A new interview with George Hotz, better known by his hacker tag Geohot, has revealed he was invited to meet Sony engineers months after his PlayStation 3 jailbreak.
A profile by The New Yorker reveals Sony received Hotz last may at its US headquarters.
"If there were going to be lawyers there I was going to be the biggest asshole ever," said Hotz, but what he actually found was a group of "respectful" engineers who were interested in his programming talents and how he used them to bypass the console's security.
"We are always interested in exploring all avenues to better safeguard our systems and protect consumers," explained Jim Kennedy, the senior vice-president of strategic communications for Sony Corporation of America.
"I don't hack because of some ideology," he said in the profile. "I hack because I'm bored."