Sony Responds To PS3 Hackers

by Matthew Kato on Jan 06, 2011 at 06:34 AM

Sony has responded to the activity of hackers who have recently broken through the system's security measures, promising: "We will fix the issues through network updates."

The hacking group fail0verflow had reverse engineered the system's keys which authorizes legitimate PS3 code, George "GeoHot" Hotz published the PS3's root key (making it open to homebrew development and likely piracy), and the PSP and Blu-ray root keys have also been found within the PS3.

In a statement, Sony said: "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."

Despite Sony's assurances, fail0verflow member pytey told the BBC that the only way for Sony to fix it would be to come out with a new system entirely. "The complete console is compromised – there is no way back."


[via Next-Gen]