I've read stuff in foreign languages that made more sense than your post, don't bash the article.
Now for anyone who's head isn't stuck in their ass..rebug essentially turns your PS3 into a dev console. With the use of a modified proxy, you could connect your "rebug PS3" to the official PSN and access dev features that Sony offers.
One of these features that was discovered was the credit card payment had no authentication allowed devs to download anything for free! Of course this was abused like hell with "rebug PS3" and led to Sony shutting down PSN.
I'm assuming Sony had no way to distinguish "rebug PS3" and real dev consoles which is why PSN had to be completely shut down. They'll be releasing PSN2 now which they've said will be more security features and what not. Ultimately they're just figured out how to determine or block "rebug PS3" from the PSN again.
It's because them super duper evil h4x0rz anonnnnnn right?! No, it's because of piracy.
Blame the hackers on a certain forum for exploiting a bug in rebug to allow bogus CC info to buy PSN items. Better Yet, Blame sony for NOT PUTTING any kind of autherizations on the Dev network. I mean, who the hell does that with CC info.
Also, I guessing no personal info was obtained, Sony is just trying to put blame somewhere
But then again I am just guessing. Its a single hacker that took the info
Theres a reason why PSN is free, if was a fully paid service, would you think Sony implemented a better security for their network like Live. With Live, when people started to exploit the Live codes to get free stuff, it took less then 2 days to set everything right again.
Edited by RotaryKnight - 4/26/11 at 2:35pm