Earlier today, we had posted a new article related to: LV2Diag / ObjectiveSuite and other file leaks. The source of this information was named anonymous, but had contacted various PS3 scene sites with the same information about the leak. While the files were legitimate leaks, we were unaware that they were infected with a variant of the trojan: Gen.Variant.Kazy. This trojan was not picked by the various devs firewalls (including my own), and only a handful of AV’s do pick it up as seen here. The Trojan was also poorly made, meaning it didn’t quite work as intended and stopped working after a reboot.
We were not anticipating to post the news so quickly, but other scene sites jumped the gun and started to post them early and forced us to also post it. When more information came in from our IRC one of our members detected the trojan packaged with the PS2_mech file. We pulled the news post within the hour after learning about this, only to then witness a series of server attacks causing us to go down for several hours this morning/afternoon.
For those affected:
PS3Hax member Skyline-leo has posted an excellent analysis of the trojan here. The virus was basically an “noob job” and the trojan does NOT turn back “on” when you reboot your PC.
Program /Easy Method:
Regardless there are no excuses and we deeply apologize for any inconvenience. The same mistake won’t happen again in the future and I will do something in the next few days to make up for it.