Lifetime PSN bans await new PS3 hackers

Hackers have managed to develop a new custom firmware for the PS3 – but Sony have today moved quickly to lay out the punishments for such activity, by wielding the ban hammer.

The platform holder released a statement discouraging any gamers from installing this illegal firmware, saying that lifetime bans on the PSN will be issued. Thankfully, incidents of piracy have been few and far between on the PS3; but Sony are all too aware of the implications of hackers developing these exploits, after constantly battling with the situation on PSP.

Here is the full statement from Sony:

“Unauthorized software for the PlayStation 3 system was recently released by hackers.

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.”

[Source: US.PlayStation.com]

 

Written by Raj Mahil

Raj Mahil

Journalism & Marketing student in London. Huge gaming fan and collector, with a slight fanboy bias towards PS. Life revolves around football/soccer (The Arsenal), but also love most other sport, especially the NBA and NHL.

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  • etur0

    that is good hackers and anyone who uses the hacks needs to be stop they ruined the psp and they are the reason why we have all that security crap on pc

  • http://twitter.com/JoeJoe_Mc Joe Mc

    that is good, but its not gonna stop them.. making an account is easy and free.. IMO people who hack like this deserve to go to prison and/or get fined big money.

  • http://twitter.com/banj0515o Brian

    Serves them right shut them down.