Submitted by ChristianGamer 1687d ago | news

IW admit MW2 and CoD hacks but blame PS3's lack of security

IW finally admit MW2 and COD4 have been hacked, but... say its still not their problem its more to do with Sony as its their machine that has had its security breached and cannot fix it until Sony sort it out. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward, PS3)

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deadreckoning666  +   1687d ago | Well said
I have my popcorn ready for this one.

"It's like blaming your oven's manufacturers for you letting your soup burn"

Couldn't have put it any better than that. MW2 was hacked mere weeks after it came out on the PS3.
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Dante112  +   1687d ago | Well said
Lol, I wonder what their excuse is for the X360 and PC hacking that not only affects MW2 and COD4, but now Black Ops on all platforms.

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rroded  +   1687d ago
so same goes for them i guess

these activision hoes are the best so obviously its the platforms that are fooked.
Nitrowolf2  +   1687d ago | Well said
Here what i love about it

Okay IW first off the PS3 hack dilemma was way after your games got hack. Not for some reason games like W@W and BO are harder to hack then the two games you guys developed, but here the biggest catch.

Lets look at COD4 shall we?

The first freaken hack that could be done for PS3 COD4 was this.

Copy Gamesave-----Put on computer-----Open Hex editor----Now find your values

oh yeah prob the easiest and prob the first PS3 game to use this type of hack http://ibotmodz.net/forum/t...

So IW is it sony to blame that they allowed you to be able to copy the data? Or is it your fault for not encryting it right in the first place or better yet not hacking a lock game save?

Both MW games made by IW are far more buggier then the ones made by Treyarch. IW you guys made a broken game to begin with.

Here another question IW what about the PS3 counterpart PC and 360?

Those games had hack nearly the first month of release, where as the PS3 versions took a lot more time.

obviously they will never see this but still.

IW you guys are just looking for a sheep to put your blame on bad protection/programming against hackers.

Sony PS3 had nothing to do with the gamesave hack, nor the patch hacks. Infact the hackers didn't even use these methods that are being used now.

Treyarch seems to be doing a really good job at keeping hackers off their side of COD games.

Point is they never fixed it even before this exploit



also got to love Maxconsole, is this all they report on? All week even during PS3 jailbreak (the dongle version) all what they reported on were hacks for PS3.
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Maini8000  +   1687d ago
mate you can follow n4g all you want... but hacking on xbox360 in black ops case is VERY minimal... if you want to hate on xbox go ahead but you cant deny the fact that i cant play mw2 or black ops on ps3 for shit... and ive actually brought a xbox just for my call of duty needs.
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fail0verflow  +   1687d ago
They have no shame, MW2 was hacked on ps3 for ages.

Never gonna buy IW and activision game again
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Rainstorm81  +   1687d ago

i call BS....i have COD:BO on both PS3 and 360 and disconnects are the biggest problem.. which i agree are more prevalent on PS3..

TO say COD:BO is unplayable is ridiculous.....must've been reading too much PS3 COD:BO refund petition news..

Despite all of that COD:BO is my last COD i will purchase. Activision just doesnt make quality games on a regular basis, always full of problems.

The problem with this entire story is the ps3 was hacked late 2010 early 2011......MW2 released 2009.

So the hackers hopped in thier 85 Delorean went back in time a lil over a year just to cheat in MW2..... thats more believeable than saying the PS3 is to blame for the infinite hacks across 3 platforms.

I really cant wait til COD goes the way of Guitar hero
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scofios  +   1687d ago
I remember playing call of duty 2 on the 360 in 2006 it was filled with cheaters aka glitch exploiters , the ps3 wasn't even out then .
Rhythmattic  +   1687d ago

I agree, and have not done so , nor will do so since MW2.

Crappy I know.... but it starts somewhere...
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hay  +   1687d ago
IW: It's PS3's fault.
Fanboys: Yes! Yes!
Gamers: WTF? Bwahaha!
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Lord_Doggington  +   1686d ago
Live has a very strict banning policy. Also, people are less likely to hack on Live nowadays because they're paying for an account.

