PS3 hackers release custom firmware allowing compromised consoles to sign into PlayStation Network

Tuesday, 23rd October 2012 18:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Hackers have released a custom firmware which allows compromised consoles to log into PSN, alongside LV0 decryption keys which allow the user to bypass future security updates.

According to a report on Eurogamer, via GI International, the measures were made possible for those running older firmware, or those who didn’t download Sony’s 3.60 firmware update which plugged up many of the holes found during the big Fail0verflow hack job last year.

The current custom firmware contains the PSN passphrase security protocol and with the release of the LV0 decryption keys, users can circumvent any future security measures Sony places in system updates.

Chinese hacking group BlueDiskCFW planned to sell the custom firmware, which made a group called The Three Tuskateers to release the LV0 keys.

The Three Tuskateers said the keys were a while back, but only just released them due to “the fear of our work being used by others to make money out of it.”



  1. Dragon246

    Not a big deal. 80-90% of ps3 are connected to psn . This only helps a few persons.
    Also last time when ps3 was hacked, it was said that it would be impossible for sony to bounce back, but they did. I expect the same again.

    And for information, this only works for 3.55 or less. Most people wont even understand that.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    PS3 has lasted a long time without being completly hacked to shit…

    Most impressive!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Mike W

    So is it hacked or not?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dragon246

    In short. No.

    #4 2 years ago

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