Sony Stands Firm Against Hackers

Despite it being a hopeless case. After repeated requests for comment on the issue of the PS3’s root key being made public, Sony has finally responded:

“We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it. We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details.”

It would take quite a bit of ingenuity if they plan to stop it however, as the security measure in question stems from the very core of the hardware itself. As pyty from hacking team failoverflow put it:

“The complete console is compromised – there is no recovery from this.”

Perhaps what’s more interesting is that the failoverflow team only began their attack on the PS3 after Sony removed the ability to install Linux from the console in hopes of combating pirated games. Despite the hacking team’s own distaste for piracy, they’ve undoubtedly opened the canal to let the corsairs in.

Edge Magazine