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Sony Responds to Recent Hacks

January 6, 2011 Written by Anthony Severino

As you might have heard by now, the PS3 has been hacked. A group of hackers have reconstructed the tools needed to sign code the same way Sony would, making unofficial software appear to be legitimate Sony-signed code. Directly after, GeoHot — best known for hacking the iPhone — released the PS3′s root key to the internet. Following these developments, the first-ever PS3 custom firmware was created. Although it appears that the hackers have won, Sony, however, isn’t going down without a fight.

A rep for Sony explained to Edge:

“We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it,” Sony told us in a brief statement. “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.”

Sony’s attempts to thwart or patch the recent hacks may be futile, as one of the hackers from the group fail0verflow told the BBC yesterday that:

“The complete console is compromised – there is no way back.”

“The only way to fix this is to issue new hardware. Sony will have to accept this.”

The console maybe compromised, but Sony’s confidence isn’t yet and likely won’t just “accept” defeat. We’ll keep you updated on any further developments as they arise.