Considered as the world’s first PlayStation3 circumvention, South African Police Service of Commercial Crime did a PS3 jailbreak raid in Parktown, Johannesburg. The operation was started after receiving complaints from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT).
According to the report, the Police has seized “various state of the art computers, circumvention software packages, jailbreak USB dongle devices, PS3 consoles and hard drives”.
Here is the official press release:
PRESS RELEASE – PS3 JAILBREAK RAID AND ARREST
South Africa, 2ND August 2011, Johannesburg: The first Playstation 3 jailbreak raid took place earlier today at a residential property in Parktown, Johannesburg. Jailbreak devices are used to circumvent the security features on PS3 consoles to facilitate the playing of pirated PS3 games.
The raid was conducted by the South African Police Service’s Commercial Crime Unit, Johannesburg after receiving criminal complaints from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT). The Police were assisted by the SARS Computer Forensics Lab.
Various state of the art computers, circumvention software packages, jailbreak USB devices, PS3 consoles and hard drives were seized. In addition fake PS2 games, original PS3 games, believed to be used as masters and documentation were seized.
One suspect had been arrested and he will remain in custody until the court appearance for bail in the Specialized Commercial Crimes Court in the next couple of days. It is the first PS3 circumvention arrest in the world.
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