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Hacker Confirms PlayStation 4 Jailbreak! Exploit Could Open Doors for Pirated Games

Hacker Confirms PlayStation 4 Jailbreak! Exploit Could Open Doors for Pirated Games

December 14, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Sony's PlayStation 4 – the hottest-selling gaming console in the United States – has been in the market for a while now, and since its release, hackers have been tinkering with it to find a way to run unauthorized software. Though breaking the protection on PlayStation 4 is a huge deal, a hacker who calls himself CTurt has claimed to develop a fully jailbroken version of the PlayStation 4 with the help of a kernel exploit that he previously created. The current jailbreak allows dumping of the system RAM from other processes and installing custom firmware that can be used to run homebrew applications that aren't approved by Sony. Of course, there is still a few other security issues to get by, but it is a foot in the door for game piracy, which can affect the gaming market as a whole. The Twitter account of CTurt seems to indicate that currently the exploit only works for PlayStation 4 firmware version 1.76, but apparently it can be tweaked to work for mor
PlayStation hacker gets year of House Arrest for destroying evidence of Hack

PlayStation hacker gets year of House Arrest for destroying evidence of Hack

May 14, 2013Mohit Kumar
23-year-old Todd Miller , suspected of hacking into Sony's PlayStation Network , was due to be arrested, will spend a year on house arrest, but not for the hacking. Instead, he was sentenced yesterday in federal court for obstructing a federal investigation because he smashed his computers, halting an FBI investigation into his hacking. The court heard that the accused was part of the hacker group KCUF, which led an attack on the PSN in 2008. Without his computers, they couldn't prove he was involved in the hacks. The judge said that because Miller had a troubled childhood and now had stability and a full time job, that he could "see no sense" in sentencing him to prison. He said he has learned his lesson. The PSN hack, and the dozens of copycat attacks that ensued, cost Sony and their partners millions of dollars, as well as endangering the privacy and personal financial security of more than seventy million PSN users. U.S. District Judge Peter C. Economus sentenced M
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