Has The PlayStation 3 Been Hacked Again?

The last time somebody got past the PS3's copy-protection defences, it ended in lawsuits and a massive security breach that brought down the entire PlayStation Network. Here's hoping the next time somebody manages, things are a little more peaceful.

That next time may already be upon us, with videos and reports surfacing showing a USB "dongle" similar to that used by the infamous PS Jailbreak being plugged into a PS3 and seemingly allowing the user to access a disc-free version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012.

So, yeah, it looks to be exactly the same kind of device used last time, only this time it gets around the copy protection routines put in place by Sony after the last time.

Which is how these battles always go down! And always will!

PlayStation 3 hacked again? [DigitalFoundry]

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Comments

    Awesome.

    No wait. The other thing. the opposite of that.

    Terrible.

    This needs a flowchart.

    Has your ps3 been hacked: Y/N
    Y: END
    N: wait command then loops back to the start.

      While true, the article is referring to the console itself being hacked for piracy, not the Playstation Network itself.

      Except that the principle is true of any device in existence.

      And B) hacking for piracy is much different to hacking the PSN.

    Misleading article.

      not at all, doent say "Network" and states playstation 3 been hacked.
      Misreading article...

        The articles link "massive security breach " refers to and leads to the story on the network breach.

        Inadequately reading article...

        Either deliberate poor journalism or lack of basic understanding by the article author - sadly I'm unsure which. Surely Kotaku can do better.

    sony are going to end up removing the usb ports from new consoles if this kind of thing keeps happening :( seriously if you like good games then support developers and buy them.

      Highly unlikely they would remove the USB ports just because of this, if anything they'll just bunker down more on the OS and patch accordingly.

      I'll call fake until i see more evidence pop up, which if its true, wont be too much longer

    ":( seriously if you like good games then support developers and buy them."

    Seriously I would love to buy a new game for $60 instead of a $100 freaking dollars!!!!!

      Then import, what are you retarded? The console is region free, and don't act like AU Kotaku hasn't posted about sites to import from because they have many times... No one to blame but yourselves.

    What's the conection to Pro eveolution and piracy these days? some kind of in-joke?

    Ah entitled children, feeling the world owes them everything, not even realising gaming is a hobby and there is no need for them to play every game when it comes out..

    Has the playstation 3 been hacked again?
    No it only allows users with 3.55 firmware to play 3.60+ games.
    Old news is old, luke just posts these things when he finally finds them on the internet anyone in their right mind would take his omputer away from to prevent him from posting stupid articles.

    Fuck Sony!!
    The fact that they spent more effort on prosecting thoses who broke their DRM, while poorly protecting their customers confiential information (see: plaintext storing of credit card info) is disgracefull.

    To the people who say blame the hackers for Sony's stupidity: you people are the problem!

    Blindly forgiving a company for not protecting your data is retarded.

      Can't tell if trolling, or retarded...

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