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Reports of First PS3 Bans have Begun

by Bill Hess on February 16, 2011

According to a popular hacking forum (name omitted) , some users are reporting that they have already been banned from the PSN network for trying to bypass the PSN login.  The PS3 Bans seem to have occurred when users forged a login certificate and rerouting the PlayStation’s DNS addresses the users claim that they accessed the PSN from a jailbroken device.  However, the users were quickly banned by the network.  Upon recieving the ban, the users were treated to an error message :

“You cannot use the PlayStation Network with this account (8002a227)”

With Sony’s recent announcement, it’s unclear if the are banning users for attempting to circumvent the security of the PlayStation Network or they are banning for pirated software found on the console.  Perhaps both.  The letter below is rumored to be what Sony has been sending out to warn users of the service violations.

Notice: Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation(R)3 system have been recently released by hackers for the PlayStation(R)3 system. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software. Use of such devices or software violates the terms of your “System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation(R)3 System” and the “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation(R)Network/Qriocity(TM) and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.

In addition, copying or playing pirated software is a violation of International Copyright Laws.  A circumvention device and/or unauthorized or pirated software currently resides on your PlayStation(R)3 system. Immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from your PlayStation(R)3 system. Failure to do so will result in termination of your access to the PlayStation(R)Network and access to Qriocity(TM) services through your PlayStation(R)3 system.

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