Yeah, it seems so. I'm really sorry for those who played fair and were banned. But cheaters deserved that...
If you haven't accessed I recommend you to follow my instructions above to avoid your PSN account AND PS3 CONSOLE to be banned. Maybe for some reason one day you'd like to sell it, and having it banned is a great loss.
i dont have a psn account and never signed up, hopefully they cant detect from getting updates , its the only online activity my ps3 does. i did install the tv apps but i think i'll leave them alone for now. lol
Now I wonder the following: is Sony banning CFW consoles with Internet access even if you do not sign-in to PSN? Maybe you get connected to Sony servers and they "pre-ban" your console before you sign in to any PSN account from that PS3, and then you'll receive the email.
Then in that case the only solution would be to disable Internet access completely from your console.
i assume somehow they must be able to read individual console keys. and ban its access, if not then no idea, cos youd just be able to undo anything theyve done to console. so the ban has to be from the server end somehow.
maybe theyve had a sneaky little ace card embeded into the firmware for ages. and just never needed to use it.
Last edited by G Sus; 11-13-2012 at 11:35 AMReason: Automerged Doublepost