George GeoHot Hotz, the Play Station 3 and iPhone hacker, thought to be working for Facebook. Photo: themoneytimes.com

George “GeoHot” Hotz, the hacker known as the author of jailbreak of Sony PlayStation 3 before posting an online tutorial as well as other software changes for iPhone 3 or iPad gadgets, was hired by Facebook, PC Magazine informs.

It is not clear yet what project Hotz was hired for, but it is rumored that he will participate in creating a Facebook application for iPhone.

The news that Hotz will collaborate with Facebook came up when he withdrew from a challenge supposed to involve the “breaking” of an iPhone 2.

GeoHot – one of the best-known hackers in the world today,- confirmed that he is an employee of Facebook on his own social network account where he marked the job section as “software engineer for Facebook.” His first day as an employee of Facebook was May 9, 2011.

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