YOUR BANNED! Sony Kicks Hackers Off PSN

axxxo

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It looks like Sony's making good on a promise to ban PS3 users who've hacked or elected to run unauthorized software on their consoles.
Members of hacking site PS3Hax claim Sony's already wielding its banhammer against "jailbroken" PS3s, knocking the consoles off the company's PlayStation Network permanently.
Sony's initial warning, emailed to an offending user's PSN email address, allegedly reads as follows:
"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."
Users who fail to comply immediately receive the error message "You cannot use PlayStation Network with this account (8002A227)" when attempting to access Sony's online service.
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One apparently UK-based user posted the email that Sony's allegedly sending to users who receive the '8002A227' error message:
"Notice: Access to the PlayStation(R)Network and access to Qriocity(TM) services through your PlayStation (R)3 system has been terminated permanently due to the use of unauthorized circumvention devices and unauthorized or pirated software on your PlayStation(R)3 system."

"This use violates the terms of both the "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."

If users believe Sony's email was sent in error (Sony calls this "unlikely"), they're encouraged to contact their "local consumer support centre."

Sony's within its rights to ban PS3s for violating the company's terms of service--that much seems legally bulletproof. If you're using your PS3 in a way Sony clearly forbids, the company's hardly obliged to let you loose online.

Whether the company can take further action (read: legal) against users for jailbreaking their PS3s is less certain.

If you're running pirated software, you lose, no ifs, ands, or buts.
But if you're just trying to run another operating system on the device, say you want a bunch of Linux servers in a PS3 cluster, well, let's just say it's too bad Sony's going to punish a few for the sins of the many.



SOURCE PS3Hax


Here's a list of offences that can get you this code


Verbal/Text Abuse
Offender was verbally abusive in some way, often including use of profanity, verbal threats or insults, or otherwise offensive or inappropriate language. This can be either via verbal or text comments.
Cheating
Doing or utilizing anything that gives the player a greater advantage than is intended for normal game play.
Hate speech
Offender used hateful language that attacks or disparages a person or group, based on characteristics of a certain group, including (but not limited to) race/ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
Contains personal information (phone numbers)
Offender revealed personal contact information about themselves in a public area, such as email addresses, phone numbers, or physical addresses.
Contains another person’s personal information
Offender revealed personal information about someone else in a public area, such as email addresses, phone numbers, or physical addresses.
Abuse of grief reporting function
Offender misused the grief reporting system by filing false reports against another user, or filing an excessive number of unverifiable or redundant reports in a brief amount of time.

Impersonating another user

Offender created an account with close similarity to an existing user, with perceived intentions to impersonate the other user without their consent.
Verbal/Text Abuse
Offender was verbally abusive in some way, often including use of profanity, verbal threats or insults, or otherwise offensive or inappropriate language. This can be either via verbal or text comments.
Hate speech
Offender used hateful language that attacks or disparages a person or group, based on characteristics of a certain group, including (but not limited to) race/ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
Contains personal information (phone numbers)
Offender revealed personal contact information about themselves in a public area, such as email addresses, phone numbers, or physical addresses.
Contains another person’s personal information
Offender revealed personal information about someone else in a public area, such as email addresses, phone numbers, or physical addresses.
Abuse of grief reporting function
Offender misused the grief reporting system by filing false reports against another user, or filing an excessive number of unverifiable or redundant reports in a brief amount of time.
Impersonating another user
Offender created an account with close similarity to an existing user, with perceived intentions to impersonate the other user without their consent.
Spamming
Offender excessively posted the same word or phrase, or gibberish to the annoyance of others.

Grooming

Offender encouraged other users to commit inappropriate or illegal acts in game or the real world.

Sexual harassment

Offender made sexually implied or explicit comments or performed actions that had definite sexual overtones, whether welcomed or not.
Account scamming
Offender tried to persuade another user to share account information, including but not limited to logins, passwords, bank accounts, credit card information, etc. by any means possible.
Impersonating a SCEA representative
Offender made comments or created an account ID that could cause other users to believe that they were a SCEA representative or have similar authority.
Child Protection
Offender made comments, sent PMs (Private Messages), or created an ID relating to inappropriate behavior toward children, including physical or sexual abuse and pornography.
Inappropriate Online ID
Offender created an ID that was deemed inappropriate in some way, including but not limited to containing profanity, sexual references, or hate speech language.
Offensive Images or Audio
Offender posted images or broadcasted audio that contained obscenities, profanity, or was otherwise in violation of the PSN Terms of Service.
Team Killing
Offender killed his own team off in a multi-player network game.
Exploiting a Game Glitch
Exploiting any issue/environment, not intended to be accessible, to give oneself an unfair advantage in online play.
Cheat codes
Offender used a secret code to gain an advantage in game play.
Distributing Cheats
Offender shared or made public codes that give an advantage in game play.
Voice Communication Blocking
Offender purposely uses sound to disrupt voice chat for others.
Uploading Pornographic or Obscene Image
Offender either uploaded or created an offensive image either as part of a game or attached to a PM (Private Message).
Community Standards Abuse
An act that breaks the various agreements required to be accepted to access and use anything on the PlayStation®Network that is not defined by other offenses.
False Registration Information
Offender created an account with false information (email address, date of birth, name, address, etc.).
Reversal of charges
A console or account may be banned due to having a credit card charge reversed or “charge back” resulting in debt. A charge back can include credit card theft, identity theft, or non-approved use.
Share / Hijack Account
Sharing personal PSN account information in order to obtain access to another persons PSN account. Changing another persons email address, and/or password without their permission in order to gain and control access to an account. Offender attempted to use or take content they did not pay for.
Fraud
A console and/or account may be banned if it is associated with fraudulent purchases. (Credit card theft, identity theft or non-approved use by family or friends).
Disrupting a Game
Offender was caught doing something that disrupts another user playing a mini-game.
You will find that i posted that exact ban code list here almost a year ago, so of course it wont include Jailbreak Devices/CFW/Piracy as a a reason, but looking at the list, you can be guaranteed that this reason will be added quite soon, so you decide if it is anything to be worried about.
On top of the ban code that people seem to be having, it also seems that many members of this forum and various others, have been receiving an email, warning against the use of such devices that could circumvent the PS3′s security, here is the said email, i copied it from one of my loyal twitter followers Irvysan
from PlayStation
reply-to PlayStation
to xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
date 16 February 2011 21:21
subject Important: Access to PlayStation Network and Access to Qriocity Services Notice
mailed-by sonyplaystn.bounce.ed10.net
Signed by emails.eu.playstation.com
Important: Access to the PlayStation(R)Network and Access to Qriocity(TM) Services Notice
Unauthorized circumvention devices for 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 PlayStation(R) Network and access to Qriocity(TM) services through your PlayStation(R)3 system.
================================================================================================
Please note that this is an automated e-mail, so replies to this address cannot be responded to.
(C)2011 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
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It seems Sony is willing to give the rule breakers a chance, so if you are worried about being banned, stop using the PSN bypass method, reflash your 3.55 CFW machine, with 3.55 OFW, completely format your harddrive, then install 3.56, if you arent worried about being banned or if you don’t use PSN, then just stay were you are.
 

wheelo

Admin
Staff member
TK Supporter
cheers for the update axxxo, dint have one but was going to break one for someone
 

axxxo

VIP Member
Thread starter
No prob wheelo, seen some rumors of it being fake, others saying they already have been banned and others saying they got emails but others saying the emails are fake and others saying there not and others saying there's spelling mistakes......
I could go on lol

I'm not fully up on the whole ps3 scene but where there's smoke as they say...
 
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