Sony threaten PS3 hackers with loss of PSN privileges
It’s taken Sony a while to respond to the hacking of the PS3 but they’ve finally gotten around to it – and surprise surprise, they’re none too chuffed about it all. In fact, they’re threatening to permanently cut off PlayStation Network access to pirates – which we imagine could be as bad as losing a limb.
Sony have posted on official blogs with the warning and have even directly emailed some offending hackers, with the phrase “A circumvention device and/or unauthorized or pirated software currently resides on your PlayStation 3 system” – scary stuff.
But any bans won’t occur straight away and it seems that Sony are offering a period of grace for jailbreakers to see the error of their ways and behave themselves. Sony say: “To avoid [being banned], consumers must immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorised or pirated software from their PlayStation 3 systems.”
This follows in the footsteps of similar action for Nintendo and Microsoft, with the latter storming into the homes of hackers and dousing their belongings in petrol before setting their homes alight. Of course they didn’t.
So, are YOU a PS3 jailbreaker? Will the threats from Sony cause you to mend your ways or will you continue to give them the big finger? Tell us, you joyless knuckle-draggers.