Sony Investigating PS3 Hack Reports

January 25, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

Recently, a hacker claimed he has hacked the PlayStation 3. George Hotz says he pulled it off after five weeks of work with “very simple hardware cleverly applied, and some not so simple software.” Sony is now investigating the PS3 hack allegations.

Sony has told IncGamers that they are checking the reports out about the PS3 hacks.

We are investigating the report and will clarify the situation once we have more information,” said the statement.

George Hotz, the iPhone 2G hacker, claims to have recently gained access to the PS3’s system memory, which could lead to homebrew being introduced to Sony’s system and much worse, piracy.

I have read/write access to the entire system memory, and HV level access to the processor. In other words, I have hacked the PS3. The rest is just software. And reversing. I have a lot of reversing ahead of me, as I now have dumps of LV0 and LV1. I’ve also dumped the NAND without removing it or a modchip.

3 years, 2 months, 11 days … that’s a pretty secure system.

Expect a PS3 firmware update soon if Sony confirms this, as they won’t want the same outcome which happened to the PSP. Stick with PSLS for all the latest PS3 hardware news as it comes in.