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PS4 and PS3 Ban Wave Hits COD: Ghosts Players, Activision Comments

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41w ago - Following up on the previous PS3 Ban Wave and more recent PS4 Ban Wave, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 users are now reporting that a massive PS4 and PS3 ban wave is hitting COD: Ghosts with Activision stating the bans will not be reversed.

Below are the details, to quote: Reports are beginning to surface of a massive ban wave that appears to be primarily targeting PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users playing Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts.

While most of the bans are presumably just, a number of users are claiming bans were issued to them through error and are looking to resolve the mistake.

User “[Register or Login to view links]” wrote a lengthy post on the official Call of Duty: Ghosts forums explaining his situation, saying that he and his son have been permanently banned, despite their more casual approach to the game. ”After a bit of research and reviewing the past week or so of the games my son and I played, we believe the innocent players that did not either back out of a hacked...
 

PSN Tool v1.0 and PSN Tool Creator v1.0 to Combat PSN Bans Arrive

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82w ago - Today French PlayStation 3 developer sazerty and tester hijam via ps3gunz have made available PSN Tool v1.0 and PSN Tool Creator v1.0 to combat PSN bans alongside multiMAN Base CEX Stealth XMB 30/04/00 by Hijam and multiMAN Base CEX Stealth SingStar 04.40.00 by Arch with details below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (Password: ps3gunz) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Password: sazerty) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Contains...
 

PS3 Hackers Address Potential PSN Security Issues and Bans

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201w ago - Yesterday Sony addressed PS3 circumvention devices, piracy and PSN bans and today PS3 hackers SKFU among others via [Register or Login to view links] have reported on potential security risks for PlayStation Network users.

To quote: While I read about the big ban tsunami and interesting papers like [Register or Login to view links] ([Register or Login to view links]). I gone through a funny theory, I won't publish any details tho:

1) The bans are based on the users' account and console ID's.

2) We can modify all traffic sent and received by the PlayStation 3

What if some skiddies start to modify their sent traffic to appear as another user and use backups?

The PSN servers would recognize the TOS violation and check the online user database for known connections based on the ID's. The user and his consoles who really owns the ID's would be banned.

Even a simple Windows application which goes through ALL ID's may be possible. 24 hours and any console worldwide would be...
 

Sony Addresses PS3 Circumvention Devices, Piracy and PSN Bans

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201w ago - Update: As expected, countless users in our PS3 Forums have confirmed receiving e-mail notices from Sony followed by their PlayStation 3 consoles being banned.

According to [Register or Login to view links] if you get error 0x8002A227 Sony banned your PS3 from the PSN.

Today Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has posted the following statement from Sony Computer Entertainment on PS3 circumvention devices, piracy and PSN bans:

Notice: Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software.

Use of such devices or software violates the terms of the "System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System" and the "Terms of Services and User Agreement" for the PlayStation Network/Qriocity and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.

Violation of the System Software Licence Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System invalidates...
 

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...
 
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