: Many users including namdlo
have pointed out the picture is dated, and have determined this scare to be more of a wake-up call than a true Sony PS3 ban wave over the PS JailBreak PS3 modchip.
As expected, with the release of the PSGroove
open-source PS JailBreak PS3 exploit Sony is fighting back
and now banning PS3 consoles, with the PSN ban wave error code being 8002A227
Forum user StandardBus
of Italian site ModdingStudio.com (linked above) first reported this, and based on the PSJB Backup Manager ID
apparently Sony is banning the OpenPSID or PS3 MAC address... meaning another PSN account won't do you any good.
Needless to say, PlayStation 3 consoles will soon be shipping with an updated PS3 Firmware revision to patch the exploit.
Below is the rough translation from StandardBus
on the PS JailBreak PS3 console bans:
"Predictably, in the end it happened. Maybe some of you were already aware of...