Reports: Sony started banning PS3 hackers after warning
It didn't took long for Sony to act, after giving warning to all hackers and pirates that they will issue a permanent ban to all those who get caught running pirated software on the console, many reports on various hacking forum claims that process of banning has already begun.
According to the reports Playstation 3 ban seems to have occurred when owner forged a login certificate and rerouted the Playstation's DNS addresses. Banned owners were greeted with the following message:
"You cannot use the PlayStation Network with this account (8002a227)"
However the exact reason for banning users is still not clear, whether Sony is banning the PS3 owners for attempting to circumvent the security of the PSN or making use of pirated software on console. It reason perhaps be both.
Sony has been sending out the following letter to users warning them of service violation:
Notice: Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers for the PlayStation 3 system. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software.
Use of such devices or software violates the terms of your "System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System" and the "Terms of Services and User Agreement" for the PlayStation Network/Qriocity and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.
In addition, copying or playing pirated software is a violation of International Copyright Laws. A circumvention device and/or unauthorized or pirated software currently resides on your PlayStation 3 system. Immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from your PlayStation 3 system. Failure to do so will result in termination of your access to the PlayStation Network and access to Qriocity services through your PlayStation 3 system.
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