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Sony handing out perma-bans to PSN hackers

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Initial post: Nov 14, 2012 12:09:02 PM PST

Sony Handing Out Lifetime PSN Bans to PlayStation 3 Hackers
By Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Posted on November 14, 2012 AT 03:05am
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Sony has announced that it will be issuing lifetime PlayStation Network bans to anyone found guilty of hacking following a recent PlayStation 3 security exploit release.

A new piece of PlayStation 3 hacking software was recently released to the public and Sony has warned that anyone discovered to be using it will face a permanent ban from the PlayStation Network. A statement released by Sony reads:

Unauthorized software for the PlayStation3 system was recently released by hackers. Use of such software violates the terms of the "System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System" and the "Terms of Services and User Agreement" for the PlayStationNetwork/Sony Entertainment Network and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.

Violation of the System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation3 system invalidates the consumer's right to access that system. Consumers running unauthorized or pirated software may have their access to the PlayStationNetwork and access to Sony Entertainment Network services through PlayStation3 system terminated permanently.

To avoid permanent termination, consumers must immediately cease using and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from their PlayStation3 systems.

In order to help provide a safe, fair, online environment, consumers who we believe violate "Terms of Services and User Agreement" for the PlayStationNetwork/Sony Entertainment Network or the applicable laws or regulations of their country or region risk having access to the PlayStationNetwork and access to Sony Entertainment Network services terminated permanently.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 12:09:50 PM PST

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 12:10:41 PM PST
Benpachi says:
Get 'em!

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 12:11:26 PM PST
I think most of the people using this are not worried about the psn or getting banned from it.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 12:11:45 PM PST
GyozaSauce says:
*in Arnold's voice*
Target terminated.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 12:17:11 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2012 12:21:27 PM PST
Any smart hacker knows two things. Never hack your primary system and never use your main account. I'm not really sure what Sony thinks they will accomplish unless they go for IP bans which brings more problems.

The article says "found guilty." Is Sony going to sue people for modding their systems? I agree with a network ban but I'm not sure that Sony should be raising the question of whether it's legal to mod consoles.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 12:19:24 PM PST
Phranctoast says:
I think you're likely reading too far into that statement.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 12:20:04 PM PST
Kin-foot says:
MS already does this with 360. No big deal unless you're modding.
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