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April 13, 2011 // 4:31 am - 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.

Here is my HV bible:,, <- Coolstuff.rar [164mb]

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:

News Source: Mathieulh on Twitter

From IRC: Mathieulh: 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
  • Payloads

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#26 - DMagic1 - February 24, 2011 // 2:43 am
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This doesn't surprise me with Sony. Look at their track record with the music cd protection snafu they pulled back in the day. With them its "By Any Means" any if it violates rights.

#25 - inginear - February 24, 2011 // 2:28 am
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because the best way to fight fire is with fire or, using legal ways to fight illegal ways is like taking a knife to a gun fight.

i can use more analogies, but you should get the point from those two.

#24 - enohand - February 24, 2011 // 2:21 am
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there are always attacks, but they are illegal & you will get caught. I don't know why people here keep bringing up ILLEGAL ways to combat sony.

Here is a thought, contact a lawyer & explain to them what is happening to Geohot, then tell them that you are a dev & would like to seek legal coucil & or protection from anything like that happening to you.

Plain & simple, if you own a piece of HW, it is your right to do with it as you please. Some people tend to forget about all the cases that were fought & lost by Comcast & Verizon here in the states. Due to the "CAP" on bandwith being set on the router. If you rent a comcast or verizon router, & modify it, it is illegal.

BUT if you buy a compatible one with thier network & mod it, or you buy it premodded, then you are in the clear, thus one of the reasons both compaines are trying to figure out a way to "cap" people from the central hub & not on the devices in peoples homes

#23 - xUb3rn00dlEx - February 24, 2011 // 2:12 am
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Well this is getting seriously out of hand as everyone else agrees. Does anybody study German law here? And if so would they be able to explain what exactly is going on?

Seems really strange to hear that they raided graf, as from what I understand the German system is very hands-off kind of system.

As for the mob hits, any way we could perhaps do one of those wikileak mock attacks? Would be pretty cool, however short they would be down for. A penny lost is a penny lost

#22 - daveshooter - February 24, 2011 // 2:06 am
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Quote Originally Posted by ijuakos View Post
On another note, the first link is already down.

Still working

#21 - inginear - February 24, 2011 // 2:05 am
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thanks for all your hard work graf! i'm sorry you got raided and have to deal with a lot of political stuff now.

on another note, screw the mob hits. we should get the muslim brotherhood to do the kamikaze thing to all of sony's buildings, in every country where they are located. after all, the brotherhood are terrorists already. we just need a way to turn them against sony.

#20 - jarvis - February 24, 2011 // 1:29 am
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Everyone here should:

1) Buy an Xbox360 or go back to PC gaming
2) Never purchase another Sony product ever again (including their crappy music and movies)
3) Take your PS3 offline - install CFW. Load it up with backups from the 'net and as much software as you can.

I'm in support of the mob idea also. Must be nice to be able to buy off governments.

#19 - GLEEZBO - February 24, 2011 // 1:14 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Bishoff View Post
I think it's time for some mob hits on these soulless Sony Execs.

best idea i've heard by far..

#18 - ijuakos - February 24, 2011 // 1:04 am
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Sony probably thought if they struck fast enough, they could get the files before Graf had a chance to distribute them into the Internet. Guess they're wrong again! On another note, the first link is already down.

#17 - costocart - February 24, 2011 // 12:22 am
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i hope they don't send assassins next...