Sony Already Banning Jailbroken PlayStation 3 Users from PSN

If you’re a PS3 owner, there’s a little chance you haven’t heard of the Sony-Geohot row that’s around for a while. For making PlayStation 3 exploits and jailbreak tools public, Sony filled a lawsuit against Geohot to which Geohot responded with this awesome video letting the world know about his hidden talent.


To take further actions against this issue, Sony released a statement which states:

Consumers using circumvention devices or running unauthorized or pirated software will have access to the PlayStation Network and access to Qriocity services through PlayStation 3 system terminated permanently.

Sony took a step ahead with a threat to ban anyone from PSN who is found using jailbroken devices. Surprisingly, it wasn’t just a threat and the actions are already being taken against those using circumvention devices.

Warning emails are being sent to all the users with hacked PS3 devices to immediately quit using the unauthorized circumvention devices.

Below is an excerpt from such an email sent by Sony to a user of hacked PS3:

A circumvention device and/or unauthorized or pirated software currently resides on your PlayStation(R)3 system.

Immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from your PlayStation(R)3 system. Failure to do so will result in termination of your access to PlayStation(R) Network and access to Qriocity(TM) services through your PlayStation(R)3 system.

(Thanks to Jonathan Laosy and Jose Sainz for the hat tip!)

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