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CoD: Black Ops Hackers Hit with PS3 Firmware 3.56 Ban Hammer


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190w ago - Previously the possibility of PSN bans was rumored for PlayStation 3 hackers, and today Ripten.com (linked above) has confirmed that CoD: Black Ops PS3 hackers are now being hit with the PS3 Firmware 3.56 ban hammer.

To quote: Explained by Sony as a "security update" its effects are being felt by accused modders/hackers. CoD: BlOps hackers are getting hit hardest with a permanent console ban - many of whom have expressed their "innocence" on the official [Register or Login to view links].

It's not limited to a few. There are dozens of threads about this topic. Here are just a few of their posts:

CaStR0_21: How long am I banned for? "This console has been permanently banned from the Black Ops servers....." Does this mean forever? Or will I be unbanned after awhile?

IssY_I : When i want to play black ops it says my console is banned permanently???i have payed 150$ for the Ps3 (i bought it yesterday (used) and just came home with a new copy of b-ops! but why is my system banned?

scaryscar6: I dont know what happened i was just playin it normally. i installed the patch and played for a while and I went to have my shower and when i came back i was permanently banned! Somone please get me unbanned! It might of been my frineds though because i lent him my ps3 a couple of days ago because his ps3 got YLOD...

prEston124: Today i got my account back finally an It wont let let me play online idk why it says prem ban i didnt do anything man i miss black ops well looks like i have to get a 360.

Imma_Wreck_You: Hi i understand all of then terms and conditions of playing call of duty black ops, but my PS3 has been banned.. and i dont understand why? there a few people here who play online in this house but none of us can anymore. how can i get some help? or who do i need to contact.

badderz1: Hi i have been banned for black ops when i click online it says you have been Prem banned from B.O but i didnt do anything to get banned what i did my m8 said he was 15th yea and i said let me go on ur acc then if ur 15th so i just went on his acc and he was 15th and then deleted the user then the next day when i went on my account that message came up my psn is FoRzA-MoNsTeR I am 6th prestige on B.o legit my KD is 1.79 and my wins to losses is 1.14 and a 124 winstreak i did not boost at all please unban me.

__EtMazizi__: I was playin Black Ops and seached for a game of search and destroy, i just prestiged 4 da 4th time and entered a modded lobby. Ileft straight away when i relised wat it waz next thing i no i banned and reset.Has this r something similair happened to u???



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Blade86's Avatar
#105 - Blade86 - 94w ago
How are you able to connect to PSN if you block sony-servers?

joshddd1's Avatar
#104 - joshddd1 - 94w ago
What exactly do you mean by cheaters? I have CFW and play COD online using DNS trick. I also block sony from my router. I have installed some MapPacks.

fwydu's Avatar
#103 - fwydu - 189w ago
Well, I have to say, excellent points.

daveshooter's Avatar
#102 - daveshooter - 189w ago
With respect to the Jap's, but theres more hackers in Japan, than anywhere else. And 45% work for Sony in one way or another. So nothing would surprise me of what their capable of.

afly's Avatar
#101 - afly - 189w ago
If i was Sony, I would've slipped a a sleeping trojan deep into the bowels of 3.42 that triggers local lock-down (regardless of DMCA legislation). You're right, using the HDD to do this would be pointless.

I wouldn't have thought the DMCA would allow it, but there you go.

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