PlayStation 3 Gets Hacked
Could make it easier to play pirated games, says BBC
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2012 12:39 PM CDT
In this 2011 file photo, a man operates a Sony Playstation 3 console at an electronics shop in Mainz, Germany.   (AP Photo/DAPD, Torsten Silz, File)

(Newser) – An online leak of security info for Sony's PlayStation 3 could make it easy for hackers to unlock the system and play pirated games on the console, reports the BBC. The information was posted online by a group of hackers identifying themselves as the Three Musketeers. They say they decided to publish the info only after they found out a Chinese group also had the "master key" and was planning on charging a fee for the code. The leak comes just after a judge threw out a case against Sony surrounding last year's security breach, which compromised millions of customers' user info.

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Oct 24, 2012 8:11 PM CDT
make it easy for hackers to unlock the system and play pirated games Customers are furious!
Oct 24, 2012 6:13 PM CDT
Doesn't everyone already know the code? Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right B, A, Start
Oct 24, 2012 12:44 PM CDT
Meh. Consoles suck. PC gamer fa life, byatch!