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Sony widens Geohot PS3 lawsuit

YouTube, Twitter, PayPal dragged in.

Sony is planning to launch legal action against more alleged hackers regarding last month's much publicised PlayStation 3 security breach, according to new court documents.

The filings, dug up by PSX-Scene and reported by VG247, reveal that Sony is preparing to subpoena a number of sites, including Twitter, PayPal, YouTube, SlashDot, Github and PSX-Scene itself. It wants them to offer up the identities of users it alleges are involved in the hacking team behind the breach.

Aliases listed in the papers include Cantero, Peter, Bushing, Segher, hermesEOL, Waninkoko, KaKaRoTo, Hermes, Kmeaw and Graf_Chokolo, among others.

The listed sites will be asked to divulge each user's contact details, personal information, IP addresses and any message board posts.

Sony commenced legal action against George 'Geohot' Hotz and his team last month, claiming their PlayStation 3 hack infringed on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFFA), directly enabling piracy on the platform.

It recently won a restraining order against the defendant, demanding he refrain from distributing the hack or any links to it.

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