Submitted by HairyArse 1725d ago | news

Hackers targetting Black Ops as PS3 jailbreakers run wild

In light of the recent news that the PS3's security has been blown wide open, allowing jailbreakers to install custom firmware onto their consoles, hackers the world over have been hard at work exploiting just about everything they can. Next on their horizon, Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops (Call of Duty: Black Ops, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

Dante112  +   1725d ago
I thought Black Ops was already hit with hacks from hackers on all platforms (more are on maxconsoles with tutorials on the PS3, X360, and PC)?

Kon  +   1725d ago
It is hard to find Hackers when i play MW2 on my 360.
hazardman  +   1725d ago
I think he was being sarcastic!
Kon  +   1725d ago
@Below nope... If there are hackers, i am better than them cuz i never saw anyone shooting through walls, nuking(just 3 times). And i play MW2 since the launch. Besides, if i see a hacker i just report and he/she is banned.
morganfell  +   1725d ago
Anyone here still dumb enough to think these hackers were trying to help Sony and the PS3 community? Amazing how naive several posters were/are on this board.

Somehow I don't think George Hotz and fail0verflow are celebrating right now.
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8thnightvolley  +   1725d ago
these hacks have just made the ps3 like a 1 dollar street hook**

anything goes.
MintBerryCrunch  +   1724d ago
wait, so every hacker is a ps3 jailbreaker and every ps3 jailbreaker is a hacker....

lol logic fail, the headline makes no sense
zag  +   1724d ago
I wonder if this is the homebrew geohot has been whinging about?
Led-Zeppelin  +   1725d ago
Thank god I traded in my copy of Black ops for Fallout New vegas before the hacks hit.

Edit-For all the idiots who still think New Vegas has bugs. Its been patched. Id rather play a game with a few odd looking trees here and their then a altogether broken game.
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chester  +   1725d ago
hacks for bugs. woot. lbp2 and mass effect 2 won't have either.......
Pixel_Enemy  +   1725d ago
Yet another reason to stop playing black ops and wait for Killzone 3
hazardman  +   1725d ago
I think he's being sarcastic..
P1NKY  +   1725d ago
Im trading in my copy of Black Ops for LBP2 Friday. :)
Liefx  +   1725d ago
The game isn't broken, people are broken.
ScentlessApprentice7  +   1725d ago
I never traded in my copy of Black Ops...
I just decided to go back to playing Killzone 2. Good thing I did because Black Ops may just about to become a freak show.

@ Disagreers

Oh that's right. I forgot. NO ONE plays Killzone 2 anymore, right? What was I thinking? Sorry for the miscommunication there. Can I please have a bubble back now? Idiots.
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Lord_Doggington  +   1725d ago
you don't seem to understand how hard the ps3 was hacked. they have the master keys for all the systems, so they can essentially do whatever they want.

even the 360 hasn't been hacked to this degree
Lord_Doggington  +   1725d ago
to all the disagrees please do your research
the ps3 has been 100% compromised. the 360 hasn't been.

the only hacking program for piracy on the 360 is jtag, which ms killed w/ nxe. also if you're seen online using jtag, you'll be banned w/in 3-4 hours.

it only works on old consoles, and if you're detected on Live as having it, they kill your console. and we all know what that means... you have to get a new console to get online.

although there are shortcomings w/ how MS is dealing w/ it, they are definitely in more control of things than Sony, who has pretty much given over control of the whole fucking console
cyborg6971  +   1725d ago
Lord doucheington you need to stay out of ps3 articles. Your a hack of a troll.
jimbone79  +   1725d ago
Dude, Doggin is a troll, a PS3 troll. LOL you mistaked a PS3 troll for a 360 troll. Thats funny.
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wissam  +   1725d ago
if the ps3 hacked to its root. the x360 has been hacked to its soul.
Scary69  +   1724d ago
If you have done your research you would know that the next ps3 update is to detect the jailbreak and it suppose to ban you instantly.
Azmacna  +   1725d ago
the PS3 hacked!? how did i overlook this important piece of news?
Serjikal_Strike  +   1725d ago
yup and you can blame this asshole

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Loner  +   1725d ago
FailOverflow done most of the work.They actually found the keys

