172w ago - Spanish PS3 developer DemonHades has inadvertently leaked Sony PS3 and Blu-ray Service Manuals for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system as a result of his Web server's security being compromised.
PlayStation 3 developer circles have had access to the documents for a few years so the information they contain is not new, however, the confidential SCE documents have just reached the public's eye today.
This news comes just under a week since word of the PS JailBreak PS3 modchip first surfaced.
Finally, below are the leaked file names for those curious, however, they are intended for use only by licensed developers.
• sm-bdd-0013e-01-0.rar - SM-BDD-0013E-01 - BDPT-1001 BPX-2001 - BD DRIVE SERVICE MANUAL 1ST EDITION
• sm-ps3-0013e-02-0.rar - CECHA00, A01 - SM-PS3-0013E-02 - PS3 60GB MODEL SERVICE MANUAL 3RD EDITION LEVEL 3
• sm-ps3-0073e-05-0.rar - CECHC02, C03, C04, C08 CECHE01, EO5, E11 Manufactured by ASUSTek - SM-PS3-0073E-05 - PS3 60GB/80GB MODEL SERVICE MANUAL 5TH EDITION LEVEL 3 FOR COK-002 BOARD
• sm-ps3-0093e-02-0.rar - CECHG series - SM-PS3-0093E-02 - PS3 SEM-001 BOARD SERVICE MANUAL 2ND EDITION LEVEL 3
• ta085.pdf - PSP-2000 TA-085 - SM-PSP-3083E-01 - PSP-2000 series TA-085 - BOARD SERVICE MANUAL 1st edition LEVEL 3
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While these manuals may be the intellectual property of Sony, they may be of value to those of us who, till this moment, were not privy to their existence. I personally see no harm in at least providing Megaupload links, or at the very least, allowing others to do so. The proverbial cat is out of the bag.
In fact, its my personal opinion that aside from relevant information regarding exploits and/or hacks in progress that may cause Sony to more strongly fortify their defenses, we should as a scene be in the spirit of sharing all technical data. Great hackers, like all great men (and women) in life, can come from anywhere. This information may just be what some unknown-as-of-yet person or persons needs to finally blow this system wide open.