Firmware 3.56 Ban Hammer Hits CoD: Black Ops Hackers Hard

Garrett from RipTen: By now everyone should know about the PS3 firmware update 3.56, some more than others. 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 Ps3 Cod: Black Ops Forums.


Story now has a picture of the screen seen by "innocent" hackers.

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Dante1122705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

From 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…"

lol jeez....

ReBurn2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

lol...this guy needs more honest friends.

A funny one from the forums:

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?"

Infinite-Arch: "Maybe because you hacked........"


Mister_G2705d ago

"These drugs aren't mine, I'm just holding them for a friend".

LMFAO!!! Serves them bloody right!!

I see a judge has granted Sony a temporary restraining order on GeoHotz too, things are looking up :D

GrieverSoul2705d ago

Oh yeah!!! Ban hammer for the world!!!

I honestly thought SONY wasnt gonna do it, that it didnt have a way to do it. Im glad I was wrong! Get those A-holes out of my online multiplayer.

I_find_it_funny2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )


this news is music to my ears

"enjoy your offline game play."

MWong2705d ago

"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…"

This has got to be the funniest one out of them all. It wasn't me my friend did it.

Acquiescence2705d ago

They can't even accept their perma-bans with grace, they have to try and weasel out of it by dreaming up some appalling excuse that no one with one iota of sense would ever believe.

Anyway, Sony has scored a double whammy today. This for one, and just wait 'til you read what's happened to GeoHotz. Sony won the restraining order


he has to give up all his hacking equipment within the next ten days!


captain-obvious2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )


hacking and easy game as black ops is soooo stupid
i mean it just like hacking cooking mama or something
shows you how pathetic some ppl are

I_find_it_funny2705d ago

They went hard, new complaints are popping up all the time

DORMIN2705d ago


Thats why you don't buy consoles used...

HolyOrangeCows2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

"enjoy your offline game play"
Average COD Gamer: "What's that?"

Keep in mind, my fellow gamers. It happens.
Honest gamers will oft get stuck in the cross fire of these raids. Don't be so callous.

Dee_912705d ago

please come do this for mw2
i already have a list of modders who tried to derank me because i was whoopin them

Mahr2705d ago

The best comment is the one asking how long it takes for a perma-ban to expire.

It's like the gaming equivalent of the Darwin Awards.

ProGrasTiNation2705d ago

Well your friend needs to buy you a new Ps3
Your responsible for your property

StbI9902705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

@HolyOrangeCows...And I believe sony is the one to blame? that only gotta show people hacker are nothing but a bunch of fag ruining everything for everyone and not sony's fault.

Next...Gamers again'st hacker, I myself don't see piracy in the next generation, and if that ever reach to happen, expect downloadable only games, screwing who again?...the bunch of us gamers ^.^

jeseth2705d ago

I love how pathetic people sound trying to make up BS excuses and stories.

hahahahah . . .

It's hilarious and sad. With today's technology a lot of excuses don't work anymore, and every excuse here is downright laughable.

hahahah . . .

Good for Sony on this one. Cheaters cheat and this is what they deserve. Its nice to see MS and Sony stepping up to keep their most popular online communities in good shape.

-Still laughing at pathetic cheaters and liars.

zag2704d ago

The real funny thing is.

This Wankerkoko.

Has released CFW using the 3.56 code base and anyone who updates to this firmware will be equally screwed when the firmware probably bans them from the game servers for good.

GT5 hooks into servers while it starts up the game, yet how many people using back ups of GT5 and wouldn't know this or don't understand what is happening to them behind the scenes.

TheDeadMetalhead2704d ago

Heh. Reminds me of all the people complaining on the Bungie forums when they got banned for cheating on Halo Reach. It's so fun to watch them try to lie.

BrianC62342704d ago

ReBurn - Maybe that guy was telling the truth. He says he just bought his PS3 used for $150. A good idea now would be make sure you arent buying a banned PS3 if you buy one used. The last owner might have installed something on it that the update saw and it was banned. If this is what happened it's his problem. He should demand his money back.

zgoldenlionz2704d ago

LOL this is the best news i heard all day! cheaters deserve what they get. im sure a few people have been unjustly banned and im sure that will get ironed out, too bad theres all these wankers trying to play the victim card. its just pathetic.

