Sony Can Sift Through Alleged Hacker's PayPal Records

In it’s all-out legal quest to stomp an alleged hacker who released a PS3 jailbreak, Sony continues to seem to get whatever information it wants via legal channels. After being allowed to collect the IP addresses of anyone who visited the alleged hacker’s site, Sony has now been given the go-ahead from a federal magistrate to collect the man’s PayPal records.

Wired reports Sony has also been won subpoenas for his data from YouTube, Google and Twitter.

Sony says it needs the PayPal info to determine whether it can sue the alleged hacker in San Francisco, where it would prefer, or his home state of New Jersey. The company says it believes he received funding from Northern California.

Sony to Get PS3 Hacker’s PayPal Records [Wired]