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

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203w 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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#80 - kprz24 - 203w ago
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Ok so how has anyone been banned for like doing glitches and shit in private matches and no bans for cfw right, but what about playing a clean backup online and using the dns trick?

#79 - g8crapachino - 203w ago
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Oh please, those people claiming they did nothing wrong and don't know why they were banned knew exactly what they were doing. Convenient excuses like "I loaned my PS3 to a friend, he did it" are hardly plausible after that excuse has been heard multiple times.

#78 - xplozion - 203w ago
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No one on CFW is getting banned. Only Cheaters... The servers track every single match you have played and if your XP doesn't match their data then you get BANNED. Simple as that people.

Can't you see the master server keeps record of EVERYTHING can compare savedata and stuff!!

I been in CFW playing COD every single day and no Banhammer here

#77 - barrybarryk - 203w ago
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That's the most interesting bit of this news, it looks like Sony are still reluctant to PSN ban consoles as treyarch had to implement the ban themselves to keep their game clean.

#76 - SwordOfWar - 203w ago
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They warned that glitchers and cheaters would be banned from the game and now it happened.

Kids, this is what happens when you cheat with online multiplayer. Let this be a lesson and be glad it's not a PSN ban.


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