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jaredhart2705d ago

My fav:


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???

Max Power2705d ago

This one is mine...
_____________________________ ____________________________
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?
_____________________________ ____________________________

Close_Second2705d ago

I agree with the banning but what if the console is on sold to an unsuspecting buyer?

Will people who have hacked their PS3 own up when they offer it up fo sale? I would hate to buy one to find it can't play on-line!

I_find_it_funny2705d ago

______________________________ _____________
Really, treyarch is weird, theyre the ones that got owned, they cant accept their game is a fail and got hacked and started banning people legit accounts......
_____________________________ ______________

nobocy cares about your accounts.. you're getting your CONSOLE banned son, move on

Baka-akaB2705d ago


Just like with everything used , you check the console offline and online .

And even if it still connected to psn , i doubt , as seen with the psp custom firwmares , that the name and version wouldnt show in the sys info of the ps3 .

jeeves862705d ago

@ Close Second

A good buyer will always insist on a contract for anything over a few hundred bucks. If the seller won't agree to a) let the buyer check the console b) agree to the terms of a contract (i.e.: the console hasn't been banned, etc), then it isn't worth buying.

If the seller lied about the condition, they're legally obliged to refund the money, as it's what's been agreed to in the contract.

Snakefist302705d ago

lmao my favorite..


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…

…first he plays the innocence card….then he blames it on his “friend”….


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siyrobbo2705d ago

lets hope the hackers are gone for good and there are no workarounds

theonlylolking2705d ago

Even if some are not hackers treyarch still did them a favor and not have them play black ops.

Blaze9292705d ago

This has nothing to do with the firmware, this is just Treyarch doing what they should have been doing since release: banning cheaters/"exploiters" ; from the Black Ops server. They been doing it on the 360.

But nothing to do with Sony/PSN bans or FW 3.56

davekaos2705d ago

Blaze dunno why you got disagreed because you are right!

its nothing to do with CFW treyarch have banned all those people doing the 10th prestige hack which BTW can be done without CFW.

If you read through my comments you will know im pro sony so i am not trolling in anyway shape or form, I am just stating FACT and not random BS that these journalists put up.

Probably best they did some reseach next time

duplissi2705d ago

oh come on we dont read articles or do any proper research here on n4g!

come to n4g and only comment on the title!

SCThor2705d ago

Exactly, this has more to do with people using the DNS trick for playing without update the PS3.

Nothing to do with OFW 3.56.

UnwanteDreamz2704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )

Agreed but sounds like the article failed which is nothing new to N4G.

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PimpHandHappy2705d ago


thats awesome
i hate cheats and i love when they get butt hurt

davekaos2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

Just so people know!

The ps3's are not banned they are just blacklisted from blackops ONLY. They can still play other games.

Also this has nothing to do with CFW people have been using, If these so called journalists did some research they would realise the only people getting banned are the ones who did the 10th prestige hack which can also be done without CFW installed!


Disagree's for being right! maybe if i post something wrong i will get some agree's??

JD_Shadow2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

No, you're right. Completely right.

However, it seems we PS3 gamers HAVE to be at war with Geohotz because God forbid someone ever found a way to jailbreak the unbreakable PS3. Like I said before, the whole cat-n-mouse game that Sony is doing about that has something more to it than just thwarting cheaters and pirates. It seems they don't want you playing any games on their systems that they won't make any money off of, either! Why do you think they are so against even legit, legal homebrew games?

And, again, you seem to forget what site you're commenting on!

huzzaahh2704d ago


Companies like to make profits, you idiot. Of course Sony wants to make money off of their games. Without profit, Sony would go bankrupt and there wouldn't be anymore Playstation. Companies like Sony have to keep the best interests of their consumers AND their investors in mind.

I can't believe how stupid people can be.

UnwanteDreamz2704d ago


"It seems they don't want you playing any games on their systems that they won't make any money off of, either! Why do you think they are so against even legit, legal homebrew games?"

Where were all those awesome homebrew games when we had Linux? There were a couple of emulators but nothing special only for PS3. Why are you pretending that this isn't the fault of hackers who used Linux to bypass Security? Had they stuck to developing home brew on the Linux side this would not be an issue.

