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March 12, 2011 // 1:39 am - A few weeks back we reported that Sony was hiring IP investigators as part of forming a PS3 anti-piracy program, and today Dutch site PSX-Sense (linked above) reports that they may also be recruiting PlayStation 3 hackers as well.

According to rumor, Sarah McRae contacted Koushik Dutta regarding a Software Engineer position that is opening at SCEA.

To quote, roughly translated: Something we wouldn't expect from Sony; they are recruiting hackers for a job at SCEA. A hacker named Koush got an e-mail, which is 100% real, from Sarah McRae which works onsite at the Talent Acquisition department.

He had been asked for a job at the R&D Departmen at Sony, we're sure Koushik isn't the only hacker which has been contacted by Sony. As a proof Koush posted a screenshot of the e-mail.

Rumor: Sony Recruiting PS3 Hackers to Combat Console Piracy

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#16 - Tepoo - March 12, 2011 // 1:30 pm
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comapanys contact often hacker over email, because it's often the only way to contact them.

#15 - jeRrRKKKK - March 12, 2011 // 12:39 pm
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lol had they used this tone from the start maybe they have geohot working for them right now and everything else in the world will be unhackable from then onwards!

#14 - avojps24 - March 12, 2011 // 12:27 pm
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yup exactly, they cant do anything but block psn, even then, we still find ways to access it.

its the oldest trick in the book, throw bait and wait for the hook to pull, that's what sony is trying to do to these hackers. Its actually very amusing to read.

#13 - elser1 - March 12, 2011 // 12:16 pm
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respect for that reply mate...

#12 - pdkiller - March 12, 2011 // 11:59 am
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It is written so unprofessional that email. And in buisness email addresses there will never be a _ like susan_mcrae.

#11 - Mbb - March 12, 2011 // 11:55 am
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Who cares? The hackers can't do anything about piracy, the only thing they could do it block psn, but the scene groups stay active.

#10 - superste2201 - March 12, 2011 // 11:45 am
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He should of accepted. Bet they would of paid him double what he is getting now.

Screw geohot he wouldn't care about anyone else with his ego.

#9 - viewtonic - March 12, 2011 // 10:17 am
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1up to the Indian Hacking community if this is real.

#8 - xrayglasses - March 12, 2011 // 10:04 am
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They're going to hire someone with no signs of exceptional talent and sue people who have. Got logic?

I agree it's fake. Also as geohot pointed out, PS3 isn't even half their demographic and doesn't even put a dent in their bottom line.. they could also get better hackers than some kid with a blog that has no sign of programming or RCE skills.

#7 - jokr2k10 - March 12, 2011 // 9:51 am
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What do you mean no _ in an email address? my Yahoo email address is going on 13 years old with two of the _ in it, i've also had AOL addresses with the _ in them.

Hell, if i had the talent I would have accepted... gotten a big fat check from Sony as a sign-on bonus (or maybe a nice new car and some electronic gear) and then fooled around with some code, made the entire system exploitable, leak it out under another name using a fake email address and Proxy!