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Facebook has reportedly hired George Hotz, the hacker best known for defeating the security measures of iPhones and PS3 consoles.

Hotz, 21, was the first to develop software that unlocked the iPhone before jailbreaking the PlayStation 3 console. Sony infamously sued Hotz over the hack, a decision that provoked the wrath of both mainstream gamers and anarcho-syndicalist prankster hackers LulzSec, among others.

According to TechUnwrapped, Hotz has accepted a job working for Facebook, possibly on a secretive iPad app. Chronic-Dev Team member Joshua Hill reportedly found out about Hotz's unexpected career move after the hacker backed out of an upcoming iPad 2 hacking challenge because of his status as an employee of the social network. ®

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