NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, August 20, 2010

PS3 Jailbreak Trojan Posted by Mikko @ 14:04 GMT

For those of our readers who follow PlayStation 3 discussions, it would have been hard to miss the discussion about a new "jailbreak" for PS3. News of a USB dongle that breaks the security model of the game console to enable execution of third party software (as well as pirated games) have been going around like wildfire.

psjailbreak2.jpg from planetadejuego.com

Not surprisingly, online miscreants are trying to exploit the excitement. The real USB jailbreak gadget is not a USB drive. But it looks like one. So now some clown is distributing a Windows program that claims to creates a jailbreak USB device out of a normal thumb drive. All you need to do is to download and run the program.

PS3 Jailbreak

In reality, it drops a backdoor. We detect it as Trojan:W32/Agent.DLEN (md5 e3e03501c795a6cc4c53df2619cadd4b).