Security researcher Vladimir Pihura managed to crack the Sony PlayStation 4 console with firmware version 5.00 and later. This was reported by a specialist during the conference on cyber security Recon Brussels.

According to Pihura, a vulnerability in the waiting mode of the console was exploited.  Using a chain of exploits and various hardware attacks, you can bypass the protection of the Southbridge processor responsible for load balancing and execute arbitrary code, then extract private keys and sign custom kernels.

It is not known whether Pihur notified the company before disclosing the information. Representatives Sony have not commented on the situation.