Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Hackers Banning Innocent Battlefield 3 Players

If online gaming wasn't hard enough a game-hacking site called Artificial Aiming has some members that are now targeting innocent players for Punkbuster bans in Battlefield 3. They were able to do this by corrupting a streaming Punkbuster ban list shared by certain server admins. A junior member from the Artificial Aiming forums that took the lead on this attack is focusing on servers that use GGC-Stream. He is are quoted as saying,

"We have selected ggc-stream as the target since they have the most streaming bf3 servers and makes it very easy to add fake bans. In 2011 we hit them with a mass ban wave and now were are banning real players from battlelog while ggc-stream is totally unaware. We have framed 150+ bf3 players alone"

Not to be outclassed by a junior member of a hacking site, Tony Ray founder of Even Balance, the company behind Punkbuster has made the following statement:

"This was an attack against a 3rd party admin group that uses PunkBuster to share ban information. The group of hackers/cheaters associated with the attack likes to trump up anything they can to claim some kind of victory to avert attention from the fact that we are catching their paid subscribers and banning them while they are claiming their hacks are undetectable. The 3rd party admin group should be able to easily remove the corrupted streaming from their system if they haven't already."

"It is always unfortunate when innocent players have their gameplay interrupted but it should be sorted out soon. In the mean time, there are plenty of game servers unaffected by this attack. Some players may need to branch out and try servers they don't normally play on for a while."

Artificial Aiming has also said they were not responsible for the attack but, they do support it for the "lulz".

Sources: KotakuShacknews
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34 Comments on Hackers Banning Innocent Battlefield 3 Players

#1
erocker
Couldn't there be some sort of class action lawsuit against sites like Artificial Aiming on the precedent of ruining a game bought and paid for by the end user?
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#2
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: erocker
Couldn't there be some sort of class action lawsuit against sites like Artificial Aiming on the precedent of ruining a game bought and paid for by the end user?
I have no idea. I just hope none of our members fall victim to these children.
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#3
Flibolito
by: TheMailMan78
I just hope none of our members fall victim to these children.
Seriously.
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#4
m1dg3t
by: erocker
Couldn't there be some sort of class action lawsuit against sites like Artificial Aiming on the precedent of ruining a game bought and paid for by the end user?
Perhaps a false advertising suit against the companies providing the game's since they are advertised as "multi player online" or whatever it's called these day's....

I can't understand how some people's live's are so unfullfilling that they have to resort to these type's of action's as a form of entertainment :shadedshu

Edit: I'm sure there is some law they are breaking by infringing on the rite's of the software provider and the consumer/end user
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#5
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
What tossers. :nutkick:

EDIT: good article, you really need to get around to posting more news. :toast:
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#6
xxdozer32
these guys are lame, just looked at their FB page, its just sad how they find joy in this sh*t
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#7
eidairaman1
since they established themselves, EA and Punkbuster can take them and their parents to court n find out where they live and have them arrested.
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#8
m1dg3t
by: eidairaman1
since they established themselves, EA and Punkbuster can take them and their parents to court n find out where they live and have them arrested.
Hahaha i prefer the cheap & quick method, :nutkick:
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#9
s{orpion
wtf??? seriously???

targeting large corps or corrupt entities is one thing...

targeting your fellow player and gamers... innocent ones?
seriously? how f'n childish and pathetic IS your life!?!?!

that is sooo lame it warrants a good nutkick :nutkick:
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#10
erocker
by: s{orpion
targeting large corps or corrupt entities is one thing...

targeting your fellow player and gamers... innocent ones?
seriously? how f'n childish and pathetic IS your life!?!?!

that is sooo lame it warrants a good nutkick :nutkick:
I agree, however if they saw your post it would just bring them more entertainment. They are the definition of an asshole.
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#11
kid41212003
by: erocker
Couldn't there be some sort of class action lawsuit against sites like Artificial Aiming on the precedent of ruining a game bought and paid for by the end user?
the site admin released a statement that the member who created that thread is just a junior member.
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#12
[H]@RD5TUFF
EA needs to get their crap together this is just flat emberrasing on their part.
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#13
shamus087
I would love for this site to go offline permanently. Cheating is just lame...

