A new firmware variation has gotten PlayStation Jailbreakers back onto the PlayStation Network by connecting using a custom firmware for the console. The hack that infamously took down the PlayStation Network for a month seems to be working again, and appears to be a fairly simple process for those that have chosen to jailbreak their consoles.
Using a very specific combination of custom firmware (version 3.55) and the “Rebug Update Package” (3.55.2), as well as a program that tricks the PlayStation Network into seeing your firmware as the most current version, hackers are back online, and playing yet again.
The announcement from the hacking team that developed the custom firmware says that you need to use the device in “Debug Mode” , a mode reserved for developers, sony technical support and other parties that need access to non-standard features of the console.
Hopefully, Sony puts a quick end to this latest breach before it spirals into a bigger mess. Last year, the PlayStation Network saw a month of downtime due to a security breach which left millions of PSN users sensitive information exposed to hackers in a similar PSN infiltration.