123w ago - Today Egamer.co.za (linked above) reports that South African Police Service's Commercial Crime Unit, acting on behalf of complaints received from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT), has raided and consequently arrested a PS3 JailBreaker residing in Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa along with seizing the PlayStation 3 piracy devices used to circumvent Sony's system protection.
Below is the official Press Release, to quote: PS3 JAILBREAK RAID AND ARREST
South Africa, 2ND August 2011, Johannesburg: The first PlayStation 3 jailbreak raid took place earlier today at a residential property in Parktown, Johannesburg. Jailbreak devices are used to circumvent the security features on PS3 consoles to facilitate the playing of pirated PS3 games.
The raid was conducted by the South African Police Service's Commercial Crime Unit, Johannesburg after receiving criminal complaints from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT). The Police were assisted by the SARS Computer Forensics Lab.
Various state of the art computers, circumvention software packages, jailbreak USB devices, PS3 consoles and hard drives were seized. In addition fake PS2 games, original PS3 games, believed to be used as masters...
170w ago - Update: L-S seems to have been misled, as knocturnal81points out the pictures actually appear to be of a $35 PSJailBreak clone called PSJailBreaker versus the original PS JailBreak USB PS3 modchip.
Today French site Logic-Sunrise (linked above) has posted some pictures of the PS JailBreak PS3 modchip final retail version, which comes just hours before an update to the PSGroove open-source PS JailBreak PlayStation 3 exploit is expected.
To quote, roughly translated: "First introduced in aluminum, we had the chance to make a review, the team PSjailbreak we send the dongle seems to be the final product, which will be marketed and sent to all resellers who want the be.
There is a strange thing I have noticed a avrusbkey example. Once initialized, and the green LED on, the console is spent in debug.
you can remove the dongle, the PS3 is still running in debug mode, and the games are daring. Once the...