Alleged PS3 hackers face legal action from Sony
Defiant hacker says he does not fear the rath of Sony
Gaming giant Sony has taken legal action against hackers who allegedly broke into the PS3’s software, giving users the ability to run any sort of program on their machines, including pirated games.
Over 100 hackers, part of the group fail0verflow, will face legal action for their involvement in what Sony claims to be copyright infringement and computer fraud.
The hack in question works by unlocking the signing code of the Sony PS3 which is used to prove if software or games are genuine. The code can then be used to 'sign' any other game or software as real, even though it may be a version you bought from that dodgy looking man at the market.