On February 16, Sony publicly announced its “initial” response to the problem of hackers on the PS3, which consists on banning those users whose consoles have been hijacked.
Sony will permanently veto the services provided in Qriocity PSNetwork to those who have been identified by possessing a hacked Playstation 3. But these are not just words, they are really taking place and is been discussed in a variety of forums in which many people were affected by this decision.
The company first sends an e-mail to warn users with a message that says that they are using a device to circumvent unauthorized or pirated software. Advises to stop using it again and to immediately remove any unauthorized software from the PS3.
If the user refuses to follow the guidelines, he will be censored and won’t be able to enter the Playstation Network, or Qriocity through their console. After this you will receive an email saying: “Access to PlayStation Network and Qriocity services through its PlayStation 3 has been permanently terminated due to the use of devices to circumvent and / or software unauthorized or pirated. This violates the terms of the Software License Agreement for PlayStation 3 System, in addition to the Terms of Service and User Agreement for PlayStation Network / Qriocity and the provisions of the Code of Conduct of the Community. ”
When this happens and you want to sign in to PSN, a message will appear displaying an error that states “You can not use the PlayStation Network with this account (8002a227).” Sony also states that if they revoked access to these services by mistake, “Contact your Local Service Customer.”