(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Sony could be in for some more trouble just one year after the company experienced a meltdown via its PlayStation Network. According to a report from the BBC on Wednesday, a “master key” for the popular console device was recently leaked online in the form of critical data.
Aside from performing generally unauthorized measures, the data could be considered a jailbreak for the device. It means that gamers could play pirated games on the console.
The hackers reportedly responsible for obtaining the data signaled that they had held onto it for quite some time. However, they only just now released it when another group was about to start charging access to the obtained information, according to TheHackingNews.com.
The Sony PlayStation 3 has experienced its fair share of security vulnerabilities. The downtime that persisted in April of 2011 caused widespread displeasure among the console’s owners, forcing Sony to rebuild the network with enhanced security. The company recently unveiled a slimmed-down version of the console.