It emerged last night that a custom firmware hack may have been the reason Sony took PSN completely offline last week, a move which has kept the service offline ever since.
Custom Firmware headlines
With the publication of the system’s root key, the PlayStation 3 was considered defenceless, but the old girl has one more trick up her sleeve. Drop the latest custom firmware into a 60 GB model console, and behold! A very expensive doorstop!
According to a Kotaku report, custom Firmware updates are now able to be installed on PS3s.