February 23rd, 2011, 18:10 PM
Supporters rally to help PS3 hacker
A hacker sued by Sony for jailbreaking its PlayStation 3 game claims that he's raised enough money to begin his defense efforts just two days after launching an online appeal for donations.
In a blog post on Monday, George Hotz, 21, thanked supporters and announced that the first round of donations to his cause has been closed.
"I have enough to cover my legal fees for the time being," Hotz wrote. "For now, the best thing you can do is spread the word" about his case.
In an interview with Computerworld on Tuesday, Hotz' attorney, Stewart Kellar confirmed that the fund-raising effort has been closed. "He closed it after he felt that he had received enough donations," Kellar said.
Full story: Computerworld