As I’m sure many of you are aware, the PlayStation Network hack is still in effect, for the fifth day in a row. Sony hasn’t really said anything new at this point besides for what I outlined in my previous article, but a writer at Attackthefanboy just discussed the nature of the hack, and while the writer does not attribute the hack to any specific organization, such as Anonymous, he does go into detail about how exactly the hackers hacked into the network
A new loophole has been found that allows jailbroken PS3′s to access the developer network through a recently released custom firmware. Apparently, the custom firmware makes your PS3 into a rebug unit. This is said to be what developers that create the games use to test content on the network on private servers. The hack which grants the user access to developer network called dev-PSN, is then used to access the normal PSN servers by finding the address of public servers.
Now that the nature of the hack has been officially discovered and published online, hopefully Sony will speed up the recovery of the PlayStation Network, giving games renewed access by what seems to be at least Wednesday at this point.