@ Below

No they reverse engineered Sonys algorithm to get them
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LunaticBrandon  +   1725d ago
That cover is amazing.
Silly gameAr  +   1725d ago
Weren't these "keys" stolen?
gta2800  +   1725d ago
No, you mean fail0verflow.
Lord_Doggington  +   1725d ago
sony should have used different keys for each system.
RememberThe357  +   1725d ago
They should have done a lot of things different. They basically had one wall of defense and after they got through that it all came falling down.
ironmonkey  +   1725d ago
and how bout the ones who dont give a fuck out being banned or one like myself who are banned but download and burn the shit out of 360 games? please, nxe aint gonna do shit or stop nothing. im still playing need for speed hot pursuit free!. now you get the fuck out.
Lord_Doggington  +   1725d ago
have fun not playing on live whelp
Ares84PS3  +   1725d ago
Now that the PS3 is hacked everything get's blamed on it.

Never mind that COD games where hacked to shit long before the PS3 was.

MW2 was unplayable a month after release. It had so many hackers and cheaters.

....obviously all this shit is the PS3's fault not the hackers fault.

Just show me another system that lasted this long without getting hacked!
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distorted_reality  +   1725d ago
People always look for someone to blame in times like these. Bottom line is though - no game is immune to hacks/cheats. Never have been, probably never will be. It sucks, but people just have to learn to live with it.
Kon  +   1725d ago
"MW2 was unplayable a month after release" lmao it wasn't like that.
Ares84PS3  +   1725d ago
Almost every game I went into I encountered guys magically walking into walls and shooting people from within. Almost every game ended with an atom bomb. I stopped playing it because of this.

There where other stuff too but let's not get into it. These problems where stated a million times already.
deadreckoning666  +   1725d ago
"Just show me another system that lasted this long without getting hacked!"

Soooo...whats ur point? Its hacked NOOOW.

"Never mind that COD games where hacked to shit long before the PS3 was."

Ummm...not to the extent their being hacked now.
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Chnswdchldrn  +   1725d ago
I hope they ruin blackops and MW2 completely.

teach people not to buy shit games with overpriced DLC
SJPFTW  +   1725d ago
yahh and the hackers will just move on to your favorite games noob
Omega Zues  +   1725d ago
Keep pushing Hackers.

Only makes me hate you even more.
Silly gameAr  +   1725d ago
How's those homebrow apps I've heard so much about coming along? Seems like the people that spoke out against this joke of a hack were right all along.

Just to ruin someone elses game. That's low.
distorted_reality  +   1725d ago
There's a difference between people using genuinely useful and fun homebrew apps and hacking/cheating players who are, as you said, just out to ruin other people's fun.

Tarring everybody with the same stick is bad.
Lucreto  +   1725d ago
It would be a great game to try and get some of these hackers banned.

If we as gamers go on and report this hackers they will be more afraid to go online with a risk of getting banned.
ForceCSW  +   1725d ago
I say we should as gamers band together and give these asshole hackers a resounding gtfo because they are trying to destroy our hobby.
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DarkFantasy  +   1724d ago
Alright ForceCSW im in whats the plan?.. lets give these hackers hell!! THIS IS PLAYSTATION -kicks a hacker down a endless pit -
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Donthizz  +   1725d ago
i really hope something bad happens to these people..
Psychotica  +   1725d ago
Wonder if Killzone 3 will make it through the first weekend before being hacked...
dead_eye  +   1725d ago
jack who  +   1725d ago
tested no hacks my live...
ZombieAssassin  +   1725d ago
Uhh people can hack on live dood, you just need a modded non-banned xbox to do it so just quit trolling every article dealing with the ps3 FINALLY being hacked and articles with the same general theme.
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jack who  +   1725d ago
really? thats nice just got of cod stillno hack go cry
MidnightWatcher  +   1725d ago
I just hope that Battlefield doesn't get it this bad :P
Hazmat13  +   1725d ago
i hate hackers i do not want my Uncharted3 ruined by lil bitches or Killzone3.
ZombieAssassin  +   1725d ago
God i hope Sony does some console bans to these type of people, anytime i see someone hacking in BO ill write down their name and send a list to Sony, Treyarch, and Activision...sad thing is i bet none of them will do sh1t about it.
Nightshadow  +   1725d ago
I think most people have missed the bigger picture here. It's not about games always having been hacked; these hacks allow one to shutdown your console. The console itself has been completely compromised and the reason we are seeing hacks for mainly Modern Warfare and soon Black Ops, is because these are the more popular games. It will not be long till other games get hacked, and it is already spreading to other games as the article has stated (Demon's Soul).

