A 40-digit ps3 jailbreak code for any Sony Ps3 is making the rounds on Twitter after a Sony marketing account accidentally re-tweeted the code posted with a 24-year-old software developer.
On Tuesday night, Ny City-based Travis La Marr, or @exiva on Twitter, tweeted the 40-digit root key to @TheKevinButler with all the cryptic message, “Come at me.” Kevin Butler is often a character from Sony’s Ps3 commercials that became so well liked, the firm turned him into a spoof spokesman to its Playstation products.
After La Marr’s tweet, Kevin Butler responded by re-tweeting your entire ps jailbreak code including a playful message, “Lemme guess…you sank my Battleship?”
It didn’t take long for Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) to understand that its fake spokesman, managed by ad agency Deutsche in Are generally, had spread the ps3 break code around Twitter.
The careless retweet shocked even La Marr. “I did not by any means expect a response from whoever maintains the account,” La Marr told PC Mag. “The realization they retweeted me, like the key, well, that was just …unusual.”
In the followup tweet he posted, “My every day life is complete. Sue yourself, Sony” having a TwitPic on the code, containing recently been deleted from Kevin Butler’s page. Others on Twitter happen to be thanking La Marr for “sticking it towards the man,” together tweet read.
Why did La Marr, who doesn’t even own a PS3, apply it?
“I posted one of the keys online because I’m a huge believer inside fact of if you opt for some hardware, it’s yours. I posted it to encourage hardware freedom…. I did not post the key to condone piracy by any means,” he was quoted saying.
Furthermore La Marr, like many from the gaming community, was incensed by Sony’s aggressive clampdown on Ps3 slim hackers.
In January, after suing the now-infamous PS3 hacker Geohot, aka George Hotz, as well as the ‘fail0verflow’ selection of hackers, for looking to release the PS3′s root key, SCEA won a restraining order contrary to the hackers. The corporation can also be reportedly going to subpoena YouTube, Facebook, PayPal, among others to locate personal details for other famous PS3 hackers.
“This just seems very excessive to my opinion, and I hope that Google supports for their members rights with this situation,” La Marr said.
Sony wasn’t immediately on the market to comment.