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.”