Back-to-Back PlayStation 5 Hacks Hit on the Same Day

Cyberattackers stole PS5 root keys and exploited the kernel, revealing rampant insecurity in gaming devices.

A pair of PlayStation 5 breaches shows the consoles don’t have protection from attackers taking over its most basic functions.

Both exploits were posted on Twitter on Nov. 7 without disclosure to Sony or specifics, but they nonetheless signal potential security problems to come for the gaming giant.

FailOverFlow, which has already earned a reputation as a prolific PlayStation jailbreaker group, posted a Nov. 7 tweet which appeared to contain the PS5 firmware symmetric root keys:

Another one bites the dust 😎 pic.twitter.com/Y1ty93AvaE

— fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) November 8, 2021

In a subsequent tweet, the group claimed that it “…got all (symmetric) ps5 root keys.” FlailOverflow wrote, “They can all be obtained from software — including per-console root key, if you look hard enough!”

Translation: We got all (symmetric) ps5 root keys. They can all be obtained from software – including per-console root key, if you look hard enough! https://t.co/ulbq4LOWW0

— fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) November 8, 2021

The message is practically a dare for other would-be hackers to try to access decrypted firmware files for themselves.

PS5 Kernel Exploit

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