Infinity Ward Takes on PS3 Hackers

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Infinity Ward PS3 Hackers

Hacking on the PS3 has begun to spiral out of control. Lately, PS3 owners have had to deal with an increasing number of malicious hackers that attempt to ruin the online experience in games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Sony has addressed the security breaches, but developer Infinity Ward does not want to rely on Sony’s solution alone.

The original creators of the Call of Duty franchise have stepped up and are taking extra precautions to assure that experiences in games like Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2 are not spoiled on the PS3.

“I just left a security meeting with the coders here at Infinity Ward where we discussed a lot of solutions. I feel good about the meeting, but of course I can’t go into detail on the possible solutions we discussed as we don’t want to give out any information that could potentially hinder the security any further.”

“Our main focus right now is on:

1) Preventing hackers from affecting legitimate players.
2) Addressing users who have already been affected.”

This hacking is a legitimate problem and has caused some players to opt out of playing with strangers through matchmaking processes. Considering the popularity of Modern Warfare 2, there are many gamers who have spent countless hours boosting their ranking in online modes, and the thought of having their accomplishments erased is sickening.

Even though the hackers represent a relatively small population of the total online community, this remains a valid concern. There have been stories of people getting their entire online progress in a game altered, not to mention having all of their trophies whisked away.

Sony has not ignored the problem, either. In fact, they just released a solution in the form of a mandatory system software update. This update (v3.56) will supposedly patch up the security problems and prevent hackers from exploiting the console - at least for now. In other words, PS3 owners can look forward to an annoying system update that takes considerably longer than it should to install.

Sony’s quick fix is not stopping Infinity Ward from continuing to pursue a stronger and more lasting solution of their own.

“I want to make it clear we will still be doing our own updates for Modern Warfare 2 for additional security updates that are specific to our game.”

It is great that Infinity Ward is taking it upon themselves to ensure that PS3 hackers do not taint the Call of Duty online experience. It’s one thing for Sony to help remedy the problem, but seeing a developer address the issues themselves is very respectable. Hopefully these efforts result in a restored environment, where gamers can go online without fear of having their investments destroyed.

Infinity Ward, along with developers Sledgehammer and Raven Software, are hard at work on Modern Warfare 3, which is expected to release sometime in 2011.

Have you been affected by the breach of security on the PS3? How long will it take before hackers get past the updated security system?

Source: Infinity Ward Forum

TAGS: Call of Duty, Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, PS3, Sony

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  1. I got hacked last night by some utter turd called Derrick trotter, I went into a lobby as normal and it was quick scoping only tried to back out straight away but my name was in a different colour and I’d lost ally weapons, I also inherited this clan tag [{DT}]. It gave a tiny URL address but I don’t trust it. How can I get rid of this please.

    • i seen this little puke on youtube an informed sony myself of him!sony needs to gather the info necessary and start dropping console bans on these wastes of skin.That im sure will clear up the issue real quick

  2. I joined a game that turned into a hack lobby and it unlocked all my weapons and the 10th prestige emblem and made me a level 70 1st prestige, the second match i join the host turned into a hack lobby and made me lose some of my unlocks and emblem’s, i just got the game for ps3 2 weeks ago, and i’ve been in soo many hack lobbys it’s rediculous.

    So i just stopped playing MW2 on PS3 until the hackers are dealt with because they have truly ruined this game, it’s a shame to because the game is incredible, yes i have BLACK OPS, but it’s nowhere as good as MW2 is.

  3. This article is jacked up and mis informed. The original creators are not doing anything at all about the issue as they were fired by Activision morons… Another thing is that when MW2 came out it was a glitch / hack fest on all systems anyways, and there are a lot more hacks and mods on the less secure xbox 360 system than the PS3. I haven’t seen anyone hacking black ops… hmm, maybe its just the crappy way the game was coded and not the system itself… duhhh

    Probably also a grass roots marketing ploy by fanbot publisher activision to get more people to by a weaker system (360) for these crappy games. The COD games are always better looking on the 360 anyways not because the PS3 is inferior but the coding for the ps3 version of that game is inferior. KZ3 looks way more incredible in terms of graphics than anything the 360 has to offer or can offer.

    Another thing is that sony does frequent updates for various reasons just because there was a recent update doesn’t mean that was their response to the hacking on 2 games out hundreds…

    nice yellow journalism

  4. xbox cant run hacked lobbys unless u have a jtaged xbox with the old 911 this exploit go pached in 2008 the efuse to the nand got blow so you could not dumb the nand onto the computer flash it run linx and custom firmware and if you take a jtag on line it get banned in under 10 min so dont tell me ps3 is more secure because the fact of the matter is ps3 is screwed the hacker have the root key for the ps3 so ps3 is truly hacked xbox you cant jailbreak because they cant get the root key its on the nand and there is no way of knowing the root key for xbox. mw2 on xbox is fine no hackers good fun but ps3 omg hacked lobby 10th prestige lobby in evrey game wtf and on ps3 you can play on old mw2 patches so you can do the javlin glich and use to overpowerd model 1887 and own . there is no way of sony correcting this usless they start consol banning and bricking it 4 good thats the only way of fixing it .

  5. anyone playing MW2 on PS3….. look oput for “KZ-H Flashcoopx” he was playing in hardcore SD and spectating him showed he was using a cheat that had a pull down window that had about 20-30 cheats including invisible and one that had a bright red box around the enemy no matter where they are or how comoed he is……. if i knew the cheats were this bad, i would’nt have bought the extra maps!! how do i get my money back?? Infinity doesnt show anyplace to write to to ask for a refund!!……

  6. i have spent most of the day looking through the internet to see what can be done about the problem or refunds and im getting really annoyed! 1. because nothing seems to have been done by infinity ward or sony, 2. because i couldnt give a flying duck about stats but want to play the game…….in the last 48 hours id say that over 80% of the games ive tried to play have been hacked by many different people and that they lock you in the game so you can’t leave and have to just stay there for however long they want to keep you and die over and over with no chance of playing the game properly! they cant be killed and they use rediculous weapons including a machine gun shotgun which killed me wherever i respawned whether it is a yard or a mile away! 3. the hackers have also taken all my perks and guns away so ive had to start from scratch which royally pisses me off. 4. after doing some major rebuilding of my weaponry i enter another game and lose everything again! surely im entitled to a refund as the product ive purchased is no longer fit for purpose!!!!!!!!

  7. If any one on ps3 can hack add me and set up a Mach
    I am called Paulyboy1

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