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Just as we thought the hacking issue with Battlefield 3 couldn’t get any worse, it now appears it has just that: in order to prove their point against PunkBuster, the cheaters and hackers over at ArtificialAiming have banned over 150 Battlefield 3 players by using a PunkBuster exploit. A forum post claims:

“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.”

There are numerous threads over at Battlelog about this issue, where innocent players have been banned. The issue has to do with PBBans and GGC — third party services that run on the vast majority of Battlefield 3 game servers.

DICE have stated that they’re looking into the issue, but at this point, hackers have pretty much gotten control of the game. And just to make matters worse, innocent players can now be banned with what appears to be a simple command and the user’s BF3 GUID.

Source

Source 2 Kotaku

Source 3 MP1st

Thx to redsunx for the additional sources.

Great, piss off some emo hacker/admin online and get globally PB banned!
Edited by kikkO - 1/24/12 at 7:57pm
 
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I blame EA 'cause that's what everyone does.
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Wow when im thinking about getting back into BF3 this happens
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If this happens to me, I will be making a few hostile phone calls. These almost sounds illegal.


I hacked into my moms work and blocked out access to the users in the office.

If that was brought up in court don't you think I'd get thrown in the cage really fast?

I would really like some more coverage on this issue. Imma e-mail bf3blog right meow.
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Bad idea the way they have the ban system set up.
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I wish EA/Battlelog got their stuff together... I expect hackers in a lot of MP games.. but this has gotten far out of hand..
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This sounds worse than the Super Meat Boy database fiasco. From how I interpreted it servers can globally ban players via a simple command. Do companies these days know nothing about cyber security? Rule 1 is to never trust info from a client. Giving clients direct access to a database (SMB) or direct access to a global admin command (BF3) is incredibly stupid. Whoever so dangerously disregards cyber security should never have a job in the tech industry.
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I blame EA 'cause that's what everyone does.

That's seems to be the blueprint. Crazy exploit though.
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Glad I havent been playing lately. This is total garbage. I have BF3 LE and I havent even played the DLC yet because of how many hackers there is. Not worth my time.
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I blame EA 'cause that's what everyone does.

EA paid for Punkbuster support, so it is technically their fault.
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