Here’s a life lesson folks; Being a bit of a dick , hacking iPhones, obliterating PlayStation security and becoming embroiled in a bitter court case could land you a job at one of the largest, most prolific companies on the planet. It’s done the trick for notorious hacker George Hotz – otherwise known as GeoHot – who’s been confirmed to now be under the employ of the internet giants responsible for countless hours of lost office productivity – Facebook.
According to those with access to his private Facebook account, he’s been a Facebook employee since May, and has been turning down hacking opportunities because he "doesn’t want that much attention." The same insiders say that according to Hotz â€œFacebook is really an amazing place to workâ€¦â€As I’ve said before, GeoHot is an incredibly talented hacker and that’s worthy of a little respect; but the way he released the PS3 root keys for the glory and attention and that debacle’s subsequent result in PSN hacks and downtime means I have little love for the guy. It’s probably a good thing that he’ll now be using his technical prowess for goodâ€¦well as good as Facebook could possibly be, if you believe the anti-trust and privacy allegations.
This probably (and thankfully) put an end to his promising hip-hop career though.
Source : TechUnwrapped
Last Updated: June 27, 2011