PS3 Jailbreaker Gets Arrested In South Africa.

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  1. Nujui
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    In Johannesburg, South Africa, one man's home has been raided by South African Police Service’s Commercial Crime Unit because of receiving complaints from South African Federation Against Copyright Theft. From the report, police found “various state of the art computers, circumvention software packages, jailbreak USB devices, PS3 consoles and hard drives” which were taken along with "fake" PS2 games and original PS3 games.
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    EDIT: Thanks granville.
     


  2. Ikki

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    You miswrote the title. Edit: [​IMG]

    @Article, I get the feeling that this will happen each time more as time goes on.
     
  3. Nujui
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    Yeah, I know [​IMG], I'm getting it changed right now.
     
  4. granville

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    Fixed that. I didn't know normal members couldn't change their own topic titles in USN though, guess i forgot. [​IMG]
     
  5. Nujui
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    No problem, I feel more embarrassed that I put South America. [​IMG]

    And thanks again.
     
  6. Slyakin

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    How did they get the information that he was "hacking"? Did they monitor him?
     
  7. Nujui
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    Source didn't say, I'd say that they probably did.
     
  8. Wiip™

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    I hope He doesn't break out of His own jail. Get it. [​IMG]
    Anyway why would He have real PS3 games?
    If He hacked the system he could have used fake games couldn't He?
     
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    Lets just hope these dont start happening in the UK lol.
     
  11. shakirmoledina

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    in our country (not too far away from south africa), something like this either cannot happen or has extremely low chances of happening.
    in fact, if a business has been found of selling copyright material that has been copied (ie. pirates copies of OS etc) then only the organization comes to catch them like MS.
    I have heard only one case when a business was approached by a "spy" from MS who asked for OS and was told that they have the cheaper and expensive copy. After this they had to pay 1 million shillings or something (around 700$)
     
  12. Hop2089

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    No way that's all for personal use and this will be revealed as a shop selling bootlegs or jailbreaking/modding service.

    shakirmoledina, I loled, MS wasting time in the middle of Africa, and that fine is laughable too, MS for the fail. I got a message for MS, instead of fining a business $700 US, maybe spend a few million on improvements to the country instead and do something productive.
     
  13. Ringo619

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    typical sony xD
     
  14. shakirmoledina

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    ha! hop2089, improvement/progress and dar es salaam (my city) do not go together
     
  15. Joe88

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    im guessing he was selling them, thus why he got caught
    and the article says its the first arrest when it is not (graf's house has been raided a few times and they confiscated all of his equipment)

    and before people start coming here and posting after only reading the thread title about herp derp sony is arresting them, they arnt (which a person already did)
    he got ratted out and then the local authorities made the arrest
     
  16. RoyalCardMan

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    Sony is on the move again.
     
  17. Hydreigon

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    Another lawsuit, anyone?
     
  18. Oveneise

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    This is ridiculous! I can understand them taking the bootleg ps2 games (I'm assuming they are bootlegs) but all the other stuff is completely legal!
     
  19. RoyalCardMan

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    In your country, the law may not be the same as in South Africa.
     
  20. Joe88

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    the jailbreak devices arnt legal here either as they circumvent copy protection