Although developers can put in extra measures to protect their titles on a software level, this only makes it harder for the Jailbreak to be implemented. In the long run it will not prevent it. From what I have read, no patch that Sony releases will be able to resolve this issue.
telekineticmantis  +   1725d ago
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hmmm......what's the point?
??????? (shrug)
xstation79  +   1725d ago
Yeah go ahead and play killzone 3 and just pretend like it won't get hack either.
JoelEH  +   1725d ago
What is the point??? It's not like it stops at Black Ops! Killzone 3 will be hit by Hackers, Uncharted! LBP2 etc. It's going to turn into a epidemic. it'll be a wide spread virus, troughout all games. I want to use the PS3 any way I want it, but NOT this way!!! Jailbreaking is AWESOME, it's the idiots that are tired of getting raped by us and start cheating that suck. I know Fanboys are going to start hitting the Disagree button right away. But I only play Multiplatform games on my 360 and all the exclusive on my PS3. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see how much smoother Black Ops plays on LIVE. Sorry Fanboys sadly it's true. However the exclusives on PS3 are for the most part better graphicly. Black Ops is and will be plagued with Hackers on all consoles, however I have yet to experience the level of stupideyly that I have seen on the PS3. It won't stop at B.O. It will be all over, on every game from now on.
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8thnightvolley  +   1725d ago
no matter how u wanna spin it i dont like this happening to the ps3 its not just right... but yet again i think they brought this on themselves trying to make the ps3 look like this un movable fortress that cant be hacked and all the hackers kept pushin till they pushed so hard they went further than they did on 360 or the wii for that matter..

humidity is not overrated i tell ya.
distorted_reality  +   1725d ago
TKCMuzzer  +   1724d ago
Well at the end of the day the hackers did not hack the PS3. Ultimately as with many things in life, human error was the problem, which is impossible to counter act.
xstation79  +   1725d ago
Doesn't look like the ps3 is doing to well these days. I remeber no too long ago when all the fanboys were bragging about how the ps3 was so superior that it couldn't be hacked.
TKCMuzzer  +   1724d ago
What is your point. I still play my PS3 more than my 360 and always will. It will take more than some prick locked in his bedroom thinking he's a genius to stop me gaming.
Plus, software piracy on the 360 is light years ahead.
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A LIVING LEGEND  +   1725d ago
Best intentions gone horribly awry? doubtful
PS3 is doing fine these days,this maiden voyage won't be grounded by a few broken oars.
Throw the rabble rousers overboard and sail into the sunset.
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TKCMuzzer  +   1724d ago
What you doing? This is N4G. Your comment just sailed above many a head.
Commodore  +   1725d ago
Hackers are the biggest pieces of shit in the world of gaming. I wouldn't mind if they only hacked consoles so we can play PS1 & 2 games again....But once you start messing with games, you can piss off.

Geohot....Kiss my ass
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Grimhammer00  +   1725d ago
I think everybody gives these hackers too much credit.
They didn't hack sh^t! Someone leaked to them the keys.
And if any hacker was truly in it for the rep....then they should recognize that these tools are the lowest losers.

Personally, as long as Sony can figure out how to auto-recognize a PS3 with any kind of homebrew (like game hacks allowing cheats) and ban them at the MAC address, so they are permabanned using that console...that's all we gamers need.
CrawFail  +   1725d ago
Dear hackers,

You're a bunch of pricks.

Stop ruining things for everyone else. Some of us like to play games legitimately for fun.

Seriously, fuck off.

A LIVING LEGEND  +   1725d ago
^I agree Commodore but the seemingly innocent notion of 'well,we only hack to help people appreciate those early PS classics' is just a reason for exploitation for some unscrupulous individuals.
It is unfortunate that a few can ruin things for so many.
'They' obviously don't care about anything but themselves,respond in kind.
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BrianC6234  +   1725d ago
I hope the moron hackers do this a lot. Then everyone can report anyone doing it to Sony and Sony can turn their PS3 into a brick if they are hacking the PS3. Everyone needs to make sure and report these lamers. If tey can't get away with it they'll stop doing it.
solsub  +   1725d ago
This is just the beginning. PSN has been compromised thanks to "hackers". As I expected, these exploits have/will do nothing but ruin the experience for PS3 owners and hurt developers (pirating).

