There has been quite a disturbance within the Sony family, when a group of hackers known as fail0verflow hacked the console and released security keys which allowed people to run unauthorized software on their consoles. George Hotz, one of the members in fail0verflow, in the midst of this legal battle, checked out to travel to South America.
“SCEA (Sony Computer Entertainment America) learned that Hotz had deliberately removed integral components of his impounded hard drives prior to delivering them to a third party neutral and that Hotz is now in South America, an excuse for why he will not immediately provide the components of his hard drives as requested by the neutral [third party]. Hotz’s attempts to dodge this Court’s authority raise very serious questions.”
In addition to all of that, the SCEA is now claiming that Hotz has previously made a PlayStation Network account, contrary to previous statements made by Hotz. They were able to track the console’s serial number to a GameStop store several miles from Hotz residence. SCEA is claiming that Hotz registered under the name “blickmanic” on March 10, 2010. Because he accepted the terms and conditions upon creating that account, he was in direct violation of the law and must be held accountable.