Free is better? LOL
HolyOrangeCows  +   1686d ago
So I guess I DIDN'T see someone playing as a CAR on the Xbox 360 version of COD4?

WTF is going on lately? We keep seeing people complaining about cheating on the PS3 that we've seen all along! (On the PS3 and the other systems as well)
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HSx9  +   1686d ago
mw2 was hacked 3 days after release on the PS3 to be exact. Xbox was like 2 days. Most were for singleplayer only though, then we found a way to merge splitscreen stats to online, therefor merging leaderboards and prestiges, giving you the prestige hack and leaderboard hack.
Bloodraid  +   1686d ago
Here's a question; has anyone even bothered to look at Infinity Ward's post? Or did you all just read the title of this article and start typing away in a rage?

Misleading article title, honestly.
badz149  +   1686d ago
the thing is
MW2 and all CoDs are broken games to begin with! no other games being hacked the same way is telling something! screw people who were backing IW on anything MW2! they are CRAP!
P_Bomb  +   1686d ago
I can deny, easily, cuz my wife has been addicted to COD through 4 games now, many prestiges, and never has hack problems. But whatever helps you justify your 360 purchase.
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Viper7  +   1687d ago
This is not Sonys fault, they can just blame themselves from this. Gamer should not be able to run code trough programs save files. I mean its often just encrypted data like text, numbers and possibly few booleans.

Its like hacking N4G trough a user comment!
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1686d ago
Hacking n4g through a user comment? Already been done. One user about a year ago had the ability to post instantly and as many times as he wanted. Could not be banned for a day either.
Viper7  +   1686d ago


If it was similar hack, I am severely disappointed by N4G testers. But I would guess its something far more complex than that, hackers are getting meaner and meaner day by day after all.
r1sh12  +   1687d ago
I dont know why hes only blaming sony?
The xbox hacks were because the game had no security it self, and the MW2 ps3 hacks were happening before the ps3 was hacked.
1 guy had done something to the game save data to manipulate the game so he could have infection hacks like the xbox version did. He then went on holiday and another 2 guys found out how to do it
He had videos on a forum (no name mentioned) which I used to use got GTA IV pc mods, so I could make videos.
I remember watching the video and couldnt believe it was on the ps3.
The old ps3 hacks were fairly 'underground' so it wasnt widely reported hence not many people knew about it.
ASSASSYN 36o  +   1687d ago
Who puts soup in an oven?
GarandShooter  +   1686d ago
LOL, good one Assassyn...


It must be that french onion soup with the gobs of melted cheese on top and crispy bread inside.....

Damn, now I'm hungry for french onion soup!

Curse you Assassyn! :)
BattleAxe  +   1687d ago
Wow, what a severe lack of customer service.
xAlmostPro  +   1687d ago
i cant tell you all now this is bullshit.

These hacked lobbies plagued mw2/cod4 on the 360 a few months after mw2's release, and infinity ward patched them. There are still whats known as "challenge lobbies" on the 360 also.

Not only that before these ps3 hacks there was challenge lobbies on ps3 they just weren't as mainstream(on cod4 anyway), another thing after mw2 released there was a UFO hack on ps3(which was also before the jailbreak) and infinity ward patched it.

So how is this unfixable until sony sort things out?.. when they patched the ufo hack and patched the same issues on 360?.. lol

The only thing the ps3 jailbreak is responsible for is most likely the increase in people doing the hacks, plus its the only 2 games i see plagued with hacks, and they're both developed by infinity ward, seems to me the problem lies with them ;)
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starcb26  +   1686d ago
They didn't even patch the game, they did something with the playlist that stopped it from working.
TBM  +   1687d ago
really IW this is the best you can come up with for your poor programming skills?
THC CELL  +   1686d ago
wow i like how i can still download this game days before the release date. on xbox and pc wow and they dont moan about that.. activison should quit ps3 and shut the fuvk up. im not buying there games anymore.
Gamer_Z  +   1686d ago
What a load of bull shit, All current gen systems are hacked. I remember playing MW2 on the xbox 360 and getting shot at by some guy who gets a bazillion chopper gunners or what about the players who can run like the Flash! Or my personal favorite, game starts and everybody gets nuked!! This is just Activision/Bobby Kotick saying shit about the PS3, everybody knows he hates the PS3 because sony doesn’t give them a cut of their profits like Microsoft does with Xbox live.
socomnick  +   1686d ago
before the ps3 was hacked all you had to do is open the memory card slot and extract the memory data for mw2 and then put this data on your pc, run a special program and bingo you now have a hacked mw2 copy and can troll people on psn.

