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Sony Promises Permanent PSN Ban For New PS3 Hack

by on November 14, 2012
 

A custom firmware PS3 that was discovered recently – and touted by Kotaku as one Sony can’t stop – has pushed the company to drastic measures. The company says they’re going to ban anyone using the exploit from the … permanently.

The hack in question removes the LVO decryption keys for the PS3 by using a PC, thus making any future firmware updates easily decrypted and circumnavigated. In other words, now a PC can imitate a 3, download pirated material, then push it to a “modded” console. With this announcement, it appears ‘s taking off the kid gloves and announcing their new permanent ban policy. Sufficed to say, they’re done taking a PS3 hack of any kind lightly.

Full announcement below:

Dear valued PlayStation®3 customers,

Unauthorized software for the PlayStation®3 system was recently released by . Use of such software violates the terms of the “System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation®3 System” and the “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation®Network/Sony Entertainment Network and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.

Violation of the System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation®3 system invalidates the consumer’s right to access that system. Consumers running unauthorized or pirated software may have their access to the PlayStation®Network and access to Sony Entertainment Network services through PlayStation®3 system terminated permanently.

To avoid permanent termination, consumers must immediately cease using and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from their PlayStation®3 systems.

In order to help provide a safe, fair, online environment, consumers who we believe violate “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation®Network/Sony Entertainment Network or the applicable laws or regulations of their country or region risk having access to the PlayStation®Network and access to Sony Entertainment Network services terminated permanently.