New PSN Hack Cripples Sony’s Defenses vs. Hacked Consoles
A new, PSN-enabled custom firmware was released for hacked PlayStation 3 units, and the console’s LV0 decryption keys have been published, which allegedly “blows the system wide open.” With the LV0 key revealed, any future system update released by Sony can be decrypted with little effort, and there isn’t much Sony can do about it.
The LV0 key was originally uncovered by hackers known as “The Three Tuskateers,” who allegedly sat on their discovery for some time. However, the information ultimately got into the hands of another hacker group that planned to use it to their profit by charging for the release of custom firmware updates. This didn’t sit well with the Tuskateers, so they released the information to the public.
A statement from the hacker group reads:
“You can be sure that if it wouldn’t have been for this leak, this key would never have seen the light of day, only the fear of our work being used by others to make money out of it has forced us to release this now.”
Honor among thieves, huh?