A patch disallowed this.

Now that the ps3 is hacked anyone can hack the console now.

On the 360 only jtaged consoles can run hacks and those are very rare, jtag consoles have to be old 20 gig 360s from 2006.

Hacks will be way way way more rampant on the ps3 then they are on the xbox.

All 40+ million ps3s have the ability to be hacked, meanwhile only a small percentage of 360s can.
Megaton  +   1686d ago
So is it also the PS3's fault when people rampantly hack the 360/PC versions of your games, IW?
scissor_runner  +   1686d ago
Don't you guys realize no patch would work for any game on the ps3 because of this hack? This is what he is saying. If the game has online states that part of the game may push releases back. True cod was a mess but why the states where left on the local end is beyond stupid. Yet even if they wanted to fix it hacker could even hack the fix as if they worked at the dev studio.

The every one hates Sony has produce a lot of sheep and parrots it seems. Maybe it could be an age thing also. Who knows.
xAlmostPro  +   1686d ago
They could easily make the games download the real game settings online between each game or as each map loads up to over-write the hacked game data..
dragonyght  +   1687d ago
lol what!? weren't those games broken b4 even the ps3 hack delema
Hellsvacancy  +   1687d ago
You sir, are goddamn genius, and thats NOT sarasm
Nitrowolf2  +   1687d ago
IW needs an excuse
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visualb  +   1686d ago
not only that -

the broken games were also on 360 and PC....

actually the first hacks were (as almost always) on the PC version...


then again, they mean of the hackings now, and that above all it is sony's problem, and it is because its more to do with the firmware hack than with MW2

in other words: yes, hackers can hack into many games on PS3 because of current hack, doesn't mean MW2 wasn't a broken POS before the hack
Ahasverus  +   1687d ago
It's like blaming your oven's manufacturers for you letting your soup burn
aGameDeveloper  +   1686d ago
Surely they have some sort of security/encryption code implemented for the PC version of the game? If so, it should be relatively trivial to enable it in the console versions, making them just as secure as the PC version. Of course, the PC version may not actually be all that secure, but they can't blame Sony for THAT.
FailOverHero  +   1687d ago
*status update* currently laughing at this news report:

RetroKid5407 | 12m ago...
Lol are you kidding me? How is this piracy news?
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Malice-Flare  +   1687d ago
probably, because its from maxconsole.net...
jack who  +   1687d ago
If you are concerned about playing with players who are hacking, I encourage you to play exclusively with friends by utilizing the party or private match options in Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty 4 to avoid such players as much as possible until this issue is resolved by Sony

i lol'd
BlackBusterCritic  +   1687d ago
Oh please, just admit you're terrible developers. You got fucking AIMBOTS on ALL PLATFORMS for your games. Not to mention hacked lobbies, boosters, people with god-mode, shooting helicopter rounds from their fucking AK's, and so much more. You have no other excuse, except your own failures.
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1686d ago
Nuff said, you are right.
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GenoZStriker  +   1687d ago
Last time I checked, poor coding was the reason for all the hacks, not the breach in the PS3's security.
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GenoZStriker  +   1687d ago
Sorry not hacks, exploits.
FailOverHero  +   1687d ago
Can't be helping though
tawak  +   1686d ago
wonder which console this gen got crack first and play pirated games, so much for the lack of security of ps3 =)
enkeixpress  +   1687d ago
Xbox 360 version is fine.. Went on it for a bit last night.. Great fun. No problems, apart from a few disconnections from hosts & matches
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Foliage  +   1687d ago
Oh great, now they will be blaming Microsoft for the disconnects, because xbox live is incredibly slow!

