Sony begins issuing console bans to counter PSJailbreak users

GamerZines writes:

Whilst Sony is pursuing its legal battle against Zoomba LDC in preventing the distribution of the recently released PS3 Jailbreak modchip, today brings news that the electronics giant has also begun to clamp down on the quantity of users already utilising its capabilities.


A little investigation has revealed that the image provided by has been previously used on the Official US PlayStation Community forums, and already deemed to be a fake. However, Sony has said that it can identify those using PSJailbreak, and may seek to perform console bans in the future. You have been warned!

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darkcharizard2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

The hackers have opened Hell's Gates, unleashing the Dogs of War.

Resistance is futile...

and the Holocaust is inevitable.

RememberThe3572994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

I wouldn't expect Sony to just let the demons run ramped--to reuse your metaphor. They will have to do something to please their publishing partners as well as preserve their profits.

Eamon2994d ago

Seriously, you have to be more than retarded if you used Backup Manager online.

Trey_4_life2994d ago

Good, anyone that tries to pirate copyrighted materials should be banned from using the hardware that the material belongs to.

AndrewRyan2994d ago

Only idiots who go online with their backup managers get banned. Smart people play their games off the PSN network get games for free, for life, without worrying about a console ban.
Instead of issuing useless bans, sony should do something about the ACTUAL JAILBREAK.

evrfighter2994d ago

can't wait to get my jailbreak clone.

morganfell2994d ago

Sony is doing something about the actual jailbreak. But it is a multipronged effort. First they have begun their filings of legal actions designed to not only prevent sales but also to literally and justifiably crush the life of anyone attempting to engage in such activity.

Second they are clamping down on the use online. The longevity for most titles exists in the multiplayer. It's laughable that people think this exploit has any value when the vast majority of good titles have a great multiplayer component. It is only these waste of space lumps of flesh that act as if jailbreak has any current value whatsoever.

"Oh look, I have Modern Warfare 2 backed up!"

Great, enjoy your single player.

And to think these same idiots that are the proponents of Jailbreak have the sheer ignorance, stupidity, and hypocrisy to complain when word leaks of Sony looking to charge buyers of used titles for online play. Hey hack supporters, dirtbags such as yourself are part of the cause.

The third prong in this effort is undoubtedly the firmware update that will take time to insure that it is

1 - Effective

2 - Exploit free

3 - Free from creating other issues of which non PS3 owners usually complain whenever there is a new firmware update.

The 4th part of the effort will be new titles that force on disc firmware updates in order to even boot the title.

This entire effort will take time but Sony will close the loop leaving a handful of people nothing more than a barely capable exploit that only works if your never update your PS3 and never attempt to play a new game.

Eamon2994d ago

Actually, disregard this article

ps3-hacks claim the source's info is nonsense

raztad2994d ago

thanks for the link Eamon but this is what caught my attention:

"Update: Actually, scratch most of this… The cited source is full of nonsense. The bans haven’t started yet. I’d still consider another PS3 though, because you know Sony is going to make a move sooner or later."

[email protected] To buy another PS3.

Is it really worthy? I mean many single player only games are kinda old already and you can get them for the cheap. New games are tightly integrated with PSN. I mean LBP2, MoH, KZ3, CoD:BO, GT5, AC:Brotherhood, Crysis 2. There are just a bunch of offline only games worth to mention, like Vanquish and Lord of Shadow.

Well good luck at playing offline only.

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tinybigman2994d ago

since i had to intentions of modding my ps3 for any reason.

Narutone662994d ago

It's not worth it to mod your PS3. KZ3, GT5, LBP2 and other great games coming out, make use of the online integration intensively. Modding your PS3 is not worth it.

SilentNegotiator2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah...HEY HEY HEY HEY GOOOOODBYE (pirates...from PSN).

ScarT2994d ago

"Error Code: 8002a227 - 30 day ban from Sony Playstation Security Department. The last 3digits state the offence in question (227). So you have been banned for Extreme/Racial/Derogatory Language whilst using the PSN.

