Apple banning Hackers?

You might remember a user called “Sherif Hashim” from a news article a few days ago? He was the guy who found the baseband exploit for 3.1.3, and the person who’s probably saved many of you from having a carrier locked iPhone after you “accidentally” upgraded last week! Anyway, now when he tries to buy apps legitimately from the App Store, he is confronted with this message:

Could this be Apple punishing him for hacking? Or a failsafe built into the firmware which locks your iTunes account if it detects some weird activity going on? Whatever it is, it’s a bold move from Apple, and it could be part of the greater plan to eradicate jailbreaking all together?

Post a response / What do you think?