Oh wait, that's actually true.
Daoshai  +   1687d ago
xbox live is slow? wow fanboys are stupid, I honestly can say I hate N4g and ps3 fanboys with a passion.
user8397144  +   1686d ago
Dude it is true, you are paying money for what PS3 owners get for free. I have both PS3 and 360.
xAlmostPro  +   1686d ago
that's because these issues like public speed lobbies with unlimited ammo etc plagued mw2 on 360 like a few months after released and got patched..
artsaber  +   1687d ago
I wasn't aware that
PS3 security failing allowed for open hacking on the 360 and PC. Now that is some powerful stuff. The world is on fire and it is the PS3's fault. /s

Really IW and camp, you got no better excuses?
Foliage  +   1687d ago
It's not easy being black.
mastiffchild  +   1686d ago
And gay, left handed and disabled and ginger. And blind, deaf and very dumb.
Bloodraid  +   1686d ago
Try reading Infinity Ward's original post before looking like a fool; eh?
Ray186  +   1686d ago
It was broken before the PS3 was hacked.
Bloodraid  +   1686d ago
Again; try reading the post before looking like a fool.
John Kratos  +   1687d ago
What I think is most surprizing about this is the fact that there is still some life in Infinity Ward. They actually spoke even after getting gutted studio wise. I figured we wouldn't hear a peep out of them and then they would eventually dissolve completely into Activision.
Fatal Blow  +   1687d ago
People all ways blame other people for there own faults how come other fps games are not hacked on ps3 admit the fact that its your own fault and stop being childish how can you guy's run a business like this if i was your owner i would have sacked you guys on the spot
OpenGL  +   1687d ago
I don't think this is Sony's fault as Modern Warfare 1 and 2 were hacked long before the PS3's security was ever broken.
floetry101  +   1687d ago
Misleading headline obviously. I'm pleased that they would at least acknowledge that the game is broken. At this stage, it's ridiculous to assume that they could fix it, but if they are prepared to lay down the same measures that Treyarch have to prevent hackers, then I'll be please.
Edito  +   1687d ago
It's just me or devs sometimes seems and act like a bunch of dumb asses??? COD was hacked few days after it's release sony is in trouble now but MW2 has nothing to do with PS3 security...
Ri0tSquad  +   1687d ago
It's their fault
The security for preventing all these cheats is garbage. These guys are trying to save face by using Sony as a scapegoat. This game has been ripped to shreds on all platforms: pc, xbox, and ps3. Search YouTube and you'll see. Black Ops could face the same problems because the security isn't that much different from what I know; in fact, there were hacks for the game before it even released and they're still being released. I know its been updated from MW2 but the hacks keep coming.
hot111  +   1687d ago
PS3 security???
There is no such thing anymore.
Masterchef2007  +   1687d ago
People hack on the 360 and PC as well.
sam2236  +   1687d ago
"but blame PS3's lack of security"

What the hell am I reading?! Last time I checked, CoD4 and MW2 have been hacked since they were released.

It's not the consoles fault they're shit at making games.
Ace_Man_6  +   1687d ago
you are my god!
Dannehkins  +   1687d ago
That's ridiculous.

That's not how you treat a community of gamers; by passing on the blame to Sony we basically now know that this problem won't be resolved any time soon.