Homebrew can be great, but I'd rather have a flawless, cheater-free online experience and not have devs contend with pirates. Of course, some people will always refuse to see that.

Watch out when KZ3 arrives. They'll fuckin ruin that too.
blackburn5  +   1725d ago
I love how all the haters gather around these articles. "Hope the hackers win", "What happened to the PS3 being unhackable", "can't wait to play my free games", "Sony deserves this", "homebrew", "Sony can't do anything,it's too late", "when they hacked the Wii and 360, Sony fanboys didn't say anything". If you must act like jack@$$es at least think of something new to say.
JoelEH  +   1725d ago
LoL, thats because both sides are haters and WILL NOT say nothing nice about the other. I will talk s*** to both sides depending on the situation and will,I think be looked at as if I am hating. and the honest truth is YES I am hating! I well NOT change my stands and the way I feel obout each console. LIVE is better then PSN, BY FAR! its NOT close, watchthe Disagrees start.....NOW, lol) PS3 However is a WAAAY better built machine over 360, Blue Ray, Cell, Graphics. They each have great games. Uncharted is awesome, Gears of War is Awesome..... oooooh yes I have one game on each side!!! OMG he added a 360 game!!!! Click the Disagree button!!!1 I like KZ and I also like Halo, They each have their Pros and Cons. but the Fanboys will NEVER agree with that, and will suck on Sony's or MS till death. I can't see how someone that calls themselves a "gamer" can only have a 360 or a Ps3, Its like telling me that I can only eat Pepperoni and Mushroom pizza for the rest of my life when I also like Hawaiian!!! I'm not gonna choose just one!!! Your smoking crack! BUT back to the subject. This will be patched!!! but then the hackers will figure out how to get passed it then a new patch and another way around it. the 360 has been doing this for a while. the only thing that sucks for Sony is that they will be tricked a lot easier then MS because their Dumb butts only had 1 root key for ALL. "1 Ring to rule them all" That was the dumbest thing they could of done but its NOT the end of PS3 by far. and those of you who think that Sony is not gonna cut a year or 2 out of the ps3 are again in LALA land because it will cut some time out of PS3 for sure The level of this hack is deep! But again PSP has been hacked PS1 and PS2 are hacked and pirated. Its NOT the end of the world but Sony sure got a big bomb droped on them Exclusivility is going to be harder now because game like NEW VEGAS for example that DONT need to be connected to the internet will for the most part be pirated. If Sony can figure out how to stop hacker from going online with the Hacks then things will regulate themselves but the pracy problems for the other games is going to be a BIG problem for exclusivity, BUT, WE ALL know that it won't stop anything this has been happening to the Wii and 360 from day 1! 360 sales a s*** load of games even with all the priracy going on! So I don't see BIG problems for Sony. I just think that the way that Sony brought so much attention to themselves by sueing the King of Jailbreak aks GeoHot who is beloved by almost ALL of the iphone community, was and IS bad publicity and brought more attention to this problem. Last i checked there are a lot of Iphone out there and to be honest iphone users are bigger fanboys then the Sony or MS fanboys, If you get tired of all the hackers on PSN then do what I do and play Multi-Plat games on LIVE and the exclusives on your PS3 (Watch the Disagree button get hit again) LOL....
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A LIVING LEGEND  +   1725d ago
^You forgot: " Sony will release the PS4 shortly...to combat this"
""I doubt Sony has a devoted,skilled tech team looking into this"
"Nothing can be done"
ATiElite  +   1725d ago
When you buy Call of Duty you shouldn't be surprised by the number of hacks.
prodigal_twit  +   1725d ago
I don't get hackers, they can't seem to get their story straight. You can't help but question their motives when it's like 'We're against piracy....but here's the means to do it'

I'm not sure what kind of satisfaction comes from going 'Yeah!!! We broke the PS3' and the only ones cheering go 'Oh yeah!!! now we can hack and cheat and make the gaming experience miserable for everybody else!! whoo!!!'

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