After more recent hacks, Sony has decided to take steps to secure the PS3 and PSN. All users who’re in any way supporting the hacks will be banned by Sony. Good luck playing Black Ops 2 online.
“Unauthorized software for the PlayStation®3 system was recently released by hackers,” says Sony’s statement. “Use of such software violates the terms of the ‘System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation®3 System’ and the ‘Terms of Services and User Agreement’ for the PlayStation®Network/Sony Entertainment Network and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.
“Violation of the System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation®3 system invalidates the consumer’s right to access that system. Consumers running unauthorized or pirated software may have their access to the PlayStation®Network and access to Sony Entertainment Network services through PlayStation®3 system terminated permanently.”
“To avoid permanent termination, consumers must immediately cease using and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from their PlayStation®3 systems,” the statement concludes.
So if you’ve got the hacked firmware but haven’t yet been banned, you might still have a chance at avoiding it.