Whatever man no matter what Sony does you people will martr the hackers

DeadIIIRed2704d ago

@UnwanteDreams there are no homebrews and these hackers know it. It just makes for a good excuse to cover their true intentions of pirating and to a lesser extent, cheating.

JD_Shadow2704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )


Did they have any former way to get their legal games to run on the PS3? If they did, I would LOVE to see that. I stand by my opinion. Are people going to use it to cheat and pirate? Of course. Does that mean that ALL people who ever use(d) CFW are cheats and pirates before they even do anything WITH CFW? Stop trying to see the forest from the trees. This is not the black and white issue you're making it out to be.

If you don't get banned for calling me an idiot and stupid after N4G banned me once for calling someone else an idiot a while back (and your post being lost in the process won't be a big loss since you completely missed the whole point, anyway), then there is definitely a double standard on this site.

Not to mention that, still, everyone keeps believing that this story has anything to do with the CFW to begin with. This was about a completely different thing.

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AKA2705d ago

the title is wrong the update does no ban jailbraked ps3
but those cheaters that, hack and cheat in COD BO.
SONY Has won notting and im glad they are stooping glichers.

and stopping geog.. w/e that guy name is means notting they are few much better ps3 hack than the one this guy did, plus i bet he could work undercover but not clain his hack.

SONY is stupid and is making all hackers mad, poor NGP ...

ironmonkey2705d ago

lol that sucks, you'd have to wait for the modders to come out with a mod firmware before you can play anything. i remember psp took forever for some firmwares to come out to play new games. honestly not worth the hack. the console feels to expensive to be hacking.

showtimefolks2705d ago

nes/snes/sega and n64 games

i know people on craiglist have their ads to say they can do it

if anyone is gonna do that they need 2 systems one for offline other for online

what's the max we can do on our hard drive? can i use a sata 7400rpm 1TB

or is 500gb the highest i can do

Highlife2705d ago

What you want to hack to.... GTFO

eggbert2705d ago

spending $300 on a PS3 just to emulate games that He can already emulate on PC/Phone.

makes a lot of sense...

smashman982705d ago

hey as long as he's not using a hacked one online i dont see what the big deal is. and yes showtime you can do all that

Soldierone2705d ago

HAHAHA Look at them all cry! Ive been waiting, now sit back and enjoy the laughs and creative excuses they come up with.

BattleAxe2705d ago

ROFL you little bastards!!!

xAlmostPro2705d ago

and thats what these little 12-15 year old gimps get! hacking COD thinking they're leet because they copy & pasted some code haah, this is awesome! now some cod4 bans and such please

RBLAZE19882705d ago

lol this made my day's only 9 am haha. Eat shit hackers. Learn to behave like a normal freakin citizen of society.

Philoctetes2705d ago

Glad they're permabanning these people. I don't play COD, but I'm looking forward to Killzone next month, and I don't want that game ruined by cheaters.

RBLAZE19882704d ago

agreed...though I think it would be a lot harder than hacking COD cause killzone uses dedicated servers so Guerilla Games would see right away and ban them.

MarcusFenixITA2704d ago

yes, get these fools ... they destroyed my whole Account in MW2. I don't care if they hack their PS3 but they're not allowed to hack my PS3. Hacking can be fun but don't cause trouble on other system. Do what you want but leave me out.

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CrzyFooL2705d ago

Good. Innocent MY ASS.

I remember when all the Halo: Reach hackers said the same thing.

Invadersims2705d ago

and every one of them was lying.

Kreyg2705d ago

GOOD. I hate hackers. Why can't people just play the game the way it was meant to be played?!

duplissi2705d ago

GOOD. I hate cheaters. Why can't people just play the game the way it was meant to be played?!

fixed... see there is a difference. i will hack everything i own but i am no pirate or cheater.....

Kreyg2705d ago

You make a very good point there. Touché sir, touché.

Graey2705d ago

Because people are fucked up. You ever ask why we need cops. Why are their criminals in jail...why do people cheat, steal, rape, pillage, plunder haha...plunder. But seriously though its just naturally inherent in people to do shit they aren't supposed to be doing.

If they put the cheats in and called them perks or something..ppl wouldn't give 2 sh!ts...but you say oh no don't cheat and ppl come out the wood work.

jocomat92705d ago

hahah who else likes this

redsquad2705d ago

I don't like it, I LOVE IT!