People that exploit in this game I take pleasure in ramming with the MAV.
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#14
GLD
I think these basement trolls need to stop touching themselves, step away from the pron, and go out and get a real date. THEN they will stop being little pantie wastes.
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#15
Widjaja
Where ever there are good players, there are cheaters of many ages, some well into adult hood who do not like losing and will do what they can to make sure these legitimately good players experience a negative buzz for being good so they in turn are the ones who lose by being angry and upset while these hackers are laughing at them with great joy for appearing superior through illegal means.
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#16
=TWP=WOLF
This is the consequence of an ongoing destructive society where the individual does not take responsibility. Unfortunately, nothing will get better as long as people do not realize that everything is based on each person's moral values.

As long as the individual does not come to realization with itself and based on that act in a responsible, honest and fair manner, indeed, so long will our self-destructive life on this planet to continue.
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#17
H82LUZ73
I told you guys on Battle logs text stream 3 weeks ago to change the password.They found a way to get into the servers main console of the game,Sad part is that it would freeze the system up and have to cold reboot.It has happened twice to me since,Now they found out not to ALL drop the main game console they just lock the server up and it is like a freeze of all play,This happened to me 2 days ago.Lounge Lizard and Rededit servers have all been hit.:cry:
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#18
Recus
I don't mind if they #### questionable quality console port.

Just playing single player/co-op.
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#19
treboRR
by: =TWP=WOLF
This is the consequence of an ongoing destructive society where the individual does not take responsibility. Unfortunately, nothing will get better as long as people do not realize that everything is based on each person's moral values.

As long as the individual does not come to realization with itself and based on that act in a responsible, honest and fair manner, indeed, so long will our self-destructive life on this planet to continue.
AS long as those retards make sh*t like that....the more the internet gets fcked! New laws, new restrictions n sh*t will come out! In one word...if this retard action continues...in future we will have to give dna sample and blood sample to youre computer only because u wanted to open the internet browser or whatever action u wanted to dooo! That goes for minesweeper 2!!! mby then it is easyer to find those lame ass mofos who fcked up our "FREE INTERNET"

Write that down!:pimp:
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#20
=TWP=WOLF
Anger management, could that be something for you treboRR?
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#21
ice_v
I wish Anonymus would do something about these little f**kers! :nutkick:
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#22
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
tbh....Im suprised that EA hasnt taken further action against Artificial Aiming....

A.A have their own website that sells hacks, they also have their own BF3 platoon full of people who use hacks, and they even have their own youtube account to upload videos of their hacks once theyve finished hacking. these guys were running hacks since the Closed beta. I dunno what EA are doing but clearly they aint doing enough to stop these motherfuckers from ruining the game or any other game for that matter.

EA/DICE have probably already banned them a few times. but with the amount of premium users signed up to their website who pay for the hacks, they probably got a bucket load of cd keys ro replace the one that gets banned.

EA need to take a step further and block their IP completely or at least getting a warrant and having them shutdown.
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#23
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
Honestly guys I wouldn't talk crap about Artificial Aiming on here in a negative light. The personality type that buys Artificial Aimings hacks THRIVE on it. It makes them feel better about themselves.

The only reason I posted this as news is so people don't go to a server that uses PB for a while until they can get it patched up. I didn't want any of our members to get banned for being 1337 and Artificial Aiming types to get all emo and ban em.
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#24
gorillagarrett
This is a form of TERRORISM

Yesterday, i got kicked many times from different servers for punkbuster errors.Today i see this "you're being looked into" at the top of my battle log home page.
What the F is wrong with those people? Why to harm people for no reason?
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#25
catnipkiller
This is why I don't play bf3 much anymore. get 20mins of game play just to get kicked from server, server crashes or hackers join. PBhas a bad track record imo bad company 2 was one of the most hacked games iv played.
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