Hackers attack PSN DRM

Hackers have cracked the DRM (Digital Rights Management) on select PlayStation Network games for PSP, exposing PSN downloads to rampant piracy.

The PC program created by hackers breaks open the DRM lock that usually stops downloaded PSN games from playing on any PSP other than that of the original buyer.

The games are modified to run on PSPs with equally dodgy custom firmware installed, opening the door to rampant piracy.

Games such as PSN-exclusives flOw and Beats have been targeted.

This follows attacks on PSN accounts last month which saw accounts being illegally hijacked from their owners, forcing Sony to issue a warning on the matter.

Expect Sony to send out the Apache attack choppers at any moment...

Courtesy of CVG.

Apr 7, 2008