AnoRelease, the self proclaimed "Chinese hacker that never was". Known for such releases as... well, only known for two releases really. His latest release, and interview, the Ni No Kuni EXP Exploit PDF
; and of course the legendary release of the first working CEX to DEX conversion method (PSX-Scene Coverage
) (Official Release Source
Who is he really, you ask? Well listen to me, and pay attention; as I put the puzzle pieces together, for you and the rest of the PS3 scene, in the first SCENE FILES vol.1
The other day I was checking my twitter account
, and noticed KDSBest discussing his latest achievements in his exploitation of the Ni No Kuni (which he has been for the last couple of days, weeks, months (just look at this Twitter account if you don't believe me; which is linked at the bottom)), but this time he was talking about a release.
I started questioning him about it (view our Twitter conversation here
), and the next thing I know he tells me about AnoRelease's latest release.
I told him about my suspicions about him being AnoRelease; "hmmm" is the response I received.
Soon after that, I saw an Interview with AnoRelease, and wouldn't you know; he mentions KDSBest (happy/fairy-tale guy) several times through out the article, and also mention teams AC1D, which is comprised of Cfwprophet and KDSBest.
The big question is here is why would AnoRelease come back to release an explanation of an exploit, one that KDSBest originally released
? Why wouldn't KDSBest release this himself?
Why; because KDSBest is part of the team who goes by the alias AnoRelease. Team AC1D was hoping someone would be able put together the puzzle; and see that this last release/interview, is really an opportunity to announce their secret identities.
If you want more proof, look no further then the release thread for the recent AnoRelease interview
(via PS3Hax); and you will notice all the "Likes" given by KDSBest and Cfwprophet, for the various thanks given to AnoRelease.
There you have it folks, Cfwprophet (firmware specialist, MFW Builder, tester and a little bit of a software engineer) and KDSBest (reverse engineer, software developer and hacker) are Team AC1D; but they use the alias AnoRelease for the CEX to DEX method. This last release was just a breadcrumb to follow the trail.
You may be wondering after all this; what is the need for hiding and releasing anonymously, and why come out now? Well, you see, this is just the way it has worked for years in the scene. In the end, I think they were ready to let the whole scene know who they are; and just what they are capable of. So be sure to give thanks to this amazing team if you have not already.
Thank you AnoRelease/AC1D/(KDSBest & Cfwprophet) for the great releases/works you two have accomplished and given to all of us. Thank you very much
Hope you have enjoyed dear readers. Look forward the PS4 scene releases from this dynamic duo, as well as be sure to check out the many great things they have done/released for PS3 scene as well!
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Well, case closed. Look forward to next week's voulume, as PSX-Scene brings you another thrilling and exciting tale from the SCENE FILES