Error Code: 8002a231 - Suspended PSN account."

Narutone662994d ago

anyone for use of Extreme/Racial/Derogatory Language for 30 days. Imagine what will happened to those using the PS3 Jailbreak.

FuturePerfect2994d ago

I got a 'Get out of Jail' card from my Monopoly set, will i be o.k then? LOL

EvilBlackCat2994d ago

I bet that Sony is behind the PSJailbreak and now they are banning to sell more console.

See fanboys goes both ways.

Narutone662994d ago

you won't have any reasons anymore to brag when PS3 overtakes the 360 in sale.

knightdarkbox2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

Nothing is hackerproof.They released some sort of quantum networking... thing, a while back, that they said was unhackable. Hacked within a month.

If you have to code something, the code can be reversed for hackers...


this picture is fake.. BAM!

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8-bit2994d ago

Unlike the Halo Reach leak, Sony doesn't want GT5 to be effected by piracy.

raztad2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

Console banning sucks big time. Some people say "who cares I can play offline", "I dont use PSN anyways" but I guess you cant even download updates/content for your game. For GT5 probably Sony will issue a firmware update that changes the debug mode somehow rendering this "hack" useless.

EDIT: LOL you right. My poor wording is to fault. Replace "Console banning" by "To have your console banned"

MmaFanQc2994d ago not like if sony gonna ban random consoles.

theres no worry to have if you dont steal games.

Crass2994d ago

I am not sure with the ps3, but a banned xbox 360 can easily be updated with just a usb drive, full system updates and game updates too. Most pirate sites that offer iso files also carry all the updates as well.

Eamon2994d ago

Why specifically for GT5's release?

If they knew how to block the jailbreak they would have done it by now.

raztad2994d ago

I'm obviously especulating about GT5 but being it the biggest exclusive game on PS3, I'm quite confident Sony wont let piracy to harm GT5 sales, unless they actually can do nothing about it.

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mushroomwig2994d ago

Good, this should send a clear message to all those people who are thinking of using the system.

TrevorPhillips2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

This is what you get for modding your PS3.

Modding your PS3 = Banhammer

And yes it is great news.

Omega42994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

Who would go online before a custom firmware is released, lol.

Silly pirates.

As soon as you guys stop commenting in Kinect articles :)

Guess I won't be crying then.

You obviously do care or you wouldn't comment on it lol.

@kartik21 2
And that obviously doesn't make you a troll.....oh wait.

8-bit2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

This news has absolutely nothing to do with you or your box troll.

When Kinect fails.. I hope you cry

Karooo2994d ago

you dont even have one.

N4XBOXG2994d ago

Silly pirates modding is for Xbox 360's

Whackedorange2993d ago

Seems like the hackers have found a new toy to hack on. PS3. I thought that box was unhackable but this prove that nothing is.

Karooo2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )


I comment for shits and giggles, i have both consoles, you are one heck of a delusional person.

Already preordered move :) cant wait to play time crisis and ruse.

I have both consoles I can say anything, not a troll. You dont have a ps3 = you are troll

mrcash2994d ago

a troll is a troll no matter what consoles you own.

TrevorPhillips2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

Dude, just stop editing your post all the time. You're a troller..Get over it and move on

Eddie201012994d ago


There are many People that own both A PS3 and An Xbox 360 or even just own an Xbox 360 and still don't like Kinect. You shouldn't assume that Only PS3 fanboys are the only ones saying something Negative about Kinect.

By the way I own both systems and haven't seen anything that's made me interested in buying Kinect.

Motorola2994d ago

@Omega its funny that you can only reply through edits. lolol thats what u get for being the biggest troll on this site :D

DigitalAnalog2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

Same people who have no idea what the timeframe is to get "said" custom firmware.

On a sidenote, you forget pirates have a simple mentality: Impatience.

With that said, they won't want to wait for CFW, and now you know why they would EVEN risk their console's getting Halo: Reach.

-End statement

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