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

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204w 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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#90 - msr - 203w ago
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Sony must of had something to do with this, they had to authorize it.

#89 - tonybologna - 203w ago
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Guys: If you think this will turn out to be ONLY a COD cheaters ban then you better start re-thinking again. This case here might just be a case of banning cheaters but more is on the way.

Can I guarantee it? No! However, I believe Sony is pulling out all stops over this PS3 hack. They're going nuts! Taking down CFW developer sites. Going after Geohot & failoverflow.

They're just losing their minds. We don't know what they're capable of doing in regards to bans from PSN. This shows they can do more already than what most have stated. I just got a feeling. More than banning cheaters is coming out of this. I just really believe that!

#88 - daveshooter - 203w ago
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Am I missing something? Where does it say it's form Sony or show anything to do with Sony? This is from Treyarch. Also it's my understanding, Activision Raven Software, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, among others have a big hand with Treyarch, and Sony is not one of them.

So I think it's them thats pissed with the so called hackers. Or script kiddy's as the DEV's would call them, not Sony. Anyway its their servers your banned from, not Sony's servers ?

SONY ARE NOT BANNING ANYONE FOR ANYTHING! well that's what I think, it's to soon for them at the moment.

#87 - msr - 203w ago
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Too right, cannot stand the game, sony should in there rights stop people playing backups online and cheating. That's fair.

#86 - zzaz3 - 203w ago
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lol, all those douche bag cheaters are trying to play dumb! Just accept what you guys deserve!


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