In case you’ve been wondering what hacker George Hotz, aka Geohot, has been up to,
social networking site Facebook has confirmed that the until recently beleaguered hacker is now on its payroll
. The official confirmation came after reports of him being hired by Facebook emerged over the weekend.
The 21-year-old, widely known for hacking iOS devices and the PS3, became a cause célèbre for many when he got sued by Japanese electronics giant Sony for hacking its seventh generation console. Geohot and Sony reached an out-of-court settlement in April, 2011.
Apparently, Hotz joined Facebook the very next month. Even though the news has now been confirmed by Geohot’s new, gregarious employer, the exact nature of his work is still unknown. Given his iOS expertise, he is widely thought to be beavering away on Facebook’s rumored iPad app.