The PS3 jailbreak that was released last summer was the precursor for things to come for Sony, as things became progressively worse for the console maker. George Hotz’s USB based jailbreak made it extremely easy to jailbreak the PS3, which opened it’s security to allow installation of packages among other things, like installation of custom firmwares that allowed piracy, game hacks, and other vulnerabilities.
Sony has since been working vigilantly to sew these security breaches, by way of the law. And aside from seeking legal recourse from those that are responsible for releasing and distributing the hack, they are now banning PS3 consoles from the PSN.
An unverified rumor has been making it’s rounds that one of Sony’s next plans, is to release a hack-proof version of the console. This hack-proof PS3 will weigh in at the $300.00 price point and include a 300 GB HDD.