Guaranteed though that if the problem is fixed by Sony, Infinity Ward will do nothing after that anyway!
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FailOverHero  +   1687d ago
Lol loving the story pic CG. Whoever's fault it is, this whole saga has gotten outta control. Things do not look good for sony
holdmedownma2008  +   1687d ago
Maybe you never played MW 2 or any of the COD games for that matter. But this has been issue on MW 2 even before we heard about people jailbreaking their PS3s. Please read this quote from sony.nyleveia.com I couldn't say it better myself: "Cheaters and hackers on the PlayStation 3 version have been around long before PSJailbreak was released to the public, and even after it was released and spread across the internet, those jailbreaking their PlayStation 3 were only able to connect to the PlayStation Network for a few days before Sony locked it down.
More recent exploits within the past few days allowing online play have only allowed people to play modified games. At the time the comment was made on the Infinity Ward forums, backed up games were NOT working for exploited PlayStation 3 consoles."
holdmedownma2008  +   1687d ago
This has to be the biggest bullsh!t I ever read, I remember playing MW 2 on the 360 with my friends and we were dealing with cheaters that hacked that game to all hell and this is way before the PS3 was hacked. Now all of sudden there's a breach in Sony's security department and now it's their fault? IW give me a break, please spare your community the stupidity that's plaguing your company nowadays.
Redempteur  +   1687d ago
hey IW !!!

how about coding a decent netcode for a change ?

it's not like n uncharted or battlefield has problems to this scale
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Ryutamashiisan  +   1687d ago
... yeah... epic fail on IW part, this game has been hacked to pieces. i used not the hacking at all but i was playing MW2 this weekend and it was so ba, every OTHER game WASNT hacked, every frickin server no matter what i did was hacked, one of em even asked for use to donate money before it started killing us. this other one i was when the guy fired he fired out care packages <.< I mean it was a complete mess.

it was so bad i started playing black ops.... yeah it got that bad
sjeen66  +   1687d ago
"when the big buffalo drops on one knee the hyena`s pack gather around him etching for a bite"
-when this hack shit started now this big bullshit named activision is trying to throw it on ps3 TOO ?? WTF
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joeorc  +   1686d ago
LOL...just one more reason!
I guess some just want there to be a system in a generation cycle to be...wait for it....1

Playstation 3 becomes the Dreamcast of this Generation? Please watch entire video


sort of like this ever since the PS3 was 1st released...

Playstation 3 = Next Dreamcast?

what was said in 2006 is now right now being said in 2011.

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

it seems many on the Web an forms an media outlets that the ps3 is the new dream cast and it seems to be they are trying to convince themselves more than convince other's..lol

but if you fall for it it's your own fault.
you got to hand it to people they have been trying for year's not only that. With some Hacker's it seems want to try to make it happen as best as they can.
they did say this was to "punish Sony"

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ultimate-remag  +   1687d ago
always knew they hated sony.... smh
divideby0  +   1687d ago
I thought the 360 and PC versions were already hacked....if so why call out the PS3..
we know why
Laeto256  +   1686d ago
it took 5 YEARS to hack PS3, your game was hacked in...days? Yeah dont blame Sony for securing THEIR stuff and not doing yours as well
Paralex  +   1686d ago
You obviously don't know what you're talking about. All games are now vulnerable to hacks on PS3. All game files are accessible on a jailbroken PS3 which USED to be protected by the PS3's security. Now the security is broken which means all games can be hacked. CoD is just a big target since it's the most played game on the PS3 user-wise.
Laeto256  +   1686d ago
You obviously dont know what im talking about at all. They blamed the hacks on the Ps3 when it's their job to add additional security if they want to themselves. Besides the ps3 hack wasn't there cod hacks already? And CoD? the biggest PS3 game? haha uh no. sorry unlike the 360 ps3's user base is actually quite spread out in the world meaning its users dont play just 1 game. Unless you have proof that CoD is played more than any other game on the ps3 you made that up.
BaSeBaLlKiD721  +   1686d ago
I'm a supporter of the PS3 and I know for sure that COD is the most played game on PS3. The fact that the most selling game on PS3 is either MW2 or BO and the fact that there are 700,000 players playing BO at the same time daily pretty much shows that COD is the most played game on PS3 as well as 360.
ashcroft  +   1686d ago
Every COD I've played was glitchy and full of cheaters before this ps3 hack. Is it Sony's fault the pc and 360 versions have cheaters too? Maybe they should work on their glitchy code instead of providing numerous patches that do nothing.
lugia 4000  +   1686d ago
Jtag mods are super awesome on my Xbox 360 also.
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