacks on the internet sites of Mastercard, Visa and Paypal according to CNN. The attacks have targeted the credit card companies for solidarity against the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, who was arrested in London. According to the Dutch press, the boy is under questioning by agents of the computer crimes department of the Dutch police. The authorities have also seized some computers. (AGI)"
Kids like that and pirates are making matters worse now, because the public will soon be on Sony's side regardless of what Sony's up too. Geo and Gref needs the public vote as well, not just Microsoft's money on Geo's side. allegedly.